Published February 7, 2023, 12:21 PM
by Manila Bulletin Sports
An exciting tournament is coming the country’s way as the Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines (WGAP) is set to host the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational Golf Team Championship from Feb. 20 to 24 at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club in Carmona, Cavite.
Fourteen countries have committed to play in the 43rd edition of the tournament also known as the Queen Sirikit Cup, namely Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
WGAP plus 14 Ladies Chapters across the country are keen and eager to showcase the best of the Filipino hospitality during the four-day tournament that is recognized as the official ladies’ golf tournament in the Asia Pacific Region.
This is the fourth time the Philippines is hosting the event after successfully staging it in 1987, 1997 and 2007. So far, Dottie Ardina took the coveted plum in 2011, while Princess Superal and Filipina-Japanese Yuka Saso each registered a second runner-up finish in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
The last four decades of the Queen Sirikit Cup has seen many former national players turning professional, with several of them now world-class players on various international tours.
“This is a milestone event for us because this year is our 50th anniversary. We will make sure that all the participants, including coaches and parents, will have a great time,” says WGAP President Cielo Regino-Fregil.