Indian contingent arrives at World Amateurs in Malaysia

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Indian contingent headed by Amit Rana with H.E. BN Reddy (India’s High Commisioner to Malaysia) and WAGC President Isac Saminathan

 

The 5 member Indian Team consisting of Delhi based Amit Khansaheb, Amit Rana, R. Rajagopal and Raul Rai along with Kolkata’s Sandeep Bhartia has arrived in Kuala Lumpur to compete at the World Amateur Golfers Championship Finals from Nov. 12-19  at Kota Permai GC.

 

The team will play two practice rounds and four tournament rounds and compete in different handicap categories as well as the team event. They were met by the Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia, BN Reddy at a glittering opening ceremony. 

The World Amateur Golfers Championship is one of the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the world for club golfers. The WAGC is steeped in history, having been recognized globally as the foremost amateur golfing event at the club level, in the world with the participation of players from 45 countries.

The eagerly contested championship was founded in 1995 by Sven Tumba, who represented Sweden in ice hockey, football, and golf. Seven-time Major winner Arnold Palmer was a keen supporter of the championship, having served as the tournament patron for over a decade. He was succeeded by Spanish great Seve Ballesteros, with another legend, Annika Sörenstam, taking over as chairman of the Advisory Board after the passing of Ballesteros.

Since its inception, WAGC has been held in the United States, Europe and South Africa. Befitting its stature, the world finals were held at high-end resorts and played at some of the best courses in the world. Malaysia played host to this tournament in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, in 2018 in Johor Bahru, and in 2019 in Sabah. When the World Final is held in Kuala Lumpur from 12-19 November, Malaysia will welcome 500 top amateur golfers to compete for the title.

 


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