By Adrian Flores
The Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines (WGAP) is all set to host the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational Golf Team Championship from February 20-24 at the Manila Southwoods Golf in Carmona, Cavite.
WGAP plus 14 Ladies Chapters across the country are keen and eager to showcase the best of the Filipino hospitality during the four-day tournament, also known as the Queen Sirikit Cup.
A total of 12 countries from the Asia Pacific, including the Philippines, have committed to play in the 43rd edition of Queen Sirikit, recognized as the official ladies’ golf tournament in the region.
This is the fourth time the Philippines is hosting (1987, 1997 and 2007) since we joined in 1980. Dottie Ardina took the coveted plum in 2011; Princess Superal and Filipina Japanese Yuka Saso each registered a second runner up in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
The last four decades of the Queen Sirikit Cup has seen many former national players turning professional, with several of them now world-class players.
“This is a milestone event for us because this year is our 50th anniversary. We will make sure that all the participants, including coaches and parents, will have a great time,” said WGAP president Cielo Regino-Fregil.