Asian Amateur announces sponsors

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

IBM, KFC, Rolex and Zurich Financial Services Group will sponsor the inuagural Asian Amateur Championship, event officials announced Aug. 19.

The championship, run by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters and The R&A, will take place at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, Oct. 29-Nov. 1

The winner will receive an invitation to play in the 2010 Masters; the winner and runner-up will earn places in International Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

The 120-player field will be comprised of the top male amateurs in the region representing 34 countries. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.