Solaire Open moves to a new venue

Mon 24 Feb 2014

Solaire Open moves to a new venue

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Manila, Philippines, February 24: The Solaire Open will move to a new venue in the Philippines when the US$300,000 event returns onto the Asian Tour Schedule for the second consecutive season.
The Solaire Open, won by Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei last year, will be staged at The Country Club in the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, located in the outskirts of Manila from March 13 to 16.
This will be the second time The Country Club (TCC) will host an international golf tournament at its prestigious championship course which was designed by golf legend and master golf course architect Tom Weiskopf. In 2005, the TCC hosted the Southeast Asian Games golf event.
The Solaire Open is poised to attract the leading Filipino stars including Angelo Que, who is a three-time Asian Tour winner, Antonio Lascuna, Mars Pucay, young gun Miguel Tabuena and Elmer Salvador.
Lin, who dramatically won the event in 2013 to end a four-year title drought, is expected to defend his title against a plethora of Asian Tour stars including Anirban Lahiri of India, Nicholas Fung of Malaysia and Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, who are all part of Team Asia who will face Team Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Malaysia from March 27-29.
Thomas Arasi, President and Chief Operating Officer of Solaire Resort and Casino, expressed his delight with the extended partnership with the Asian Tour, which is the region’s official sanctioning body for professional golf.
“Solaire is excited to work with the Asian Tour to ensure the continued success of the Solaire Open. We look forward to hosting the best players in the region and believe golf fans will enjoy world-class golf at The Country Club next month,” Arasi said.
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han lauded the strong commitment from Solaire to grow the game of golf in the Philippines and across the region.
“Over the years, we have witnessed tremendous success from our players on many levels and we are confident they will continue to showcase the very best of Asian golf at the Solaire Open,” said Han.
“On behalf of the Asian Tour, I would like to thank the Solaire Group for their unwavering dedication to bring an international golf tournament to the Philippines. Players like Angelo Que, Antonio Lascuna and Elmer Salvador have enjoyed huge success on the Asian Tour and by hosting the Solaire Open, we hope to unearth future champions in the game,” Han added.
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About Solaire Resorts and Casino
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM) is a public company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, develops destination resorts featuring premium accommodations, world-class restaurants, gaming and entertainment, and extensive  luxurious facilities.
Solaire Resort & Casino, the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on a 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines opened March 2013. Solaire, a luxury destination casino resort, is the first property to open in the Entertainment City, a government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone.
Solaire’s Phase 1 features 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bay side villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a wide range of award-winning dining experience and signature restaurants, sophisticated bars and lounges, and an ample multi-level car park. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website: solaireresort.com
SOURCE: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
(www.bloomberry.ph)
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.
About the Philippine Golf Tour
Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. (PGTI) was established in 2009 to advance the cause of professional golf in the Philippines. PGTI supports the Filipino golfer through exposures in local, regional and international golf tournaments. Through its flagship tournament circuit, the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT), PGTI organizes tournaments held in the country’s top golf courses wherein golfers could hone their skills, compete with fellow professionals, and earn from the sport. In just over a year, the PGT has become the largest local golf circuit in Southeast Asia.