The Queen Sirikit Cup, the Asia-Pacific’s premier team championship for women, has been rescheduled to 2021.
The 42nd Queen Sirikit Cup was earlier scheduled for play from March 10-13, later moved to June 30th – July 3rd. The current situations and travel restrictions brought upon by the COVID-19 forced the organisers to cancel the 2020 edition, which was scheduled to take place at Pondok Indah Golf Club in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
It will be the first time since the tournament’s inauguration in 1979 that the Queen Sirikit Cup, also known as the Amateur Ladies Asia-Pacific Invitational Golf Team Championship, has missed a year.
Indian performances in the past five years
In the 2019 edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup, Team India was represented by Anika Varma, Hitaashee Bakshi and Jahanvi Bakshi, who finished tied-sixth (with Japan) in the teams category with a total score of 6-over 444 .
Team India was represented by Anika Varma, Diksha Dagar, and Pranavi S Urs, when they finished sixth with a total score of 430 at Thana Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 2017 team consisted of Diksha Dagar, Pranavi S Urs and Tvesa Malik, where the girls finished seventh with a total score of 436 at Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Golf Club, China.
Diksha Dagar, Gaurika Bishnoi and Tvesa Malik represented India at the 38th Queen Sirikit Cup Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship where they shot a total score of 447 to finish 10th at the The Ora Country Club, South Korea.
The 37th edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup saw team India being represented by Gaurika Bishnoi, Nishtha Madan and Ridhima Dilawari where they finished 12th with a team total of 454 at Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong-China.
Indian team for 2020
The, Indian Golf Union (IGU) conducted the Queen Sirikit Cup trials in Jan-Feb this year and had selected – Vidhatri Urs, Asmitha Satish and Hunar Mittal to represent India at this edition.
The 2021 edition of the Queen Sirikit Cup will be played at Pondok Indah, host to the golf tournament at the 2018 Asian Games and venue for last year’s Bank BRI Indonesia Open on the Asian Tour.