Queen's Cup welcomes top Asian Tour stars

Tue 04 Jun 2013

Queen's Cup welcomes top Asian Tour stars

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Samui, June 4: Bangkok Airways, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Thailand, Thailand PGA and the Asian Tour announced that the Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament will take place from June 13 to 16.
The US$300,000 event, which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Thailand PGA, will be held in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
M.L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President - Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airways said, “We are particularly excited to have organised this tournament for the fifth year in honor of our beloved Queen Sirikit, we have always strived to take Thai golf tournament to the international level. Moreover, the tournament is hoped to draw a larger number of golf enthusiasts which consequently stimulate Samui’s tourism.
“The previous years’ tournaments were very well received and were followed immensely from golf fans around the region which Samui has already become a new destination for Golf tourism.”
The tournament’s pro-am will be held on June 12 to give an exclusive chance to local amateur golfers to compete with Asia’s top professionals. The tournament will also be broadcast live on True Sport while the Queen's Cup will also be featured on the Asian Tour Golf and Highlights show.
Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand will defend and headline the 2013 Queen’s Cup alongside Chawalit Plaphol and Chinnarat Phadungsil, who won the Queen’s Cup in 2011 and 2009 respectively.
Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Prayad Marksaeng, Arnond Vongvanij, Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Lee Sung, Scott Hend and Anirban Lahiri will also feature in the event.
Queen’s Cup Bangkok Airways – SAT Samui Golf Tournament 2013 is mainly sponsored by Bangkok Airways, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club, Bangkok Hospital Group, PTT Co.,Ltd, Bangkok Bank, Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group, Tourism Authority of Thailand and co-sponsored by Four Seasons Resort, Samui Palm Beach Resort and Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam.
About Bangkok Airways Co.,  Ltd.
Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com), with the ASIA’S BOUTIQUE AIRLINE slogan, is the first private airline established in Thailand since 1968. Taking off daily with about a hundred flights per day from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Airways flies travelers from around the world to more than twenty exquisite destinations across Thailand and Asia. To name a few; Samui, Phuket, Trat (Koh Chang), Maldives are amongst the hottest beach selections; whilst Sukhothai, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap (Angkor) are of the world heritage personalities, each of which possesses her unique flair.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. 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), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Canon (Official Imaging Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) 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