Tour stars confirmed for Olympics

Wed 20 Jul 2016

Tour stars confirmed for Olympics

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Sentosa, Singapore, July 20: A total of 14 Asian Tour members and four other Asian golfers have confirmed their participation for next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 
They will be among the 120 men and women who will create golfing history at the world’s greatest sporting spectacle when the sport makes its long-awaited return into the Olympic Games programme after 112 years.
Korea’s Byeonghun An and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee are among the highest ranked Asian players in 10th and 11th place respectively on the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.2016 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open: Day 4
An will fly the Korean flag together with compatriot Jeunghun Wang, who became the youngest ever player to secure back-to-back wins in European golf history with his triumphs in Morocco and Mauritius in May.
Thongchai, the only player to hold an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, will spearhead Thailand’s charge alongside 2013 Merit champion, Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
India will be represented by Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chawrasia while current Order of Merit leader Marcus Fraser and Scott Hend, a nine-time Asian Tour winner, will bid to win the medals for Australia.
Malaysia’s Danny Chia and Gavin Green will be part of the 60-man field which will also feature Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena, Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman and the Chinese duo of Wu Ashun and Li Hao-tong.
Other Olympic-bound golfers include Pan Cheng-tsung and Lin Wen-tang from Chinese Taipei and Japan’s Yuta Ikeda.
Asian Tour member Adilson da Silva of Brazil will carry the local hopes at the Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course where the golf tournament will be staged from August 11- 20
The announcement of the confirmed places in Rio de Janeiro comes at the end of the two-year qualification process to identify the full list of players eligible to be entered by their respective NOCs in accordance with the qualification criteria.EURASIA CUP_2016_SINGLES-MATCHES0192
Full information on the Qualifying System for the 2016 Olympic Games can be found here:
http://www.igfgolf.org/olympic-games/qualification-system/
Click here to view the final Olympic men’s start list
Click here to view the Final Olympic women’s start list
 
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 ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf , www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf , www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.