The 18th at the New Tanjong course with the Sentosa Golf Club clubhouse in the background.

Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong course has proved itself to be a world beater – it’s undoubtedly in
first class condition as some of the world’s leading amateurs have descended on the venue this week
for the 10th staging of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

As Sentosa GM, Andy Johnston, says in this latest video from the club, the precise attention to detail
and thorough preparation Sentosa goes through before hosting any other major event has been no
different for the starting field of 120 amateurs this week. They found perfect playing conditions for
their opening two rounds of the tournament, with many players giving high praise to the New
Tanjong course.

 

22 year old David Micheluzzi, from Australia, who is T7 and three shots off the lead at the halfway
stage, commented earlier in the week: “The course is amazing this week. The greens are rolling very
true.” Fellow Australian competitor, Min Woo Lee, who’s elder sister Minjee is a four-time winner
on the LPGA Tour, also safely made it through to the weekend at 5-under par, was equally in praise
of the course set up, saying: “The fairways are in really good condition and same as the greens. They
are probably the best greens I’ve putted on this year.”

David MICHELUZZI of Australia hits an approach shot to the 18th green that dropped in the cup for an eagle 2 during the first round of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore on Thursday, October, 4, 2018. AAC

Sentosa is no stranger to hosting big tournaments – this is the fourth televised event the club has
hosted this year, as it also looks ahead to the return of the SMBC Singapore Open and HSBC
Women’s World Championship in 2019.

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship was created as a joint initiative to grow the game by the
Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the Masters Tournament and The R&A. The winner gets a coveted
spot at next year’s Masters and The Open.