Pannakorn looks to get back into the winner’s circle at the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship

Fri 05 Oct 2018

Pannakorn looks to get back into the winner’s circle at the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship


Karachi, Pakistan, October 5: Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand will be aiming to turn his season around at the US$300,000 UMA CNS Open Golf Championship that tees off next week.

Pannakorn enjoyed a successful 2017, posting four top-10s and a victory on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) en route to winning the ADT Order of Merit title.

The transition to the Asian Tour has been a difficult one for the 28-year-old so far, but he is rediscovering his game and hopes to get back to winning ways at the historic Karachi Golf Club.

I’m going for a victory,” said Pannakorn, on his goal for the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship.

He added: “I’m really excited about next week. This is my second tournament in Pakistan. Last year, I was in Lahore for an ADT event. The country is safe, the people I’ve met were nice and the hotel was beautiful. I’m sure my experience will be similar or even better when I’m in Karachi.”

The UMA CNS Open Golf Championship is the first Asian Tour tournament in Pakistan in 11 years and Singapore’s Koh Deng Shan is grateful for the opportunity to play there.

Koh Deng Shan of Singapore

“It is always great to go back to a place where we haven’t been for some time. I’m glad that Pakistan is hosting an Asian Tour event and I hope that the country will continue to do that,” said Koh, who posted a career-best tied-16th finish on the Asian Tour in Zhengzhou this year.

“I’ve never been to Pakistan. I’ve only seen some pictures and it looks like a very scenic place. Getting my first Asian Tour win there will be fantastic!”

The 132-man field at the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship will be made up of 80 Asian Tour professionals, 30 local professionals and 22 invitees.

The tournament has been staged on the local circuit since 1995 and with its entry into Asia’s premier golf circuit this year, the event will receive Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points.


About United Marine Agencies

Founded in 1998, United Marine Agencies is one of Pakistan’s top five shipping agents, having partnerships with some of the best-known brands of the world. Known of providing efficient and economical shipping, cargo and related marine services in Pakistan and beyond, UMA primarily acts as a shipping agent for liners, containers, bulk cargo, passenger cruise carriers, tankers and conventional vessels calling at the ports of Pakistan. UMA strikes to be leading provider of shipping and logistics solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, principals and shareholders, employees and the communities in which it operates. Currently, the company is representing a number of renowned shipping lines such as Hyundai Merchant Marine Company Ltd, HAMBURG SUD, R.C.L., Swire & CEEKAY calling at Pakistani ports.

About 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 Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist and FootJoy (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.