Sixth Queen's Cup set for tee off in Samui next week

Tue 27 May 2014

Sixth Queen's Cup set for tee off in Samui next week

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Samui, Thailand, May 27: The sixth edition of the Queen’s Cup will be staged at the challenging Santiburi Samui Country Club next week.
Bangkok Airways, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Thailand and the Asian Tour, announced in a press conference here today that the event will offer a prize fund of US$300,000.
Sanctioned by the Asian Tour from June 5-8, 2014, the event is 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 organise this tournament for the sixth year in honour of our beloved Queen Sirikit. We have always strived to take Thai golf onto the international level. Moreover, we hope the tournament will draw a larger number of golf enthusiasts which consequently will stimulate Samui’s tourism.
“The previous years’ tournaments were very well received and were followed immensely by golf fans from around the region which Samui has already become a new destination for golf tourism.”
Officials at the Queen's Cup press conference on May 27 in Samui. Officials at the Queen's Cup press conference on May 27 in Samui.
The tournament’s Pro-Am will be held on June 4 to give an exclusive opportunity for local amateur golfers to compete alongside Asia’s top professionals. The Queen’s Cup will also be broadcast live on True Sport and be featured in the Asian Tour Golf Show.
Next week’s event will include many famous Thai golfers such as 16-time Asian Tour champion Thaworn Wiratchant, who won the event in 2012 and the Bangkok Airways Open in Samui in 2008, Chawalit Plaphol, who triumphed in the 2006 Bangkok Airways and 2011 Queen’s Cup, Chinnarat Phadungsil, winner here in 2009, Arnond Vongvanij and Prom Meesawat.
Current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri of India will spearhead the international field alongside this season’s winners Richard T. Lee of Canada and rising Indian star Rashid Khan.
Lahiri’s EurAsia Cup teammates Nicholas Fung of Malaysia, Bangladeshi star Siddikur Rahman and the team’s vice captain Boonchu Ruangkit will also feature in the Queen’s Cup.
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han said: “On behalf of the Asian Tour and our players, I would like to express our fullest appreciation to Bangkok Airways and Sports Authority of Thailand for their wonderful support in staging the Queen’s Cup.
“Our players always enjoy competing in the Queen’s Cup as it is played on a truly challenging golf course while Samui also offers the opportunity for them to enjoy the many attractions on the famous holiday isle.
“Since joining the Asian Tour Schedule in 2009, the Queen’s Cup has produced worthy champions such as Thaworn Wiratchant, Prayad Marksaeng, Chawalit Plaphol, Chinnarat Phadungsil and Tetsuji Hiratsuka and we look forward to herald another great champion next week.”
The Queen’s Cup is mainly sponsored by Bangkok Airways Co., Ltd, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club and Siam Commercial Bank Co.,Ltd. Co-sponsors include the Bangkok Hospital Group and Bangkok Hospital-Koh Samui, PTT Co.,Ltd, Bangkok Bank Co.,Ltd., Phatra Financial Group, Tourism Authority of Thailand, The Boeing Company Bangkok Insurance, TAT Leasing Ltd. Malee, Sabre, INK, Xcite golf and Fenix, Hertz and Wine Dee Dee, Hardtip CO.,Ltd.
Media partners include the Nation Multimedia Group Co.,Ltd, True Vision CO.,Ltd, Bangkok Shuho and Media Expertise while Hotel Partners include the Four Seasons Resorts, Intercontinental Samui Bann Taling Ngam Resort, Samui Palm Beach Resort, Santiburi Samui Resort, Conrad Koh Samui, Samui Buri Beach Resort, Victoria Park Resort (Amarin Victoria), Bandara Hotel & Resorts, Shasa Resort and Residences, Fair House Villas & Spa, Nora and The SEA Samui.
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
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) 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.