Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

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Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
Tournament information
Location Rotates through Asia-Pacific
Established 2009
Organized by Asia Pacific Golf Confederation
Format Stroke play
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 269 Hideki Matsuyama (2010)
To par −18 Hideki Matsuyama (2011)
Current champion
Australia Curtis Luck

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship is an annual amateur golf tournament. It is played at various locations throughout Asia-Pacific. It is organized by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) and was first played in 2009. It was organized in conjunction with the Masters Tournament and The R&A, organizers of The Open Championship. The winner receives an invitation to the Masters and The Open Championship (beginning in 2018).[1] The winner and runner-up had previously gained entry to International Final Qualifying for the Open from 2009 to 2017.[2] In 2011, the winner also receives an invitation to the Asian Tour's season ending Thailand Golf Championship. It is also considered an "elite" event by the World Amateur Golf Ranking in that any player that makes the cut is eligible to be ranked. Only the U.S. Amateur, British Amateur, and European Amateur have this distinction.[3]

The winner in 2012, Guan Tianlang went on to play in the 2013 Masters Tournament and so became the youngest player in Masters history at 14.[4]


Year Player Country Score Margin
of victory
Runner-up Venue
Asia-Pacific Amateur
2016 Curtis Luck  Australia 276 (−12) 1 stroke Australia Brett Coletta Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, South Korea
2015 Jin Cheng  China 199 (−11)* 1 stroke Australia Cameron Davis
Australia Ryan Ruffels
Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Hong Kong
2014 Antonio Murdaca  Australia 275 (−13) 7 strokes Japan Mikumu Horikawa Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Black Rock, Victoria, Australia
2013 Lee Chang-woo  South Korea 281 (−3) 3 strokes Japan Shohei Hasegawa Nanshan International Golf Club, China
2012 Guan Tianlang  China 273 (−15) 1 stroke Chinese Taipei Pan Cheng-tsung Amata Spring Country Club, Thailand
Asian Amateur
2011 Hideki Matsuyama (2)  Japan 270 (−18) 1 stroke South Korea Lee Soo-min Singapore Island Country Club, Singapore
2010 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 269 (−15) 5 strokes Australia Tarquin MacManus Kasumigaseki Country Club, Kawagoe, Japan
2009 Han Chang-won  South Korea 276 (−12) 5 strokes South Korea Eric Chun Mission Hills Golf Club, World Cup Course, Shenzhen, China

* Shortened to 54 holes due to poor weather conditions.

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