Japan gets 2010 Asian Amateur


The West Course at Kasumigaseki Country Club, Japan has been announced as host of the 2nd-annual Asian Amateur Championship, held Oct. 7–10, 2010. Like the U.S. Amateur, the Asian Amateur champion receives an exemption into the Masters Tournament.

The announcement was made during the week of the inaugural event, which began Thursday at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. Kwang-soo Hur, President of the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, Billy Payne, Chairman of the Masters Tournament, and Keith Hodgekinson, Chairman of The R&A’s Golf Development Committee were among those on hand to make the announcement.

The Asian Amateur Championship was created by its three founding partners, the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A and was launched in Hong Kong in February 2009.