Dubuisson to light up CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

Tue 01 Apr 2014

Dubuisson to light up CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters

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Jakarta, April 1: Frenchman Victor Dubuisson will add star power to the fourth edition of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters when it tees off at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from April 24-27.
With a stellar line-up that already includes reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, Major winner Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, defending champion Bernd Wiesberger of Austria and Thai star Thongchai Jaidee, Dubuisson’s confirmation is set to further light up the US$750,000 Asian Tour event.
The Frenchman is no stranger to success, having won his maiden European Tour title by fending off the combined challenges of Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose in Turkey last year.
The world number 21 will also be well remembered by fans worldwide for the titanic battle with Australia’s Jason Day in the final at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in February.
While he was pipped to the title by Day, the 23-year-old rising star earned plenty of admiration for his flamboyant golf which saw him pull off several extraordinary shots during the final match and he is expected to show that similar brilliance and resolve to win his first title on the Asian Tour.
Dubuisson was also part of Team Europe who competed in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM against Team Asia ,who staged a dramatic fight back to draw 10-10 with Europe in Malaysia last week.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has cemented its place as the nation’s most prestigious event and has featured prominently on the Asian Tour Schedule since 2011.
Since it was launched, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has attracted many leading stars including Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Darren Clarke and Michael Campbell, to name a few.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters has also received a significant boost with its strong family of sponsors namely Linc Group, Pertamina, BMW Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia, Salonpas, Telkomsel, San Miguel, SvinGolf, JS Luwansa Hotel, Noble Group, Oakley, Taylormade, Loewe, Beringer, Srixon and Ricoh.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters will enjoy widespread exposure via a strong local media platform and the Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches out to over 200 countries and 627 million households on the Live, Highlights, Asian Tour Golf Show and Golfing World.
While the Asian Tour event has attracted a host of world class players, it has also placed much emphasis on the development of golf in Indonesia.
The Youth Development initiatives of the tournament include three golf clinics conducted at Royale Jakarta Golf Club for 20 Juniors selected by the Indonesian Golf Association (Persatuan Golf Indonesia) and CIMB Foundation (CIMB Group's Junior Development Program for Golf).
Each program is conducted monthly beginning in January 2014 and includes a one and a half hour clinic followed by a nine-hole playing lesson.
The top five most attentive juniors from each session will stand a chance to win an exclusive behind the scenes access to the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2014 as well as an opportunity to meet the Star Players of the event.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters Amateur League qualifies one Indonesian amateur for the tournament proper.
Indonesian amateurs can participate in this league by entering the newly established Indonesia Golf Tour, which sees 14 tournaments conducted this year.
30 male amateurs have the opportunity to play together with Indonesian golf professionals in three-day tournaments conducted across Jakarta.
The highest ranked amateur following their participation in the series between January and April 2014 (three events total) wins the opportunity to play against the best of the Asian Tour and PGA Indonesia in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2014.
Organisers behind the US$750,000 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters have been instrumental in building 29 homes for families in need.
Together with National Energy Company, Pertamina, it has also provided over 10,000 people in the Cilamaya area with clean water solution.
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About CIMB Niaga
CIMB Niaga was established as Bank Niaga in 1955. CIMB Group is the main shareholder of CIMB Niaga, with a 97.94% effective stake. The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of both conventional and Islamic banking products and services, through an expanding delivery channel network of 969 offices all over Indonesia as at 31 December 2013, including 580 branches, 350 Mikro Laju units (including 21 outlets attached to a branch), and 60 cash/payment points. CIMB Niaga has more than 14,300 employees. CIMB Niaga encourages people to share high growth and take advantage of all the potential that the South-East Asia region brings – in line with CIMB Group’s brand positioning: “ASEAN for You”. CIMB Group is Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider and one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, and Myanmar). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, the US, UK and Korea. CIMB Group is listed on Bursa Malaysia via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It has a market capitalisation of USD17.9 billion as at 31 December 2013. The Group has over 40,000 employees located in 17 countries.
About The Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.
For further information, please contact:
Indonesian Masters PTE LTD (Event Promoter)
Edith Tania
Edith.tania@obgolf.co.id
+62 21 53671136
Website: www.indonesianmasters.co.id
Rudy Hutagalung
Corporate Secretary
PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk
Tel: +62 – 21 546 0555 ext. 46058
Fax: +62 – 21 252 6749
Website: www.cimbniaga.com
Email: corporate.secretary@cimbniaga.co.id