MALAYSIA TO HOST WORLD AMA­TEUR GOLF CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

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Malaysia will play host to over 800 ama­teur golfers from 47 coun­tries in the World Ama­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship (WAGC) to be held later this year on 18th to 25th Novem­ber. Founded in 1995 by prom­i­nent Swedish sports icon Sven Tumba, Malaysia last played host to the WAGC back in 2007 where the coun­try won 2nd run­ners up for the cham­pi­onship. Speak­ing to re­porters in a press con­fer­ence an­nounc­ing the pres­ti­gious event, Pero­dua Chair­man YBhg Tan Sri As­mat Ka­maludin said that Pero­dua’s de­ci­sion to spon­sor the event was in-line with its be­lief in the sport of golf to pro­vide av­enues of self-im­prove­ment. Pero­dua has been a proud ti­tle spon­sor for the

WAGC since 2012 for the lo­cal chap­ter and par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Malaysian team abroad with over 6,000 ama­teur play­ers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the world stan­dard tour­na­ment in qual­i­fy­ing rounds and 75 play­ers spon­sored to par­tic­i­pate in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The de­ci­sion to host the 2017 World Ama­teur Golfers Cham­pi­onship World

Fi­nal has re­ceived the sup­port of the

Prime Min­is­ter, the Min­istry of Tourism and the Min­istry of Youth and Sports. Delta

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Sdn Bhd has been given the rights to host the cham­pi­onship from World Golf Cham­pi­onships Ltd, which is the gov­ern­ing body for this event via an agree­ment to host the tour­na­ment from 2012 un­til 2020. The four cour­ses that have been cho­sen for the tour­na­ment are Sun­gai Long Golf and Coun­try Club, The Mines Re­sort and Golf Club, Tem­pler Park Coun­try Club and Kota Per­mai Lang Golf & Coun­try Club.

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