4th September 2019 | Asian Development Tour
Combiphar Players Championship set for new venue in September
Jakarta, Indonesia, September 4: The popular Combiphar Players Championship will move to the Parahyangan Golf in Bandung, Indonesia, when it returns for its fourth consecutive edition on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in September, officials announced today.
The picturesque course, designed by Bob Moore from the JMP Golf Design Group, is situated within the eco-city of Kota Baru Parahyangan, which is less than 10 miles west of Bandung, the third-largest city of Indonesia.
The Combiphar Players Championship will continue to offer a prize purse of US$100,000 when it gets underway at the Parahyangan Golf from September 24 to 27. It will be the ADT’s fourth stop in Indonesia this season.
The event, which was staged at the New Kuta Golf in Bali for the last two years, has welcomed worthy winners since its inception in 2016. Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat won the inaugural edition in Singapore while Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela was victorious in 2017.
Varanyu Rattanaphiboonkij of Thailand became the first and only player to win twice in the 2018 season after emerging triumphant at the Combiphar Players Championship. He went on to finish third on the Merit rankings and earned his Asian Tour card for the 2019 season.
Hailed as one of the richest events on the schedule this season, the Combiphar Players Championship will be crucial in the race for the ADT Order of Merit title as well as the 2020 Asian Tour cards on offer for the leading seven players on the final money list.
Michael Wanandi, President Director of Combiphar, said, “We are very proud and happy to work with the Asian Development Tour again in organising this tournament. We are confident that the Combiphar Players Championship can further strengthen the company’s commitment, Championing a Healthy Tomorrow, in inspiring the Indonesian people to implement a healthy and active lifestyle to help create a healthier generation of Indonesia. “
In addition to providing competitive experience with international golfers in the country, the Combiphar Players Championship is also expected to help Indonesian professional golfers improve the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) ranking. “Furthermore, the international golf tournament which has entered its fourth year is expected to be a means to widen the opportunities for Indonesian golfers to gain points and improve international rankings. Thus, they can compete in the 2020 Olympics and make the nation proud, “continued Michael.
Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, lauded the outstanding support and commitment from Combiphar, who returns as the title sponsor of the Players Championship for the third successive year.
“We are very delighted to see the continuation of the Combiphar Players Championship on the ADT Schedule. Our members are thankful to Pak Michael Wanandi and Combiphar for their continuous support over the past few years. The tournament is always a save-the-date event on the ADT schedule with a fun and energetic atmosphere.”
“The Combiphar Players Championship’s move to a new venue highlights the abundance of qualify golf courses in Indonesia which is vital to the development on local players emerging onto the International stage,” Cho said.
By featuring on the ADT schedule, the Combiphar Players Championship will also offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive at least six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.