• Singha-BGC Classic to Offer “Beyond Victory” Trophy for Victor

Singha-BGC Classic to Offer “Beyond Victory” Trophy for Victor

The Singha-BGC Classic will tee off at the par-72 6,180-yard Panorama Golf and Country Club between May 3-5 in Nakhon Ratchasima.
May 4, 2023

The sixth stop of the Thai LPGA Tour in 2023, with an overall prize money of Bt1.56 million, will feature a total of 89 players, including 72 professionals and 17 amateurs. In addition to local players, the event also welcomes foreign competitors from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines.

The three-day stroke play format competition offers ranking points for the 2023 Thai LPGA Tour Order of Merit, the 2023 Thai LPGA Tour points, and the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking points.

Apart from the significant cash prize, the tournament champion will receive a remarkable trophy called “Beyond Victory”. The trophy has been masterfully crafted by Nathakorn Kanitvaranu, a distinguished artist from BGC Glass Studio, recognized as the leading glass education hub in Thailand. The trophy features a set of circular glasses that are designed to symbolize the diverse range of experiences that players accumulate throughout various stages of their lives. Its design depicts a challenging journey that players must endure in order to reach their ultimate goal of winning the title. However, the true value lies not only in the triumph itself, but also in the lessons learned, experiences gained, and friendships forged along the way.

One of the most intriguing first-round pairings for Wednesday is the 7am group, which will include Trichat Cheenglab - fresh off her recent return from the Ladies European Tour - as well as former LPGA player Supamas Sangchan and Kornkamol Sukaree.

Punpaka Phuntumabamung, who is still basking in the glow of her second career victory at the last week’s Thai LPGA Tour event in Khon Kaen, will begin her round at 7.18am alongside the 2022 Thai LPGA Tour Order of Merit winner and three-time 2022 Thai LPGA winner Patcharajutar Kongkraphan, as well as veteran Onnarin Sattayabanphot from the JLPGA Tour.

For those who cannot make it to the tournament in person, live scores can be found at www.thailpga.com, while the final round will be available for live streaming on Friday on AIS Play, Facebook: Thai LPGA Tour, Youtube: Thai LPGA Tour and BG Channel.

The Thailand Ladies Professional Golf Association provides an opportunity for both professional and amateur golfers not only to hone their talents, but also to accumulate points for the Thai LPGA rankings and Order pf Merits, and for the Rolex World Ranking points, which can open doors for their professional pursuit on a worldwide scale. The Thai LPGA Tour is supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, National Sports Development Funds, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), BG Container Glass, Pathumthani Glass Industry, Boon Rawd Trading, Central Group, Leonian (Thailand), Muang Thai Life Assurance, Nikon Sales Thailand, AIS PLAY,Asset Wise, Nestle (Thai) and Panorama Golf and Country Club.

Each Thai LPGA tournament is competed in a three-day stroke play format for a total of 54 holes. The tour features ranking points for the 2023 Thai LPGA Tour Order of Merits, 2023 Thai LPGA Tour points and the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking points.