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The Most Prestigious Professional Ladies Tournament in Indonesia

The Simone Asia Pacific Cup which will be held at Pondok Indah Golf Course, Jakarta, 18-20 August 2022, is the most prestigious professional ladies golf tournament ever held in Indonesia. This is the first Ladies Asian Tour (LAT) Series tournament to be held outside of Korea.

Top LPGA players will compete in this tournament with a total prize of US$ 750 thousand or Rp 11.25 billion (exchange rate of US$ 1 = Rp 15 thousand). Lydia Ko will compete with the South Korean golf duo, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu, and Hinako Shibuno from Japan.

Lydio Ko, a New Zealand golfer is a player who has had a fantastic career. He became the world number one player on February 2, 2015 when he was still very young, 17 years old. He also won two Major titles, namely The Evian Championship 2015 and ANA Inspiration 2016. He won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics.

Hyo Joo Kim is the winner of the Lotte Championship presented by Hoakalei 2022 and winner of the Evian Championship 2014. So Yeon Ryu won the US Women’s Open 2011 and ANA Inspiration 2017. Hinako Shibuno won the Women’s British Open 2019.

There will also be regional stars, namely Jaravee Boonchant from Thailand, Cassie Porter from Australia, Diksha Dagar from India, Cheng-Hsuan Shih from Chinese Taipei and Natasha Andrea Oon from Malaysia. They will also prove that they are not easily beaten by more famous competitors.

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The four Indonesian professional golfers who will compete are Tatiana Wijaya, Dea Mahendra, Putri Aisyah Amani, and Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri. In addition, two amateur golfers representing Indonesia are Kristina Natalia Yoko and Patricia Walanda Sinolungan.

“We hope that the LAT Series will support the development of ladies golf in Asia Pacific. We thank R&A for their support and for the opportunity to work with various golf associations in Asia Pacific, as well as to sponsors,” said Kang Hyungmo, President of Asia Pacific Golf Platform (APGP) and former Vice President of the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA). APGP is a subsidiary of the Asia Golf Leaders Forum (AGLF) which established the LAT Series.

A total of 37 professional golfers out of a total of 44 golfers who participated in this 54 hole competition were guaranteed to get prize money. Of the total US$ 750 thousand, as much as US$ 500 thousand will be divided for professional golfers. This tournament is held for only three days without any cut-off.

Individual winners will get a prize of US $ 100 thousand or Rp 1.5 billion. Runner up gets US$ 57,500. All participants who play in full on 54 holes will get a minimum of US $ 5,860 or around Rp. 85 million. This amount is much higher than the previous tournaments held in Singapore and Thailand earlier this year, which were US$ 3,707 and US$ 4,051 for the lowest ranked golfer.

The rest, US$ 250 thousand, was for the team category which was participated by 16 countries, namely South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Taipei, Myanmar , Hong Kong, and America. Union.

All players whose teams are in the top 15 will receive additional prizes, the amount of which will be determined by the Asian Golf Leaders Forum (AGLF) as the event organizer for this tournament.

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The Ladies Asian Tour (LAT) is the organizer of golf tournaments for Asian golfers. LAT cooperates with the sanction bodies of countries in Asia. The next LAT tournament schedule is the Hana Bank Group Championship in September and the Hana Financial Group Singapore Women’s Open in December.

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