Date: April 03, 2019
Author: Brad James

Women’s Asia Pacific Amateur

The team for the 2019 Women’s Asia Pacific amateur includes three automatic entries from the world amateur rankings — Victorian Julienne Soo, 21, who is making waves as a collegiate golfer in the United States, Youth Olympic gold medallist Grace Kim, 18, from New South Wales, and Queenslander Rebecca Kay, 20, who qualified for the Queensland Open last year.

The three additional players are Doey Choi, 19, (NSW), Stephanie Kyriacou, 18, (NSW), and Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, 17, (WA). The 2019 Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific is operated by the R&A and will be played at The Royal Golf Club, north-east of Tokyo, from April 25-28. It is the second WAAP event, the inaugural tournament being won by Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul in Singapore last year.  The winner earns invitations to play in two major championships – the AIG Women’s British Open and the ANA Inspiration, as well as an exemption for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.