Amateurs
July 08, 2020

Asia-Pacific men's and women's amateur championships canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19

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Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Yuxin Lin of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur title for the second time in 2019. The 2020 event has been canceled, along with the women's competition, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Two more international amateur championships have been canceled due to COVID-19 as the R&A announced on Wednesday that the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) won’t be played in 2020.

The WAAP, organized by the R&A in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, originally had been postponed from February to Oct. 7-10, when it was to be played at Siam Country Club in Thailand. The event will now be held Feb. 4-7, 2021.

The AAC, fun by the R&A, APGC and the Masters, was to take place Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The winner receives an invitation to the Masters and the Open Championship. No dates for future championship have been set.

“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our players, officials and everyone throughout the world involved in running these great championships,” said Taimur Amin, Chairman of the APGC. Given the ongoing concerns and global impacts of this pandemic, we determined with our respective partners that these events unfortunately could not proceed as planned this year.

“My sympathies are with all the players who were looking forward to participating. They can rest assured that, together with our partners, we will continue to provide these life-changing opportunities when it is safe to do so. We are grateful to everyone involved in the staging of both championships for their understanding and shared dedication to our mission, and we look forward to continuing our work together to advance the game throughout the Asia-Pacific.”

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