Two key events in the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) calendar have been postponed for safety reasons surrounding the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

The Queen Sirikit Cup held at Pindak Indah Golf Club in Indonesia from February 12 - 15, and the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) held at the Waterside Course at Siam Country Club in Thailand from March 10 – 13 have been postponed to a later date to accommodate for the health and well-being of the players attending both events.

Chief Executive of The R&A Martin Slumbers says they’re not willing to put the players at risk during the outbreak of the deadly virus.

“With our partners at the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation we have taken the decision to postpone the Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur championship which was due to be played next week at Siam Country Club in Thailand.

“The decision has been taken amid serious concerns for the safety of players and officials travelling during the current coronavirus outbreak. Our utmost priority is to ensure their safety and the advice we have received in the last 24 hours is that we should not ask them to travel at this time. We will assist all players with their arrangements and plan to reschedule the championship later this year,” he said when discussing the WAAP.

The Queen Sirikit Cup have also taken the same stance on the issue after careful deliberation, and following feedback from the majority of teams attending they’ve also decided to postpone the event to a later date.



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