Defending champion returns for Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship

Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul is the highest ranked participant at this year’s event in Nantou City

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Thailand's top amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul (At...

Thailand's top amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul (At...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship will take place at Nan Fong Golf Club in Nantou City from May 28-31, gathering more than 100 golfers from 12 domestic and international teams, according to a Liberty Times report on Monday (May 20).

Chairman of the Golf Association of the Republic of China, Wang Cheng-sung (王政松), said the Taiwan Amateur Golf Championship is the country’s largest and most celebrated amateur golf event. This year the event will welcome amateur golfers from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, China, and Taiwan.

Organized by the Golf Association of the Republic of China, the annual event was suspended last year due to preparations for the Asian Games and election of the association’s chairperson.

Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul, who is currently ranked 7th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is the highest ranked participant at this year’s event. Thitikul will defend the title she won at the last event in 2017.

Thitikul won the women’s individual title by 9 strokes, with an aggregate of 288, at Sunrise Golf & Country Club in Taoyuan.

The amateur golf championship is divided into four categories, with the men's team, women’s team, men’s individual, and women’s individual events.