The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship was created in 2009 as a joint initiative to develop the game by the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A. An invitation to play in the Masters Tournament and The Open is given to the winner, while the runner(s)-up gain a place in The Open Qualifying Series for The Open.
Over the AAC’s 13-year history, the championship has served as a springboard to some of the world’s top players today. AAC alumni have gone on to win 23 PGA Tour tournaments, highlighted by Hideki Matsuyama at the 2021 Masters and Cameron Smith at The Open in 2022.
After top-ranked Keita Nakajima captured the 2021 AAC title, all eyes will be on local hero Ratchanon “TK” Chantananuwat.
At No.12 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Chantananuwat is the highest-ranked player in the field and is looking to…