KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) -- The Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) will host the four-day ‘KLPGA 2019 International Qualifying Tournament’, beginning Aug 20, in a four-round, 72-hole stroke-play competition at Pattaya, Thailand.
The International Qualifying Tournament (IQT) is an annual tour event offering opportunity for non-Korean golfers to participate in the KLPGA Tour.
Last year, the event held in Malaysia attracted 50 golfers from 10 countries comprising Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, China, the United States, Canada, the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Like last year, the total prize money is USD 30,000 and green fees are waived, according to a statement. (USD1 = RM 4.13)
However, this year, the top three players will be eligible for the 2020 KLPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Stage 3, without having to compete in a preliminary qualifying tournament.
As of today, six international players including Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng (Thailand), Sui Xiang (China), Takabayashi Yumi (Japan), Aratake Rui (Japan), Nishimura Miki (Japan) and Chen Yu Ju (Taiwan) have registered for the KLPGA.
KLPGA strives to increase the competitiveness of the tour by offering more support to international players. Special services now being offered include transportation to and from tournament venues, and the booking of practice rounds.
For more information, contact http://klpgaiqt.com.