Ladies Asian Golf Tour

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The Ladies Asian Tour is a women's professional golf tour established in 2022 and successor to the Ladies Asia Golf Circuit which ran 1983–2004 and the Ladies Asian Golf Tour which ran 2005–2021. The successive tours have been sanctioned by the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation since its inception as an official Asian ladies' tour.[2]

Ladies Asian Tour
FormerlyLadies Asia Golf Circuit (1983–2004)
Ladies Asian Golf Tour (2005–2021)
SportGolf
Founded1983[1]
CountryThailand
Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
India
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Japan
China
Philippines
Macau
HeadquartersHong Kong (former)
Japan (former)[2]
Seoul, Republic of Korea
ConfederationAsia-Pacific Golf Confederation
International Golf Federation
Official websiteLAT

Background edit

By 2005 there were five established women's professional tours in the world, of which two were in Asia, namely the LPGA of Japan Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. Japan and South Korea are two of the top three powers in women's professional golf, alongside the United States. The Ladies Asian Tour (LAT) is effectively a tour for the rest of Asia. This is comparable to the position in men's golf, where Japan has its own Japan Golf Tour and the rest of Asia has the Asian Tour. Most of the players on the tour come from Asia, but there are also representatives of various other parts of the world. Like the other major golf tours, LAGT has been a professional member of the International Golf Federation.[1]

History edit

Ladies Asia Golf Circuit edit

Between 1987–2003 the tour was known as the Kosaido Ladies Asia Golf Circuit as the main sponsor was the Kosaido Company of Japan, and prize money was in the range of $50,000–70,000. The company terminated its sponsorship due to the passing of its Chairman, Mr. Yoshiaki Sakurai in 2003.[2]

Ladies Asian Golf Tour edit

In 2005 the tour was reorganized as the Ladies Asian Golf Tour by Koichi Kato,[3] and the first event after the restart was the Phuket Thailand Ladies Masters, which was played on 15-17 December 2005 with a $100,000 purse. In 2006 there were five tournaments with combined prize money of US$410,000, and five again in 2007, with total prize money of US$590,000.[2] Between 2011 and 2014 most of the touräs events were co-sanctioned tournaments organized by the Taiwan LPGA Tour. With the only remaining tournaments of the tour, the Hong Kong Ladies Open and Hero Women's Indian Open, cancelled for several seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour's activity came to a halt.[4]

Ladies Asian Tour edit

In 2022, the Asian Golf Leaders Forum (AGLF) established a new Ladies Asian Tour (LAT) Series, which kicked off in June with the 36th Korea Women's Open. The LAT Series, through the Asia Pacific Golf Platform (APGP), organized seven tournaments across the Asia Pacific region in 2023, with plans to expand to 10 events in 2024.[5]

Schedule and results – Kosaido Ladies Asia Golf Circuit (1987–2004) edit

Kosaido Ladies Asia Golf Circuit 1987–2004
Season Tournament Location Winner
1987 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Tu Ai-yu
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Fusako Nagata
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Liselotte Neumann
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Beverley New
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Ikuyo Shiotani
1988 Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Elizabeth Wilson
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Elizabeth Wilson
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Karen Lunn
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Beverley New
1989 Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Debbie Dowling
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Sofia Grönberg-Whitmore
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Norimi Terasawa
1990 Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Evelyn Orley
Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Tu Ai-yu
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Leigh Ann Mills
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Chieko Nishida
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Corinne Dibnah
1991 Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Li Wen-Lin
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Li Wen-Lin
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Chieko Nishida
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Mardi Lunn
Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Li Wen-Lin
1992 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Tu Ai-yu
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Hitomi Notsu
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Yuka Irie
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Tania Abitbol
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Alison Nicholas
1993 Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Laura Davies
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Kim Lasken
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Janet Soulsby
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Sally Prosser
Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Fusako Nagata
1994 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Karen Weiss
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Tracy Hanson
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Won Jae-sook
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Laura Davies
1995 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Cheng Mei-Chu
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Lisa Hackney
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Corinne Dibnah
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Liz Earley
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Estefania Knuth
1996 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Shoko Asano
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Corinne Dibnah
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Corinne Dibnah
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Shelly Rule
Singapore Ladies Open Singapore   Debbie Dowling
1997 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Hung Ching Huei
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Pernilla Sterner
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Petra Rigby Jinglöv
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Sophie Gustafson
Philippines Ladies Open Philippines   Pernilla Sterner
1998 Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Tina Fischer
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Sandrine Mendiburu
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Yun-Jye Wei
Philippines Ladies Open Philippines   Kristel Mourgue d'Algue
Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Helen Wadsworth
1999 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Tu Ai-yu
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Park Hee Jung
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Johanna Head
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Yu-Chuan Tai
Philippines Ladies Open Philippines   Chung Il-mi
2000 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Yun-Jye Wei
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Kang Soo-yun
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Kang Soo-yun
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Kang Soo-yun
2001 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Hsiu-Feng Tseng
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Yun-Jye Wei
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Shiho Oyama
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Nari Wongluekiet
2002 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Huang Yu Chen
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Momoyo Yamazaki
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Yuka Arita
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Nicole Jeray
2003 Taiwan Ladies Open Taiwan   Russamee Gulyanamitta
Indonesia Ladies Open Indonesia   Akane Takagi
Malaysia Ladies Open Malaysia   Smriti Mehra
Thailand Ladies Open Thailand   Atsuko Ueno
2004 TLPGA Open[a] Taiwan   Shin Hyun-ju
GAROC Open[a] Taiwan   Tu Ai-yu
  1. ^ a b Co-sanctioned event with the Taiwan LPGA Tour

