A total of over 80 Thai golfers who have won through seven qualifying rounds held between September 2011 and May this year will be competing for places in the Mercedes-Benz junior golf team to compete against top Asian junior golfers in the ZLW Cup at the Luxehills International golf club in Chengdu, China from 6–9 August this year.
Representatives of Mercedes Benz and other tournament sponsors plus promoters Pentangle Promotions attend a press conference in Bangkok to announce the finals events to be held at Burapha Golf & Resort from June 13-15.
They will also be testing their skills at the Burapaha Golf Club against a record number of overseas entries from Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan and the USA.
The Mercedes-Benz Junior Golf Asian Masters Final will be played over 54 holes, and comprises of both boys and girls events divided into 4 age groups, 12 and under, 14 and under, 18 and under and 23 and under. Six Thai winners, one boy and one girl from each age group, except the 23 and under category will be eligible to play in the Mercedes-Benz junior golf team which will travel to China in August. The travel expenses for the six golfers will be paid by Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited.
Emphasis in the programme is placed not only on golfing skills, but also on educational excellence as the junior golfers in the qualifying rounds gain bonus points for their grades at school.
The tournament is supported by Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Grand Prix International Co., Ltd, PTT Public Company Limited, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Nike Golf, Lacoste, Thansettakij Co., Ltd, Dusit Thani Pattaya and Burapaha Golf & Resort.