31 October 2018
Combiphar Players Championship Posied for ADT Return In November
Jakarta, Indonesia : Combiphar, Indonesia’s local leading consumer healthcare company, will return to title sponsor the third edition of The Players Championship on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) this November.
Offering a prize purse of US$100,000, the Combiphar Players Championship will be played for the third successive year at the New Kuta Golf Club in Bali, Indonesia, from November 6th to 9th. It will also be the 21st leg and the penultimate event on the 2018 ADT schedule.
Being one of the richest events on the schedule this season, Combiphar Players Championship will be crucial in the race for the ADT Order of Merit title as well as the 2019 Asian Tour cards on offer for the leading seven players on the final money list.
A total of 144 golfers will participate in the Combiphar Players Championship 2018, which consists of 90 ADT players from 25 countries, 40 local player members from Professional Golf Association Tour of Indonesia and 14 invitational golfers.
Michael Wanandi, President Director of Combiphar, said: “We are thrilled to work with Asian Development Tour again this November after staging successful golf events the last two consecutive years.
“We believe that the Combiphar Players Championship shows the company’s consistency in inspiring Indonesians to implement a healthy and active lifestyle. This is also in line with Combiphar’s commitment that is Championing a Healthy Tomorrow to help create a healthier Indonesian generation.”
As a company focused on consumer healthcare in Indonesia, Combiphar initiates two pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility, the first pillar focuses on sports activities namely Combiphar Players Championship, Combiphar Tennis Open and Combi Run; while the second pillar provides early healthy living education and women empowerment which are embodied through Combi HOPE Healthy Living Education and Combi HOPE Women Empowerment.
Local hopefuls will get another opportunity to compete against a talented field on the ADT and showcase their talent on an international level through the staging of the event, which is the Tour’s third and last stop in Indonesia this season.
All ADT events offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale. The top-seven finishers on the final 2018 Order of Merit will secure their Asian Tour cards for 2019.
“By organizing an international golf championship in Indonesia, we aim to help Indonesian professional golf players increase their Official World Golf Ranking and at the same time to give them valuable experience to compete with other international players.
“We do believe that our national professional golfers are talented and capable of competing in international tournament and thus, we encourage them to take this opportunity to not only boost their international rank but also have more chance to participate on the Olympic 2020,” added Michael.
Asian Tour Chief Operating Officer Cho Minn Thant lauded the outstanding support and commitment from Combiphar.
“On behalf of our talented players, we are pleased to see the Combiphar Players Championship returning to the ADT Schedule. Being a championship for the players, it is important that the event remains a main-stay on the schedule. I would like to thank Combiphar for their title sponsorship once again this year.”
“The ADT has welcomed 11 new winners in total so far this season and we are thrilled to see emerging stars from across the region and over the world making use of this platform to attain greater heights in their burgeoning careers,” added Cho.