The Royal Perak Golf Club (RPGC) will host the 112th edition of the Malaysian Amateur Golf Open which will be held from May 22 to 25. The 4-day tournament will feature top amateur players from Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region, including the winner of last years’ edition, Kevin Marquees from Australia.
The Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) has confirmed that 13 countries will take part in this year’s tournament. They are Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand.
A total of 156 golfers have registered for the competition, out of which 44 are Malaysians. The number is expected to rise, as the tournament approaches. Amateur golfers who take part need to have a handicap of 4 and less.
MGA President, Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor thanked RPGC for agreeing to organise this blue ribbon amateur event. He hoped a younger and more formidable golfing talent would emerge from this year’s outing.
The Malaysian Amateur Open, which started in 1894, is one of the most popular tournaments in the region. Many golf clubs around the country have made their bids to host the event. For RPGC it is indeed an honour to play host to Malaysia’s oldest golf championship.