SAT, PTT Group and SINGHA Corporation join together to support “PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017” organized by THAI LPGA at Panya Indra Golf Club during 13-15 September 2017
Bangkok, 7 September 2017 : Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) together with PTT Group and SINGHA Corporation are joining hands in support the last significant ladies golf tournament in 2017 season organized by THAI LPGA, “PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017” which will be held during 13-15 September 2017 at Panya Indra Golf Club in Bangkok with 4-million Thai Baht purse money and world ranking points. It is the first-time tri-sanctioning by leading ladies golf tours of the region: THAI LPGA, China LPGA and Australian LPG, continuing after the successive co-sanctioned between THAI LPGA and Australian LPG in last year.
The “PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017” Press Conference was held on 7 September 2017 to announce such meaningful cooperation of these major supporters at Panya Indra Golf Club, one of the main supporters as host venue since the first edition in 2013 until 2017 which is the fifth edition of the tournament.
Mr. Wiboon Champangeun – Director of Professional Sports Development Division of Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) stated at the press conference that, “Sports Authority of Thailand as the government sector who supports PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017 is pleased to be the important part to drive and develop professional sports of Thailand which is included sport organizing in the country to meet international standard and lead Thailand to be sport hub of the region. The tournament is also being the stage for Thai players to show their potential and performance in order to step upward to be world class players. We hope that 2017 edition will reach its objectives and earn utmost success.”
PTT Public Company Limited, represented by Mr. Sarun Rungkasiri – Chief Operations Officer, Downstream Petroleum Business Group mentioned its support as the title sponsor that, “PTT Group stands on our dignity to sponsor PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS once more in this year. Besides ensuring long-term energy security for our country, PTT Group also delivers kind of support to sports and its related activities in all levels as it is one of our social responsibility objectives. We perceive the importance of implanting interest in sports since youth, amateur to professional level to enhance their performance and experience to international level. We are looking forward to the success of our contribution in PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017.”
Mr. Anucha Saengkaew, Public Relation General Manager of Boonrawd Trading Co.,Ltd., the long-time supporter of THAI LPGA tour said that, “On behalf of Singha Corporation, we are glad to work closely with Thai LPGA for long time. We have observed the development of players since they got their first steps into golf as youths till they grew up as professionals, along with the intention of Thai LPGA to push forward the ladies golf in Thailand and build up the tournaments to be stages for their players. We are pleased to support PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017 and glad to be a part of success of this magnificent ladies golf tournament of Thailand.”
THAI LPGA, the sanctioned body and the event owner, by Ms. Patinya Kuantrakul, President of THAI LPGA delivered the last statement in the press conference that, “Thai LPGA, on behalf of the tournament organizer, would like to thank Sports Authority of Thailand, PTT Public Company Limited, Singha Corporation and all other supporters that give their great support to this tournament. We have been carried forward the ladies golf in Thailand and offered opportunities to our players to develop themselves to international level. PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS is one of our most pride to stage a significant tournament in our home soil. We also expect that the tournament will inspire young Thai players to improve and step up to their next level. PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017 is the fifth edition and the first-time tri-sanctioning between Thai LPGA, China LPGA and Australian LPG with world ranking points. And it is also the first edition that the field is filled up with 114 players, increasing from 84 players in 2016 which we hope that there will be more experience exchanging amongst players and will be advantage for our players.”
“PTT THAILAND LPGA MASTERS 2017” is the ladies professional golf tournament originated and organized by THAI LPGA. The field of the fifth edition in 2017 features 114 players from 16 countries which are 40 players of THAI LPGA, 44 players of China LPGA, 20 players of Australian LPG and 10 invitation spots in stroke play competition over 54 holes in 3 rounds. There is cut-off after 2 rounds for top 50 and tie to compete in 3rd round in 15 September for 4-million purse money and world ranking points. The 2017 champion will earn 600,000 Thai Baht as prize money.
2-day LIVE Broadcasting on Thursday, 14 September (13.30-16.30 hrs.) and Friday, 15 September (11.30-14.30 hrs.) is through True Sport HD 2 of True Visions. Admissions ticket is available at ticket booths in Panya Indra Golf Club during 13-15 September at 100 Thai Baht/person (3-day pass) and free entry for spectators under 18 years old and over 60 years old.
More information can be followed at www.thailpga.com or THAI LPGA Official Fanpage (facebook.com/thailpgafanpage).