Royal encore for Asia-Pacific Amateur

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APGC Chairman Kei Muratsu, Tony Rule of Royal Melbourne GC, Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley and R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers in China today.

The Asia-Pacific amateur championship is returning to Australia.

The hosts of the tournament today announced that Royal Melbourne will organize the 2020 edition from October 29 to November 1.

It is the second time that Royal Melbourne is organizing the event, the most important and prestigious amateur event in the region.

The jewel in the Sandbelt of Melbourne, currently preparing for the December Presidential Cup, organized the AAC for the first time in 2014 when Antonio Murdaca from South Australia triumphed.

"We are delighted to re-organize the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and bring this exceptional event back to Royal Melbourne," said club captain Andrew Kirby.

"Our courses are among the best in the world and we have had the good fortune to organize national and international events that challenge many of the best players in the world.

“Hosting the Asian-Pacific amateur championship will be another great opportunity to add to that tradition and promote golf in our country and the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming the best amateurs of the region to Australia in 2020. "

Andrew Newbold, president of Golf Australia, was equally enthusiastic.

"Hosting the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is a unique and important way in which we as a country can support and grow golf in this region," said Newbold.

“Our mission is to advance and expand the game from grassroots participation to elite competition level. This event enables our amateurs to compete for the most coveted opportunities in sport and at the same time to inspire the next generation of golfers.

"We are also delighted to once again be able to showcase the beautiful Royal Melbourne Golf Club, one of the many world class golf courses in the globally respected Sandbelt of Victoria."

Hear from Tony Rule of Royal Melbourne about the exciting announcement

Championship organizers – the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and the R&A – today announced the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai during the first round of the 2019 event

The champion receives an invitation to participate in the Masters Tournament and The Open, while the runner (s) gain a place in the final qualification for The Open.

"One of the goals of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship was to show the world how golf grows in our region," said Kei Muratsu, president of the APGC.

“The success of this championship and the quality of the competitors in this area are wonderful examples of those goals that come to life. We are convinced that the return to Australia next year will mark another wonderful chapter in the AAC legacy. "

This week's AAC contains 120 players from 39 APGC countries and territories. Television coverage includes a three-hour live broadcast on Fox Sports 505 on each of the four days and a 30-minute show with highlights, and will be broadcast in more than 160 countries, making it the world's most widely broadcast amateur tournament again. .

The live broadcast is also available on with links to live scores and other tournament information.

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