Royal Melbourne to host Asia-Pacific Amateur

The site of the 2011 Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, will host the 6th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in 2014, marking the first time the event has visited Australia.

The annual event is organised by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A, and offers the winner an invitation to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. The champion and runner(s)-up also earn spots in International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

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“Royal Melbourne has great experience hosting events, from club competitions to the world’s top tournaments featuring the biggest stars in the game,” said Richard Allen, Captain of Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

“We’re proud to host the 2014 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and would like to extend an early warm welcome to players, staff and officials for what will be a special week.”

Each year, invitations for the championship are sent to the leading players from the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation member countries. Each country is automatically provided with two positions, which are to be filled by their highest-ranked players from the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

The remainder of the field is filled by taking the next highest ranked players from the WAGR with the maximum number of players allowed from a country being six. The only exception is for the host country, which is allowed to nominate an additional four players.