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Indonesia Open golf to start from July 12

The Indonesia Open, the countrys longest-running golf tournament, will be staged on the Asian Tour from July 12 to 15, the organisers announced on Friday.

Indonesia Open golf to start from July 12
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Jakarta: The Indonesia Open, the countrys longest-running golf tournament, will be staged on the Asian Tour from July 12 to 15, the organisers announced on Friday.

The tournament will offer a prize purse of $300,000 and it will be played at the Pondok Indah Golf Course for the third consecutive year.

Thailand`s Panuphol Pittayarat earned his breakthrough victory at the tournament last year in dominant fashion as he romped to a five-shot victory over second-placed compatriot, Tirawat Kaewsiribandit. 

Panuphol will be defending his title this year against an elite 150-man field when the storied event tees off next month.

In addition to Panuphol, the tournament has an illustrious list of winners that includes India`s Gaganjeet Bhullar, who won the event in 2013 and 2016, as well as Ireland`s Padraig Harrington and Thailand`s Thongchai Jaidee.

Murdaya Widyawimarta Po, President of Persatuan Golf Indonesia, the national golf association of Indonesia said: "Our national championship is Indonesia`s biggest and most important golf tournament and we are thrilled with its return on the Asian Tour.