Big names in golf confirm their participation in the first international series in Morocco

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The AFC Champions League draws the attendance list for this high level North African competition
● The kick-off of the international series in Morocco will be given at the Royal Golf Dar es Salaam in Rabat, from the 3rd of next November.
● Eight out of the ten best players in the AFC take part in this competition, as well as many stars of Leaf Golf.
● Free entry for all fans.
24 October 2022 – Rabat: The stars of the Asian League await a great North African adventure during this first edition of the International Series in Morocco, which will take place from 3 to 6 November 2022.
Eight out of the ten top golfers in the Asian Order of Merit have confirmed their participation in this major competition which will take place at the Royal Dar es Salaam Golf Courses, representing the 17th match organized during the year in the framework of the Asian League. .
This is the first time that an Asian League competition has been held in the North African region.
On this occasion Mr. Cho Min Thatt, President Deputy General Manager of the AFC, said: “We are delighted to organize this match in Morocco, a country that is proud of its rich heritage in the field of golf. The international chains in Morocco add a very high added value to our schedule as they offer our members the opportunity to participate in a game that takes place in a completely new space, while allowing the Asian League to continue its significantly expand scope. ».
The international high-level series, which is fully organized by the Asian League and is part of the Asian Order of Merit, was launched this year by Leaf Golf with the aim of promoting the practice of golf in Asia and the Middle East.
As players such as James Peut, Chas Koepka, Andy Ogletree, Turk Potet and David Puig seek to improve their official ranking on the World Golf Ranking, this league, contested for a prize of $1.5 million, promises a great opportunity and level High competition. It will also be distinguished by the presence of Korean player Pyo Kim, who will try to defend his title as the champion of the Asian Medal of Merit during the 2022 Asian League. This league also represents an opportunity for the Korean player to work to get additional positions on the list of players who have won the largest amounts of money in the framework of the international series, which It is currently seventh.
Following the international series in Egypt, scheduled for November 10-14, and the Masters in Indonesia from December 1-4, Kim previously defeated current champion Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe.
No less than 9 out of the 10 best golfers in the current standings entered the Moroccan competition, with the exception of the South African player Justin Harding.
The four winners of this year’s International Series – American Shihwan Kim (Thailand series), Vincent (Britain series), Thailand’s Netithrum Thepong (Singapore) and Korea’s Taehun Aoki (Korea) – are ready to fight for a place on the podium, as well as Thailand’s Keradish Aveparnrat, 2003 AFC Champions League winner, Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, former Singapore Open winner, and two-time AFC Champions League winner Brett Rumford of Australia.
Other winners in Leaf Golf who are expected to be in Morocco include Japan’s Jenichiro Kuzuma, South African Henny de Plessis, as well as Jordan’s Shergo Kurdi and Thailand’s Etipat Puranataniyarat.
The South African player Wilkonenabre, who made his debut in the Asian League, will also take part in this competition.
“This year we have eight Leaf Golf invitees, while next year’s Leaf Golf League will have 14 invitees,” said Shaw. We hope that the International Series will enable these professional players to enrich their sports calendar and play outside events related to Live Golf.”
As for the race for the 2022 FIFA Medal of Asian Merit positions, only Joohyung Kim (4th place) and Minkyu Kim (seventh* from the top ten will not be able to come to Morocco.
In return, the former champions of the Asian Order of Merit will participate, and these are Thai Jazz Janawatanand and Indian Jyoti Randhawa.
A handful of talented golfers are also expected to attend, led by Britain’s Laird Shepherd, winner of the Amateur Championships in 2021, and Hungary’s Taishi Kho, who qualified for the final of the Amateur Asia-Pacific last year. championships qualified.
“Live Golf’s investment in the AFC, through its international series, provides new opportunities for golfers from around the world,” said Greg Norman, President Thomas, Managing Director and Representative of Leaf Golf. These events enhance players’ experiences, create avenues for the development of professional paths and promote golf development worldwide.”
“This series of events has received an excellent response and continues to generate fervent enthusiasm for the future of this great sport.”

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