A total of 122 amateur golfers will compete in the Perak Amateur Open Golf Tournament (KGATP) this December.
The president of the Malaysian Golf Association, Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor said the KGATP is the second amateur open series after its organisation at Penang Golf Club.
“KGATP is the oldest amateur tournament in Asia and has received the recognition of the World Amateur Golf and has attracted many amateur players to participate.
“So far we have received participation from three countries namely South Africa, China and Iran. It is hoped that after this there will be more participation from foreign countries especially from Southeast Asian countries”, he said after the dinner in conjunction with the Perak Amateur Open Golf Tournament at the Club Royal Perak Golf, last night.
Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the tournament jointly organised by the Malaysian Golf Association and the Royal Perak Club was indeed able to attract the attention of foreign countries.
“The government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports has always given support to the sport of golf which has great potential in producing the best players in the world.
“This is the best platform for amateur talents to highlight their abilities in golf”, he said.
By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali