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Phuket: B9.7 million on the line at Koh Samui tourney next week

Phuket: B9.7 million on the line at Koh Samui tourney next week

GOLF: Southern Thailand has been steadily growing as the newest premier destination for golf enthusiasts with several top-class tournaments.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 27 May 2014, 12:55PM

Thaworn Wiratchant. Photo: Asian Tour

Thaworn Wiratchant. Photo: Asian Tour

This tradition continues with the 6th Queen's Cup, taking place at the Santiburi Samui Country Club next week, and will pit several high-level amateur golfers together for a prize of US$300,000 (B9.7 million).

The tournament, which takes place from June 5-8, will also see a Pro-Am event on June 4 to give an exclusive opportunity for local amateur golfers to compete alongside Asia's top professionals.

Some of Thailand's top golfers will also take part in the event, including 16-time Asian Tour champion Thaworn Wiratchant, who won the event in 2012, Chawalit Plaphol, who triumphed in the 2011 Queen’s Cup, 2009 winner Chinnarat Phadungsil, as well as Arnond Vongvanij and Prom Meesawat.

Laguna Golf Phuket

In addition, the event will feature current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Anirban Lahiri of India and his EurAsia Cup teammates Nichoals Fung of Malaysia and Bangladeshi star Siddikur Rahman

“Since the joining the Asian Tour Schedule in 2009, the Queen’s Cup has produced worthy champions such as Thaworn Wiratchant, Prayad Marksaeng, Chawalit Plaphol, Chinnarat Phadungsil and Tetsuji Hiratsuka and we look forward to herald another great champion next week,” said Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han.

The Queen’s Cup will also be broadcast live on True Sport and be featured in the Asian Tour Golf Show.

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