Indonesia Open returns to Asian Tour

Jakarta, June 27 (IANS) The Indonesia Open will offer a prize fund of $750,000 when the Asian Tour event is staged at the Pantai Indah Kapuk golf course from Nov 28 to Dec 1.

Indonesia’s national championship, which is returning to the Asian Tour after three years, is poised to play a major role in determining the winner of the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit as the Open will be held towards the tail end of the season.

The challenging course has successfully hosted Asian Tour tournaments in the past and this month staged the World Junior Golf Championship.

The Persatuan Golf Indonesia (PGI), Asian Tour and IMPL signed a three-year agreement in December to hold the Indonesia Open from 2013.

The top stars of the Asian Tour will head full speed to the Indonesia Open which will receive World Golf Ranking points.

PGI chairman Arifin Panigoro said Thursday: “We are very excited that the 2013 Indonesia Open is shaping up into one of the best ever championships. We are confident our partnership with the Asian Tour and IMPL will provide the impetus to grow the Indonesia Open into one of the leading tournaments in Asia.

“We are delighted to announce the Pantai Indah Kapuk course will host this year’s Indonesia Open with a prize fund of $750,000.”

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