News Release

STAR-STUDDED LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR SIME DARBY LPGA MALAYSIA 2015


Christina Kim, Ryann O’Toole, Melissa Reid, Paula Reto and Jennifer Rosales receive invitations


 

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Kuala Lumpur, 30 September 2015

With just over a week remaining before one of Malaysia’s most anticipated sporting events takes place, organisers of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 today announced a star-studded field for the Asian Swing curtain-raiser, which tees off at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) on Thursday 8 October.

Once again, the annual show-piece boasts a field that would be the envy of any golf tournament anywhere in the world with 63 out of top 66 players on the official LPGA Money List, including nine out of the top 10 ranked players, due to touch down in the capital over the weekend.*

The field contains no less than 18 players from this month’s thrilling Solheim Cup, including Paula Creamer, Brittany Lang, Alison Lee, Stacy Lewis, Morgan Pressel, Lexi Thompson and Michelle Wie from the victorious Team USA; while Team Europe will be represented by Sandra Gal, Charley Hull, Karine Icher, Catriona Matthew, Azahara Munoz, Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen and Melissa Reid.

In addition, 12 players will compete at the tournament under sponsor invites on account of their valued contribution to the game over the years or the considerable promise they show for the future. Christina Kim (U.S.), Ryann O’Toole (U.S.), Melissa Reid (England), Paula Reto (South Africa), and Jennifer Rosales (Philippines), will join Cheyenne Woods (U.S.) and Aditi Ashok (India), who won the local qualifying tournament will be the first Indian player to feature in the tournament.

The 75 player field is completed by the five strong Malaysian Angels, consisting of qualifiers Nur Durriyah and Cindy Lee-Pridgen, and Malaysia’s top three World Ranked professionals, Kelly Tan, Michelle Koh and Ainil Bakar, ensuring that Malaysian fans have plenty of local talent to follow when the action starts.

Of the players with sponsor exemptions, Kim, Reid, Rosales and four of the five-strong Malaysian contingent will know what to expect on the East Course, having played the tournament on previous occasions, but for O’Toole, Reto, Ashok and Durriya, it will be their first outing at what is one of the biggest purse events in Asia.

Kim, O’Toole and Reto are LPGA Tour regulars placed 58, 72 and 91 respectively on the LPGA Money List but narrowly missing out on automatic qualification. Melissa Reid returns to the tournament she last played in 2011 on the back of a very strong personal performance in the Solheim Cup, where she won four matches and halved one, making a significant personal contribution to the European team.

“I am feeling great coming into Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, a tournament I have good memories of. I played pretty well in the Solheim Cup a few weeks ago, which has given me a lot of confidence, so I am looking forward to putting in a few good rounds of golf in Kuala Lumpur. It will be tough as every top player is there but hopefully I will do well”, said Reid.

The popular Jennifer Rosales will be making her swan-song appearance before retiring after next year’s Olympic Games. The 36 year old said:

“It has been a really fun year. Obviously, knowing it is the last means I have had a different approach to it. I am playing without pressure, and doing my best to enjoy every moment, and treasure every minute of it. The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia is a great tournament, with an mazing course, so I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to play there again.”

Speaking about the field ahead of the sixth edition of the tournament, Chairman of the Sime Darby Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam said:

“We are delighted to see, yet again, all the best players in the world making their way to the nation’s capital to compete in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. With nine of the world’s top ten ranked players confirming their attendance, together with a wealth of emerging talents from both Malaysia and around the world, we look forward to seeing some fireworks on course. The good representations from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia further confirms that the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia has established itself as a truly global event for everyone to enjoy.”

Billed ‘the nation’s most fun golf event’, the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 sees a host of new initiatives planned both on and off the golf course, promising four days of fun-filled entertainment complete with live DJs, food stalls, Kids Zone, Chip-4-Charity, and its very own KL Food Truck Festival.

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* According to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, 28 September 2015

Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015

 

Event Date:

8th October—11th October, 2015

 

Times:

Gates Open from 7.30am daily

 

Venue:

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8th October
9th October
10th October
11th October

1st round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
2nd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
3rd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
4th round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Official Ticket Agent:

Air Asia Red Tix

 

Ticket Hotline:

http://www.AirAsiaRedTix.com
Tel: + 603 - 2201 4893

 

Tournament Website:

 

Purchase Location:

All Red Tix Outlets
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Golf Country Club

 

Ticket Prices:

 

The Great Big Pink Ticket: Terms & Conditions

  • The following terms and conditions apply to The Great Big Pink Ticket promotion (‘the Promotion’) at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 (‘the Tournament’).
  • Prize to consist of: 2 places at the Tournament official player cocktail reception at 7pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015; 2 places as a Tournament Honorary Observer enabling observers to follow one flight of golf from ‘inside the ropes’ during the tournament (flight to be mutually agreed between winner and Promoter); photo of the winners and the golfers pre-flight; one cap signed by an elite player; 6 Weekend Passes to the Tournament; Food vouchers for use at the Tournament equivalent to a total value of RM 100- .
  • The purchaser of all tickets purchased before 12am on 30 September 2015 will be invited by email to answer a knowledge based question regarding the Tournament. One correct answer will be picked at random from the correct respondents and shall be deemed the winner.
  • The Promoter or its agent will endeavor to contact the winner by email or telephone to inform him or her that they have won. If the Tournament Promoter or its agent does not receive a response within
    24 hours of trying to contact the winner, another winner will be drawn from the correct answers. This process will continue until a winner is confirmed.
  • The Promotion is not open to employees of the Sime Darby Organization, IMG or any other agent or third party directly associated with the tournament.
  • Tickets will be sent to winners upon confirmation.
  • Closing date is at 9pm, 30 September 2015.
  • Promoted by IMG Media [insert legal entity]. The Penthouse, Centerpoint South, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or any part of the prize at its absolute discretion.
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferable.
  • In the event of dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final.


 

About Sime Darby
Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM57.87bn (USD18.18bn) as of 7 July 2014.

About Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Berhad (“KLGCC”)
Originally opened in 1991, KLGCC, Malaysia’s premier golf and country club, is Sime Darby Property’s leading leisure facility. Both the West and East Courses were completely redesigned by renowned international golf course architect Parslow & Winter Golf Design and then re-opened in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby and incorporates state-of-the art technologies and impressive attention to detail. Since then, KLGCC has redefined superior service and excellence; its facilities and hospitality are one of the prides of the golfing industry.

Visit klgcc.com for more information. Like us on Facebook- Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to gain insights on our latest happenings.

About CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA
Cancer Research Malaysia, formerly known as Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), is the only non-profit cancer research laboratory dedicated to Malaysian cancer research. Cancer Research Malaysia's mission is to conduct impactful research that can lead to new ways to prevent, diagnose and
treat cancer; with the hope that such research will lead to saving lives. Cancer Research Malaysia was first established as CARIF by YM Tan Sri Dato Seri Tunku Ahmad Yahaya and YABhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr Aishah Ong in 2000 and officially launched by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, concentrating first on oral cancer then expanding later to research programmes in breast, nasopharyngeal and ovarian cancers, and to natural products with anti-cancer properties. For more information, kindly visit www.cancerresearch.my

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga,and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.


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