Source:[2]

Schedule and results – Ladies Asian Golf Tour (2005–2021) edit

Ladies Asian Golf Tour 2005–2021
Season Dates Tournament Location Winner Main tour(s)
2005 Feb 3–5 Samsung Ladies Masters Singapore   Song Bo-bae KLPGA, LET[6]
Dec 15–17 Phuket Thailand Ladies Masters Phuket   Nontaya Srisawang
2006 Feb 8–10 Hong Kong Ladies Masters Hong Kong   Pornanong Phatlum
Feb 22–24 Thailand Ladies Open Chonburi   Park Hee-young
Mar 2–4 Malaysian Ladies Open Miri   Eun-Hee Ji
Mar 15–17 Orient Zhuhai Open Zhuhai   Kim Hae-jung
Mar 22–24 Macau LAGT Championship Macau   Eun-Hee Ji
2007 Jan 24–26 Macau Ladies Open Macau   Natalie Tucker
Jan 31 – Feb 2 Hong Kong Ladies Masters Hong Kong   Libby Smith
Mar 7–9 Thailand Ladies Open Bangkok   Jiyai Shin
Mar 14–16 DLF Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Yani Tseng
Mar 21–23 Asia Miles Binhai Ladies Open Shanghai   Na Da-ye KLPGA
2008 Feb 20–22 Thailand Ladies Open Samutprakarn   Pornanong Phatlum
Mar 26–28 DLF Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Pornanong Phatlum
Sep 11–13 Binhai Open Shanghai   Seo Hee-kyung KLPGA
Oct 31 – Nov 2 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Annika Sörenstam LET
2009 Feb 18–20 Thailand Ladies Open Samutprakarn   Onnarin Sattayabanphot
Feb 25–27 DLF Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Pornanong Phatlum
Oct 30 – Nov 1 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Suh Bo-mi LET
2010 Feb 24–26 Thailand Ladies Open Samutprakarn   Lee Jung-min
Mar 19–21 Ladies Indonesia Open Bali   Solar Lee
Oct 22–24 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Lee-Anne Pace LET
Oct 29–31 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Lee-Anne Pace LET
Nov 11–13 Hero Honda Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Laura Davies LET
2011 Jan 6–8 TLPGA & Royal Open Hsinchu   Lee Mi-rim TLPGA
Jan 14–16 Taifong Ladies Open Changhua   Yani Tseng TLPGA
Jan 21–23 Hitachi Ladies Classic Taoyuan   Pornanong Phatlum TLPGA
Feb 9–11 Thailand Ladies Open Bangkok   Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai
Feb 24–26 Yumeya Dream Cup Nagoya   Sakura Yokomine
Sep 21–23 Swinging Skirts TLPGA Open New Taipei   Hsieh Yu-ling TLPGA
Oct 21–23 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Frances Bondad LET
Oct 28–30 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Yani Tseng LET
Nov 9–11 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Caroline Hedwall LET
2012 Dec 30 – Jan 1 TLPGA & Royal Open Hsinchu   Shih Huei-ju TLPGA
Jan 6–8 Hitachi Ladies Classic Taoyuan   Teresa Lu TLPGA
Feb 8–10 Thailand Ladies Open Bangkok   Nontaya Srisawang
Feb 23–24 Miyazaki Ladies Open Miyazaki   Mami Fukuda
Mar 23–25 Yumeya Dream Cup Nagoya   Yu Pei-lin
Aug 8–10 Technology Cup Hsinchu   Tiranun Yoopan TLPGA
Oct 5–7 Fubon Ladies Open Linkou   Yao Hsuan-yu TLPGA
Oct 10–12 TLPGA South Taiwan Open Kaohsiung   Lu Ya-huei TLPGA
Oct 18–20 Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Ladies Open Jakarta   Patcharajutar Kongkraphan
Oct 25–28 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Carlota Ciganda LET
Nov 2–4 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Cassandra Kirkland LET
Nov 8–10 TLPGA Chinatrust Open Linkou   Gulyanamitta Numa TLPGA
Nov 30 – Dec 2 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Pornanong Phatlum LET
