Asia-Pacific Amateur: China's Guan Tianlang fires 66
01 Nov 2012
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

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CHONBURI, Thailand (Nov. 1, 2012) -- With TV cameras broadcasting images worldwide, the focus of the amateur golf world the first week in November is the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand, host of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur.

Daniel Pearce of New Zealand, a consistent amateur player who captured the 2012 North Island stroke play title, posted a 4-under 68 to take the clubhouse lead early on Day 1.

China's Guan Tianlang is atop the leaderboard, though, after the first round of play after firing a 6-under 66.

In addition to offering its champion an invitation to The Masters, the tournament claims to be the most televised amateur event in the world. The list of broadcasters seems to validate that claim.


Live AAC coverage will be broadcast November 1 through 4 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Bangkok Time (4:00 AM to 6:00 AM Eastern Time; November 1 – 2 on ESPNU; November 3 – 4 on ESPN2), with coverage extending until the conclusion of play. The broadcast times for the event highlight show will vary by market, and ESPN2 will broadcast the program at 4:30 PM on November 4. All of the coverage will also be available on the Official AAC website at www.AACgolf.com/live.
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 following criteria.

The top two ranked amateur players from each 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 member country may nominate a player(s) from their country, to be approved by the APGC, to fulfill the two positions eligible from that country.

The remainder of the field will be filled taking the next highest ranked players of APGC member countries, not otherwise qualified. The maximum number of eligible players from any APGC member country (with the exception of 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 Zealand.

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Results For Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1ChinaGuan TianlangChina100066-64-72-71--273
2Chinese TaipeiCheng-Tsung PanChinese Taipei70075-67-67-65--274
3AustraliaOliver GossAustralia50070-65-69-72--276
4JapanHideki MatsuyamaJapan50071-69-70-68--278
5AustraliaJames McMillanAustralia50073-69-69-68--279

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