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Singapore unveils its five amateur golfers for World Golfers Championship 2014

Singapore, 7 October 2014 - The five amateur golfers set to represent Singapore at the World Golfers Championship (WGC) 2014 have been unveiled. They were crowned as the individual champions in the handicap division they were competing in at the Singapore Press Holdings WGC 2014 held this afternoon at the Sentosa’s Serapong course. 

The five golfers are: 

1) Division A - Mr Cody Lim, score 72 - playing in the 0 - 5.4 handicap division 
2) Division B - Mr Sushminder Singh, score 75 - playing in the 5.5 - 10.4 handicap division 
3) Division C - Mr Brian Chen, score 82 - playing in the 10.5 - 15.4 handicap division 
4) Division D - Mr Tan Horng Chiang, score 88 - playing in the 15.5 - 20.4 handicap division 
5) Division E - Mr David Seow, score 84 - playing in the 20.5 - 25.4 handicap division
This is the first time SPH has organised the qualifiers for the World Golfers Championships. The SPH WGC 2014 is the national qualifier for the WGC tournament that takes place this year at Durban, South Africa from the 1st to 8th November. This year marks the 20th edition of the WGC. 

The WGC offers a unique playing format as it has different handicap divisions for golfers of varying abilities.  At Durban, the golfers will play two practice rounds and four tournament rounds. They will compete for the team title as well as individual honours in their respective handicap divisions. Singapore won the WGC team event in 2008.

The SPH WGC began with two qualifying rounds played in September at Sentosa’s Golf Club’s Tanjong Course. It attracted a total of 240 golfers over the two rounds, with the top 80 golfers playing in today’s finals round. 

The entry fees were $588 for each golfer, with an early bird price of $488. Those who wanted direct entry into the national finals paid $1,288 for the limited slots available. 

All golf participants received a one-year All-in-One print and digital subscription for The New Paper, a box of Titleist Velocity golf balls and other gifts worth more than $300. Other than their trip to the world finals, the five winners will be attired by sponsors Titleist and Footjoy. They will also receive coaching tips from one of Singapore’s top golf coaches, Mr M. Balraj. 

Mr S Murali, Deputy Editor at The New Paper and also the organiser of the SPH WGC event said : “Congratulations to the five winners who will represent Singapore at this November’s WGC event. We have been impressed with the standards of golf being played over the qualifiers and the final. I am sure they will do themselves proud and fly our flag high in this event.”

Mr Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief, English & Malay Newspapers Division, SPH (left) with the Division A winner Mr Cody Lim.



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About The New Paper

Launched in 1988, The New Paper has pioneered a style of journalism in Singapore that goes for sharp news angles. The second most-read paid English newspaper in Singapore after The Straits Times, The New Paper has a huge following for its sports pages that provide strong sports coverage, especially in soccer news. Now a big part of the Singapore scene, The New Paper strolled into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000, when its annual mass-fitness event, The New Paper Big Walk, was recognised as the largest walk in the world.



About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 2.8 million individuals or 69 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. Besides print, SPH newspapers are also available on online, smartphone and tablet platforms.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.


Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.

The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:

· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and 
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.
The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.