WORLD’S TOP GOLFERS CONFIRMED FOR SIME DARBY LPGA SHOWDOWN

WORLD’S TOP GOLFERS CONFIRMED FOR SIME DARBY LPGA SHOWDOWN
 
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 JULY 2013 – The 2013 edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia promises to be yet another golf showcase as a further five of the world’s best golfers were unveiled for the US$ 2 million tournament to be played at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) in October this year.
 
Under a new tournament slogan ‘The Course to Greatness’, Americans Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer, Na Yeon Choi from South Korea, Japan’s Ai Miyazato and Spaniard Beatriz Recari ranked 2, 11, 4, 13, 18 respectively, according to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings 22 July 2013, will join defending champion and current World No.1 Inbee Park in the stellar line-up for the East Course showdown.
 
Confirming her participation, World No. 2 and 2012 LPGA Player of the Year, Stacy Lewis said, “I had a good start to the tour in Asia this year and I’m looking forward to getting back and competing for the Sime Darby LPGA trophy at the KLGCC. It’s a great tournament played on one of the best courses in Asia. The competition is always very tough but I’ll approach it the way I do all tournaments and will do my best to get my name on the top of the leader board.”
 
2011 Champion, Na Yeon Choi, who came so close to retaining her title in 2012 added, “The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia is certainly one of my favourite tournaments of the year. Winning in 2011 and coming runner up last year is a strong motivation for me to push even harder in 2013. I know the course very well and my strategy is always to put the fairway first because if I hit the fairway well, then it presents a lot of birdie opportunities. I always feel the pressure there, but I try to thrive off it.”

Another firm favourite with Malaysian fans is the ever-stylish Ai Miyazato. Speaking about her return to the KLGCC in October, the Japanese World No.13 said, “Sime Darby LPGA has a reputation as one of the most intense tournaments with an electrifying atmosphere. The course is a great one to play with quite a lot of risk – reward opportunities so I’m looking forward to getting back there to play it.” 
 
The 72-hole stroke play, no cut event is the first of four consecutive tournaments in an Asian swing and takes place from 10 – 13 October at the KLGCC. The field will be made up of 62 stars from the LPGA Tour and 10 sponsor invites – including four players from the local and regional qualifier events.
 
For more information on the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2013, visit www.simedarbylpgamalaysia.com; Tournament activities can also be followed on Twitter (@SimeDarbyLPGA) and on the official Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/SimeDarbyLPGAMalaysia). For further information regarding CARIF, please visit www.carif.com.my . 
 
Ticketing details
Tickets will be on sale from 10 July to 13 October 2013 and can be purchased from www.ticketpro.com.my; Ticketpro outlets and Ticketpro hotline on +603 7880 7999
 
Tournament Dates 10 - 11 October 2013
- Early Bird Tickets* (10 Jul - 9 Aug 2013) : RM 16
- Single Day Tickets* : RM 20

12 - 13 October 2013 
- Early Bird Tickets* (10 Jul - 9 Aug 2013) : RM 24
- Single Day Tickets* : RM 30

10 - 13 October 2013
- Early Bird Tickets* (10 Jul - 9 Aug 2013) : RM 52
- Season Tickets* : RM 65

* Ticket price does not include GST, ticketing fee, booking fee and other administrative fees charged by Ticketpro.

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About Sime Darby
Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, property, motors, industrial equipment, energy & utilities and healthcare. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence. 
With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM57.09 billion (USD17.88 billion) as at 16 July 2013.
 
About Sime Darby Property 
Sime Darby Property is Malaysia's leading and largest property developer with a successful track record of developing townships of sustainable communities. It is an integrated property developer with two core businesses namely, property development and property investment. In addition to Malaysia, it has a global reach in Singapore, Vietnam, Australia and United Kingdom. Sime Darby Property recently bagged the Putra Brand Icon in Putra Brands Awards and the BCI Asia Top 10 Developer Awards 2013.  For more information, log on to www.simedarbyproperty.com 

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com,www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

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