ABOUT THE Asia-Pacific Amateur
The Asian-Pacific Amateur (formerly known as the
Asian Amateur) is the first of a series of worldwide
championships put together by a between the Asia
Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters
Tournament and The R&A. The event offers the
winner an invitation to the Masters Tournament at
Augusta National Golf Club. The champion and
runner(s)-up earn spots in The Open Qualifying
Series for The Open.
The event has historically moved throughout the
region and has now been held in China (2009, 2013),
Japan (2010), Singapore (2011), Thailand (2012),
Australia (2014) and Hong Kong (2015).
A field, topping out at 120 players, is selected by the
The top two ranked amateur players from
of the APGC member countries plus the four
top ranked players from the host country. If
there is not a sufficient number of players
ranked from that member country, the
country may nominate a player(s) from
country, to be approved by the APGC, to
the two positions eligible from that country.
The remainder of the field will be filled
the next highest ranked players of APGC
member countries, not otherwise qualified.
maximum number of eligible players from
APGC member country (with the exception
the host country) is six. Additional players may
be offered at the event's discretion.
The ninth edition of the event will be held in
New Zealand where it will be staged by Royal
Wellington Golf Club from 26 – 29 October, 2017. It
will be the first time the championship is held in New
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