Early '16 Asian Tour and ADT Schedules announced

Wed 25 Nov 2015

Early '16 Asian Tour and ADT Schedules announced

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Sentosa, Singapore, November 20: The Asian Tour has released the first half of its 2016 Schedule, consisting of nine tournaments, along with the Asian Development Tour’s (ADT) provisional Schedule of 22 events.
The Qualifying School Final Stage, where the top-40 finishers and ties will earn Asian Tour cards, will be played in Hua Hin, Thailand from January 13 to 16, 2016 which also falls on the same week as the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM which pits Asia against Europe.
The Ryder Cup-style showdown, which ended in a thrilling 10-10 tie in its inaugural tournament last year, will be held at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from January 15 to 17 with the winning 12-man team sharing US$3.6 million in prize money while the runner-up will share US$1.2 million.
The SMBC Singapore Open, offering a minimum prize fund of US$1 million, will be played at the Sentosa Golf Club from January 28 to 31, followed by the US$750,000 Leopalace21 Myanmar Open at Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club from February 4 to 7.
Both events will be making welcome returns onto the Schedule following a lapse of three and two years respectively.
The Bashundhara Bangladesh Open, one of four new tournaments to debut this season, returns for its second edition from February 11 to 14 with the event offering US$300,000.
The inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia will be held at Royal Selangor Golf Club from February 18 to 21 with a prize fund of US$3 million followed by a trip to Australia for the A$1.75 million Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
The True Thailand Classic, launched successfully earlier this season, will return for its second edition from March 10 to 13 with a US$1.75 million purse on offer at Black Mountain Golf Club, followed by the US$1.5 million Hero Indian Open from March 17 to 20 at a venue to be announced.
The second staging of the €1 million AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open will be played at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita from May 12 to 15.
The Asian Tour will announce details of several other full-field tournaments for the first half of the season over the next few weeks while the second half of its season will consist of established tournaments which have traditionally formed the core of its busy stretch of events from August till December.
The ADT, which provides a career pathway onto the elite Asian Tour and eligible to Qualifying School players, will kick off in early January and end in September; with Malaysia, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, India, the Philippines and Thailand hosting tournaments for the region’s rising stars.
Additional tournaments will be announced in due course on the ADT.
2016 Asian Tour Schedule (Jan-May)
Jan 13-16: Qualifying School Final Stage, Springfield Royal CC & Imperial Lakeview GC, Hua Hin, Thailand
Jan 15-17: EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, Glenmarie GCC, Shah Alam, Malaysia, US$4.8 million
Jan 28-31: SMBC Singapore Open, Sentosa GC, Singapore, US$1 million
Feb 4-7: Leopalace21 Myanmar Open, Royal Mingalardon GCC, Yangon, US$750,000
Feb 11-14: Bashundhara Bangladesh Open, Kurmitola GC, US$300,000
Feb 18-21: Maybank Championship Malaysia, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, US$3 million
Feb 25-28: Perth International, Lake Karrinyup CC, Australia, A$1.75 million
Mar 10-13: True Thailand Classic, Black Mountain GC, Hua Hin, Thailand, US$1.75 million
Mar 17-20: Hero Indian Open, Course TBA, US$1.5 million
May 12-15: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, Four Seasons GC Mauritius at Anahita, €1 million
Note: June to December Schedule to be announced in due course.
2016 Asian Development Tour (ADT) Schedule
Jan 27-30: PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, RM200,000
Feb 3-6: PGM Taiping Championship, Taiping, Malaysia, RM200,000
Feb 24-27: PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship, Shah Alam, Malaysia, RM200,000
Mar 9-12: PGM Clearwater Championship, Ipoh, Malaysia, RM200,000
Mar 23-26: PGM LADA Langkawi Championship, Malaysia, RM200,000
Apr 6-9: PGM Darul Aman Championship, Alor Star, Malaysia, RM200,000
Apr 13-16: ICTSI Philippines 1, US$60,000
Apr 20-23: ICTSI Philippines 2, US$60,000
Apr 27-30: PGM Palm Resort Championship, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, RM200,000
May 11-14: PGM Bukit Jawi Championship, Butterworth, Malaysia, RM200,000
May 25-28: PGM Nilai Springs Championship, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, RM200,000
June 1-4: PGM Penang Championship, Penang, Malaysia, RM200,000
June 8-11: Jakarta Invitational, Indonesia, US$60,000, TBC
July 7-10: Taifong Open, Taipei, US$160,000
Aug 17-20: PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship, Kuching, Malaysia, RM200,000
Aug 24-27: Ciputra Golfpreneur, Jakarta, Indonesia, US$100,000
Sept 7-10: PGM MIDF KLGCC Championship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, RM200,000
Note: The dates of the following ADT events will be announced in due course:-
Ballantine’s Taiwan Championship, Taipei, US$110,000
Aboitiz invitational, Philippines, US$100,000
Take Solutions Indian Masters, US$120,000
Thongchai Jaidee Foundation, Thailand, Bht4,000,000
Boonchu Ruangkit Championship, Thailand, Bht3,000,000
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 FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.