Bangkok, Thailand, October 3rd, 2012 – Channel 7 and Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. are proud to announce the upcoming the ladies professional golf tournament “Honda LPGA THAILAND 2013” from February 21-24, 2013 at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. Top 60 world’s money list woman golfers and 10 exemptions will compete in the 72-hole stroke play tournament with no cut to win the prize money of 1.5 million USD or 4.5 million THB, with the special hole-in-one prize, All New CR-V.
According to Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Executive Vice President of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., “All 6 tournaments of Honda LPGA THAILAND proved to be very successful. As an official sponsor of the Honda LPGA THAILAND 2013, we are very pleased and honored to be a partner with Channel 7 to organize the 7th tournament. We are very proud to be a part to promote Thai woman golfers to demonstrate their golfing talents and skills and compete with top woman golfers from many countries around the world. This tournament also helps to boost Thailand to be a leading destination for world-class golfers while promote tourism for strengthening Thai economy.”
“This tournament will showcase the world’s top 60 woman golfers and 10 exemptions spots to compete in the 72-hole stroke play tournament with no cut to win the prize of 1.5 million USD and Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. will grant the all-new CR-V with a 2.4 liter engine (4-wheel drive), priced at 1,524,000 Baht to the golfer who can score a hole-in-one.”
Besides, there’s a Charity Night to raise fund for Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre of H.M Queen Sirikit of Thailand in order to support the local people helping generate more income and increase the economic status and their living standard including retaining the preservation of Thai local arts and handicrafts.
Mr. Saran Virutamavongsa, Managing Director of Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd. and Chairman of the Organizing Committee recapitulates, “Channel 7, as the promoter of the tournament Honda LPGA THAILAND for 7 years, are proud and honored that the quality and the standard of our golf tournament in Thailand is comparable to the other world-class golf tournaments in the region. We have attracted the world’s best golfers to play here which is a testament to the confidence from all the golf players. We have focused our energy on making sure that everything is perfect: starting with the tournament organization, hospitality to the golf course Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. We believe that the tournament Honda LPGA THAILAND 2013 this year will be much more impressive, exciting and challenging than past years.”
“The Honda LPGA THAILAND 2013 will be held from February 21-24, 2013 at Siam Country Club Pattaya old course and is one of the flagship events on the LPGA Tour. This tournament will showcase the world’s top 60 woman golf players and 10 exemptions spots to compete in the 72-hole stroke play tournament with no cut to win the prize money of 1.5 million USD. Channel 7 will broadcast the tournament live across all 4 days.”
In addition, Mr. Saran states that “For the last six editions of the Honda LPGA, we hope that this event has served as the platform for the development of women’s golf in Thailand. We have given our youth golfers the exposure and opportunity play alongside the world’s best golfers at the tournament and to compete at the highest level of women’s golf. For 2013, we will continue to invite some Thai youth golfers to join and hopefully the Honda LPGA will inspire a new generation of Thailand golfers to reach new heights.
Tseng Yani, the winner of Honda LPGA THAILAND 2011 and 2012 talks about her memorable experiences in Thailand “I’ve played 4 times at the Honda LPGA and the best memories must be this year! There was a lot of excitement on the 18th hole, I had 90 yards to the pin and I know my ball is going to spin a lot I kept it low and made a birdie to win.”
“I am excited to go back to see all my friends and the fans again. I love the golf course and there is nothing that I can complaint. I just really want to go back and play the golf course again and try to win again. I enjoy being in Thailand and I think the fans out there and the food are great. I really enjoy going to Thailand and I have so many good friends there.”
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