Zaykabar Myanmar Open Presented by Alpine Returns

Fri 18 Jan 2013

Zaykabar Myanmar Open Presented by Alpine Returns

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Yangon, Myanmar, January 18: Zaykabar Company Limited, one of the leading companies in construction and real estate development in Myanmar, has committed to title sponsor the Myanmar Open for the second successive year.
The Zaykabar Myanmar Open Presented by Alpine is supported by the Ministry of Sports in Myanmar and returns as the season-opening event for the 2013 Asian Tour season with a prize fund of US$300,000 at the Royal Mingalardon Golf and Country Club from February 21 to 24.
Myanmar’s most prestigious golfing event will welcome many of the top Asian Tour stars to the country including reigning Order of Merit winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand.
Chairman of Zaykabar Company Limited, Dr. Khin Shwe said: “We are excited to welcome Asia’s best golfers to Myanmar once again and I am confident this prestigious event will promote Myanmar as a tourist destination of choice and also provide local golf fans with the opportunity to watch and experience world-class golf.
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“The Myanmar Open is the most renowned golfing event in Myanmar and Zaykabar is excited to continue its partnership with this tournament and also play a major role towards the growth and development of golf in the country and across the region.”
Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han believes the successful staging of the Zaykabar Myanmar Open bodes well for the future of golf in the country.
“On behalf of our talented players, we are delighted to welcome the return of the Zaykabar Myanmar Open as the 2013 season-opening tournament on the Asian Tour. An international field of top class golfers from around world will make their way to Royal Mingalardon and I am confident it will be a fantastic showcase of the quality of golf that is available on the Asian Tour,” said Han.
“I would also like to extend our fullest appreciation to Zaykabar who is taking an active role in development the game in Myanmar. It is fantastic that the local corporations are supporting professional golf in a very big way.”
The Zaykabar Myanmar Open will continue to promote Myanmar as a golf and tourist destination while also providing the region’s best golfers with a truly international-class championship golf course to compete on.
“We are happy to be associated with Myanmar’s leading golf event which will showcase our country as a growing tourist and golfing destination,” said the Alpine Chairman, Dr Sai Sam Htun.
Inaugurated in 1996, the Myanmar Open has seen a list of illustrious names on its roll of honour including defending champion Kieran Pratt of Australia who won in a thrilling play-off last year.
Among the other winners of the event include three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, countryman Boonchu Ruangkit, American Anthony Kang, South African James Kingston, Chinese Taipei’s Lin Keng-chi and Japan’s Tetsuji Hiratsuka.
Other sponsors of the Zaykabar Myanamr Open Preented by Alpine include AMC, Srixon (Official Ball), Tiger Beer (Official Beer), 100Plus (Official Isotonic Drink), Inetol Headwear and 5 Network (Media Partner).
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 Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts), Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner) and Srixon (Official Ball). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.