Three Major Tournaments Held at Flagstick Courses in February and March
Since its inception in 2006, the Honda LPGA Thailand has been held every year at Flagstick-managed courses (three different courses: Amata Spring CC, Siam CC - Old, Siam CC - Pattaya Plantation). This year the tournament was held from February 16-19 at Siam Country Club’s Old Course, where Yani Tseng, the young No. 1 in the world “phenom” from Taiwan, successfully defended her 2011 title. Congratulations, Yani!
Another high-profile ladies event was held this month at a Flagstick-managed course. The inaugural World Ladies Championship – co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the China LPGA Tour – was held at Mission Hills Haikou’s Vintage Course from March 2-4. Featuring top players from around the globe, this event introduced an innovative 3-in-1 format featuring individual and team professional play, and individual amateur play, as well. The Chinese women swept all three categories, creating quite a buzz in the golf world, as Shanshan Feng became the first mainland Chinese woman to win on the Ladies European Tour.
Adding to the long list of prestigious events held at Amata Spring Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand, this year’s Open Championship International Final Qualifying tournament was held at Amata Spring from March 1-2. Introduced in 2004, the Open Championship now holds five qualifying tournaments around the globe to increase the number of international players in the final field. Four coveted spots in golf’s oldest championship were awarded at Amata Spring this year. Flagstick wishes those men good luck at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in July!