MALAYSIA will this week host one of golf’s biggest amateur tournaments – the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC), world final – at four top courses in Johor. These are the newly opened Forest City Golf Resort, the Els Club Desaru Coast (Ocean course), Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club and Palm Resort Golf & Country Club (Cempaka course).
The host nation has five champions, who made it from the local qualifiers, in the tournament – Loh Junyou (1 hcp), Azwan Abu Bakar (8), Sufian Riba (11), Datuk Jamaluddin Abdul Razak (17) and Zannuar Md Dum (21).
Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) is celebrating its seventh year as the title sponsor of the Malaysian event and the country’s leading car manufacturer is looking forward to supporting the world final again when 450 golfers from 40 countries visit here this week.
Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays is organising the event, which was also held here last year.
“This event brings together 450 international participants from the hospitality industry, mainly from tour operators, airlines, hotel chains and tourism boards with the purpose of creating awareness of Malaysia’s premier golfing destinations” said WAGC world president Isac Saminathan, who has also been appointed to manage the future world finals.
Perodua chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin extended his gratitude to Delta Trend Golf and the sponsors for their support of the championship.
“To the five national winners, congratulations and well done.
“I hope you will forge new friendships, fortify existing ones and discover new ways of looking at and enjoying the great game of golf.
“And I’m sure you’ll do us proud,” said Asmat.
Since 1995 the event has inspired amateur golfers from around the world by offering them a platform to compete in an international tournament.