ADT Announces Six Events in Indonesia – Asian Development Tour

ADT Announces Six Events in Indonesia


Chen Guxin

The Asian Development Tour (ADT), the Asian Tour’s feeder circuit, will stage six events in Indonesia this year – thanks to the gradual relaxation of restrictions for inbound travelers in the country.

Set to run in a window from early June through to the first week of September, total prize money of over half a million US dollars will be on offer with purses ranging from US$70,000 to US$110,000.

This exciting development will mean that Indonesia will become the biggest destination for the ADT in 2022.

With the addition of the Indonesian tournaments, the ADT schedule is now made up of 12 events, including four which are jointly-sanctioned with the MENA Tour – concluding this week in Phuket under the banner of the ‘Beautiful Thailand Swing’.

Sarun Sirithon

Sarun Sirithon is currently second on the Merit list.

The 72-hole Indonesian events will commence on June 8 with the OB Golf Invitational, followed the week after by the Indo Masters Golf Invitational presented by TNE at Imperial Klub Golf.  Details of an event to be held in July will be announced later.

Then starting in August a lucrative stretch of tournaments will be held consecutively: the US$100,000 Gunung Guelis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura; the US$110,000 Ciputra Golfpreneur; and, the US$100,000 Combiphar Players Championship at Parahyangan Golf – a member of the Asian Tour Destinations network.

More ADT events this season will be announced in due course.

Unho Park, Director of Tour & Player Affairs, Asian Tour, said: “Providing playing opportunities for our ADT members is our prime objective this season. I’m delighted, therefore, that we’re able to announce these six ADT tournaments in Indonesia”.

“Not only will this enable us to surpass our target of staging at least 12 events this season, but also it gives us a massive boost as we continue to rebuild after such a long and frustrating break … and put together a full schedule for 2023.”

Park added: “The ADT has been a springboard to the Asian Tour for dozens of players, including our reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Joohyung Kim of Korea and American John Catlin, a four-time winner on the Asian Tour”.

“We’re all excited to see which players will take up the baton this year and secure themselves spots on the Asian Tour in 2023.”

The leading seven players on the final ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on next year’s Asian Tour.

Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ADT resumed last month with the inaugural Gurugram Challenge at the Classic Golf & Country Club on the outskirts of New Delhi, a co-sanctioned event with the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). Victory went to American Dodge Kemmer.

Dodge Kemmer claimed the Gurugram Classic in India.

Chen Guxin currently leads the Order of Merit, helped by winning the Blue Canyon Classic last week; in doing so, he became the first player from China to win on the Tour.

The Boonchu Ruangkit Championship, won by Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert in January 2020, will be counted on the current ADT season having been played before the COVID-19 pandemic suspension.

2020-2022 ADT Schedule:

Boonchu Ruangkit Championship

Jan 23 – 26, 2020        US$119,000    Rancho Charnvee Resort & CC

Won by Pavit Tangkamolprasert (THA)

Gurugram Challenge                      

Mar 29 – Apr 1           US$75,000      Classic Golf & CC

Won by Dodge Kemmer (USA)

Laguna Phuket Challenge   

May 3-5                      US$75,000      Laguna Golf Phuket

Won by Tom Sloman (ENG)

Laguna Phuket Cup             

May 8-10                    US$75,000      Laguna Golf Phuket

Won by Sarun Sirithon (THA)

Blue Canyon Classic            

May 13-15                  US$75,000      Blue Canyon CC

Won by Chen Guxin (CHN)

Blue Canyon Open               

May 18-20                  US$75,000      Blue Canyon CC

OB Golf Invitational            

Jun 7-10                      US$70,000      Damai Indah Golf BSD

Indo Masters Golf Invitational presented by TNE                       

Jun 15-18                    US$70,000      Imperial Klub Golf

Event TBC

Jul 20-23                     TBC                Royale Jakarta

Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura 

Aug 17-20                   US$100,000    Gunung Geulis CC

Ciputra Golfpreneur

Aug 24-27                   US$110,000    Damai Indah Golf BSD

Combiphar Players Championship

Aug 31 – Sep 3           US$100,000    Parahyangan Golf