Koh Samui Queen’s Cup Winner 2011 at Santiburi Country Club

Chawalit Plaphol, the favoured Thai National completed the Queen’s Cup with a Final Round of 68 (-3) for a total of 273 (-11).
Thai National Chawalit Plaphol won the 2011 Queen’s Cup Asian Tour Tournament at the Santiburi Samui Country ClubHe commented, “I had a good feeling today. On some holes, it was very tough with the strong winds. This feels good. I’ve not had a trophy in five years. My last win was on this course (Bangkok Airways Open), so I felt quite confident to win this week. I’m happy to have the Queen’s Cup trophy.” 

The US$300,000 (equivalent to around 10 million baht) tournament, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Thailand PGA, was the third Queen’s Cup – Asian Tour of the tournament held in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game.

The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognized pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status.

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2 Responses to Koh Samui Queen’s Cup Winner 2011 at Santiburi Country Club

  1. Why is this Thailand Tournament titled the Queen’s Cup? Is this a tribute to the Queen of Thailand? Is she a golf fan?

    • The Queen’s Cup Samui Golf Tournament – Asian Tour attracts some of the best golf professionals from all over the Asia-Pacific region. Along with many up-and-coming young stars, the Asian Tour is one of the most highly competitive golf tours in the region. Due to Bangkok Airways’ success in organizing Bangkok Airways Open – Asian Tour for 4 years consecutively, The Sports Authority of Thailand decided to cooperate with Bangkok Airways to organize the Queen’s Cup Samui Golf Tournament- Asian Tour for the first time in Samui in August 2009.

      The main key to this tournament is to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. Also to further promote the professional game of golf among both amateur and professional golfers in Thailand. The golf tournament offers an international level of competition where players can play alongside and test their mettle against the Asia-Pacific’s best golfers. In order to also promote tourism in Thailand, especially that of Koh Samui, HM Queen Sirikit has given her blessing to the event.

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