Dec 14–16 Taifong Ladies Open Changhua   Teresa Lu TLPGA
2013 Jan 11–13 TLPGA & Royal Open Hsinchu   Titiya Pluckataporn TLPGA
Jan 18–20 Hitachi Ladies Classic Linkou   Pornanong Phatlum TLPGA
Jan 24–26 Yeangder TLPGA Open Linkou   Yao Hsuan-yu TLPGA
Apr 11–13 Yumeya Dream Cup Nagoya   Yumika Adachi
May 31–Jun 2 Technology Cup Hsinchu   Huei-Ju Shih TLPGA
Jul 19–21 Chung Cheng Ladies Open Linkou   Ssu-Chia Cheng TLPGA
Jul 24–26 Kenda Tires TLPGA Open Linkou   Ainil Abu Bakar TLPGA
Sep 19–21 CTBC Ladies Open Taoyuan   Kim Do‐yeon TLPGA
Sep 27–29 Fubon Ladies Open Linkou   Ssu-Chia Cheng TLPGA
Oct 25–27 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Lee-Anne Pace LET
Nov 1–3 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open Jiangsu   Gwladys Nocera LET
Nov 7–9 PTT Global Chemical Thailand Ladies Open Bangkok   Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (a)
Nov 13–15 TLPGA South Taiwan Open Kaohsiung   Ya‐Huei Lu TLPGA
Nov 28–30 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Thidapa Suwannapura LET
2014 Jan 10–12 Hitachi Ladies Classic Taoyuan   Pornanong Phatlum TLPGA
Jan 17–19 TLPGA & Royal Open Hsinchu   Nontaya Srisawang TLPGA
Jan 24–26 Taifong Ladies Open Changhua   Yani Tseng TLPGA
May 21–23 Yeangder TLPGA Open New Taipei   Tamie Durdin TLPGA
May 28–30 Kenda Tires TLPGA Open Taoyuan   Babe Liu TLPGA
Aug 6–8 Jing-Du Construction Charity Ladies Open Linkou   Ssu-Chia Cheng TLPGA
Sep 23–25 Party Golfers Open Taichung   Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul TLPGA
Nov 14–16 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Lin Xiyu LET
Dec 4–6 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Gwladys Nocera LET
2015 Jun 5–7 Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong   Lee Jeong-hwa
Oct 23–25 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Emily Kristine Pedersen LET
Nov 6–8 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Lin Xiyu LET
2016 Jun 10–12 Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong   Tiffany Chan (a)
Oct 27–29 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Supamas Sangchan LET
Nov 11–13 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Aditi Ashok LET
2017 Jun 9–11 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong   Supamas Sangchan
Nov 10–12 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Camille Chevalier LET, WGAI[a]
Nov 17–19 Sanya Ladies Open Hainan   Céline Boutier LET
2018 May 11–13 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong   Saranporn Langkulgasettrin
Nov 18–21 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Becky Morgan LET, WGAI[a]
2019 May 10–12 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong   Liu Yan
Oct 3–6 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi   Christine Wolf LET, WGAI[a]
2020 May 8–10 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Oct 1–4 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic LET, WGAI[a]
2021 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open Hong Kong Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Sep 30 – Oct 3 Hero Women's Indian Open New Delhi Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic LET, WGAI[a]
  1. ^ a b c d e From 2017 LAGT were allocated ten entries in the Hero Women's Indian Open.[2]

