Tour heads to Japan in September

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Tour heads to Japan in September

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February 11: The Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup will welcome the best players from the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour when it is staged at the Ohtone Country Club in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan from September 25 to 28, 2014.
Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup boasts a lucrative prize fund of 150 million Yen (approximately US$1.5 million) and is poised to attract a stellar field from the region and around the world.
The Diamond Cup is one of the oldest tournaments in Japan dating back to 1969. Now known as the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup, the prestigious event has also been elevated to regional Open Championship status following an agreement between the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation and the Japan Golf Association.
The event continues to receive strong backing from Mitsubishi Corporation and Kansai Telecasting Corporation.
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han is confident that players from the region’s premier Tour will continue to put up a strong challenge for the Asian-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup while reaffirming the Tour’s commitment towards the event.
“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 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup,” said Han.
“On behalf of the Asian Tour, we are also delighted to work closely with the Japan Golf Tour, Japan Golf Association and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation to ensure the event’s success,” added Han.
Following the conclusion of the Asian Tour 2013 season, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat wrapped up his season in spectacular fashion when he was crowned the Order of Merit champion after securing one victory and five other top-five finishes on the region’s premier Tour. Australia’s Scott Hend also had a season to remember when he won a treble of titles in Thailand, Chinese Taipei and Macau.
Japan Golf Tour Chairman Katsuji Ebisawa is looking forward to working with the Asian Tour as they combine efforts to make the Asia-Pacific Open Diamond Cup a success.
“The Japan Golf Tour is delighted to work with the Asian Tour to ensure the continued success of the Asia-Pacific Open Diamond Cup. We look forward to seeing the best players in action in September and making it a memorable week for all,” said Ebisawa.
The Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup is owned by Mitsubishi Corporations, Kansai Telecasting Corporation, Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation and Japan Golf Association.
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About the Asian Tour
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