KOTA KINABALU, 12 March 2019: Amateur golfers from around the world will head for Sabah, Malaysia this October to play in the 25th World Amateur Golfers Championship.
WAGC’s World Final 2019 Borneo Malaysia will take place 19 to 26 October in Kota Kinabalu. It includes the finals with players representing up to 40 countries and an invitational tournament.
Play will unfold at four of the state’s top competition golf courses; Sutera Harbour Marina Golf and Country Club; Sabah Golf and Country Club; Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai and Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club.
The 500-room Pacific Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu features 500 rooms and one of the golf courses played in the tournament is the official hotel partner.
Tourism Malaysia is the main sponsor along with Perodua as the title sponsor.
The tournament will be organised by Delta Trend Golf & Leisure Holidays.
World Golfers Championship Ltd the owner of WAGC signed long-term agreement with Delta Trend Golf & Travel, last year to contract host countries for World Finals, secure sponsors and together with local companies manage, plan and stage the World Finals.
Winners of national tournaments that cover multiple rounds are shortlisted to play for their countries to play in the World Final 2019.
Around 40 national teams from across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania will compete in the Finals.
Tourism Malaysia chairm, Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, told a press conference last week the prestigious tournament would underscore Sabah’s position as a top golf destination.
“Although the championship will be held in Sabah, it is also a national effort. Such a major tournament was only made possible through sponsorship by our second car manufacturer Perodua and the support of Tourism Malaysia with officials playing a pivotal role in coordination as cooperation from many government agencies are needed to ensure the championship runs smoothly,” he added.
Team Malaysia won the WAGC crown in 2012 and 2015, and came in second runners-up in 2016 and last year.
The World Finals were held in Johor, Malaysia in 2018.
(Source: Tourism Malaysia)