Source:[2]

Schedule and results – Ladies Asian Tour (2022–) edit

2022 season edit

Dates Tournament Location Winner(s) Prize fund WWGR Main tour[a] Ref
19 Jun DB Group Korea Women's Open South Korea   Lim Hee-jeong 1,300,000,000 26 KLPGA
20 Aug Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Individual Indonesia   Princess Mary Superal US$500,000 [7]
Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Team   Lee Bo-mee & Ryu So-yeon US$250,000 [8]
2 Oct Hana Financial Group Championship South Korea   Kim Su-ji 1,500,000,000 20.5 KLPGA
11 Dec Hana Financial Group Singapore Women's Open[b] Singapore   Park Ji-young 1,000,000,000 19.5 KLPGA [9]

2023 season edit

Dates Tournament Location Winner(s) Prize fund WWGR Main tour[a] Ref
18 Jun DB Group Korea Women's Open South Korea   Hong Ji-won 1,300,000,000 26 KLPGA
24 Sep Hana Financial Group Championship South Korea   Lee Da-yeon 1,500,000,000 20.5 KLPGA
23 Dec Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Individual Indonesia   Atthaya Thitikul US$550,000
Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Team   Atthaya Thitikul & Jaravee Boonchant US$200,000

2024 season edit

Dates Tournament Location Winner(s) Prize fund WWGR Main tour[a] Ref
10 Mar Hana Financial Group Singapore Women's Open Singapore   Kim Jae-hee S$1,100,000 KLPGA [10]
16 Jun DB Group Korea Women's Open South Korea   1,200,000,000 KLPGA
1 Sep Golfzon China Open China   RMB 5,000,000
29 Sep Hana Financial Group Championship South Korea   1,500,000,000 KLPGA
Nov Philippines Ladies Open Philippines   US$300,000 TLPGA
7 Dec Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Individual Indonesia  
Simone Asia Pacific Cup – Team  
  1. ^ a b c JLPGA − LPGA of Japan Tour; KLPGA − LPGA of Korea Tour; LET − Ladies European Tour; TLPGA − Taiwan LPGA Tour; ThaiLPGA − Thai LPGA Tour
  2. ^ Reduced to 36 holes due to weather conditions.

Order of Merit winners edit

Ladies Asian Golf Tour edit

Year Player Country Events Earnings (US$)
2017 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras   Thailand 1 13,216
2016 Leticia Ras-Anderica   Germany 2 7,581
2015 Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul   Thailand 3 25,777
2014 Pornanong Phatlum   Thailand 1 82,500
2013 Pornanong Phatlum   Thailand 3 116,295
2012 Patcharajutar Kongkraphan   Thailand 10 87,966
2011 Yani Tseng   Chinese Taipei 1 62,550
2010 Lee-Anne Pace   South Africa 3 88,330
2009 Bo-Mi Suh   South Korea 2 48,500
2008 Hee-Kyung Seo   South Korea 1 45,000
2007 Na Da-ye   South Korea 2 44,500
2006 Eun-Hee Ji   South Korea 3 28,845

Source:[11]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Ladies Asian Golf Tour". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "History". Ladies Asian Golf Tour. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Koichi Kato" (PDF). LAGT. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Postponement" (PDF). Ladies Asian Golf Tour. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Lydia Ko talks engagement, future plans ahead of inaugural Simone Asia Pacific Cup in Indonesia". Golfweek. 16 August 2022. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Blomqvist One Back Monnet-Melocco Wins Car". Golfchannel. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Simone Asia Pacific Cup returns to Indonesia for second edition in December". Golf Matters. 7 February 2023. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  8. ^ "Simone Asia Pacific Cup: Philippines' Princess Mary Superal in breakout win". South China Morning Post. 20 August 2022. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  9. ^ "Ji Young Park wins after 36 holes in weather-shortened event". Singapore Golf Association. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  10. ^ "Kim Jae-hee wins KLPGA Hana Financial Group Open in Singapore". Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 March 2024. Retrieved 10 March 2024.
  11. ^ "Ladies Asian Golf Tour: Order of Merit". Retrieved May 2, 2013.

External links edit