Combiphar Players Championship poised for ADT return in November

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Combiphar Players Championship poised for ADT return in November

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Jakarta, Indonesia, October 17: Combiphar, Indonesia’s local leading consumer healthcare company, will return to title sponsor the third edition of The Players Championship on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) this November.

Offering a prize purse of US$100,000, the Combiphar Players Championship will be played for the second successive year at the New Kuta Golf Club in Bali, Indonesia, from November 6th to 9th. It will also be the 21st leg and the penultimate event on the 2018 ADT schedule.

Being one of the richest events on the schedule this season, Combiphar Players Championship will be crucial in the race for the ADT Order of Merit title as well as the 2019 Asian Tour cards on offer for the leading seven players on the final money list.

A total of 144 golfers will participate in the Combiphar Players Championship 2018, which consists of 90 ADT players from 25 countries, 40 local player members from Professional Golf Association Tour of Indonesia and 14 invitational golfers.

Michael Wanandi, President Director of Combiphar, said: “We are thrilled to work with Asian Development Tour again this November after staging successful golf events the last two consecutive years.

“We believe that the Combiphar Players Championship shows the company’s consistency in inspiring Indonesians to implement a healthy and active lifestyle. This is also in line with Combiphar’s commitment that is Championing a Healthy Tomorrow to help create a healthier Indonesian generation.”

As a company focused on consumer healthcare in Indonesia, Combiphar initiates two pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility, the first pillar focuses on sports activities namely Combiphar Players Championship, Combiphar Tennis Open and Combi Run; while the second pillar provides early healthy living education and women empowerment which are embodied through Combi HOPE Healthy Living Education and Combi HOPE Women Empowerment.

Local hopefuls will get another opportunity to compete against a talented field on the ADT and showcase their talent on an international level through the staging of the event, which is the Tour’s third and last stop in Indonesia this season.

All ADT events offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale. The top-seven finishers on the final 2018 Order of Merit will secure their Asian Tour cards for 2019.

“By organizing an international golf championship in Indonesia, we aim to help Indonesian professional golf players increase their Official World Golf Ranking and at the same time to give them valuable experience to compete with other international players.

“We do believe that our national professional golfers are talented and capable of competing in international tournament and thus, we encourage them to take this opportunity to not only boost their international rank but also have more chance to participate on the Olympic 2020,” added Michael.

Asian Tour Chief Operating Officer Cho Minn Thant lauded the outstanding support and commitment from Combiphar.

“On behalf of our talented players, we are pleased to see the Combiphar Players Championship returning to the ADT Schedule. Being a championship for the players, it is important that the event remains a main-stay on the schedule. I would like to thank Combiphar for their title sponsorship once again this year.”

“The ADT has welcomed 11 new winners in total so far this season and we are thrilled to see emerging stars from across the region and over the world making use of this platform to attain greater heights in their burgeoning careers,” added Cho.

For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.

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About Combiphar

Combiphar was founded in 1971 as a pharmaceutical company that focuses on four business sectors - Combi Consumer, Combi Health, Combi Nutrition and Combi Bio. Currently, Combiphar has transformed to become a leading fast-growing local consumer healthcare company in Indonesia that produces and markets more than 80 high quality affordable products such as OBH Combi (cough medicine), JointFit (joint pain relief gel), Prive Uricran (supplement for bladder infections), insto (eye drops), Apta+ (nutritional milk for adults) and Hazendra (supplement to improve liver function).

With state-of-the-art technology production facilities and modern standard operating procedures, Combiphar's factory, located in Padalarang, West Java, has successfully obtained international certifications which include ISO 14001: 2004 for environmental management and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) from Australia. In addition to its Padalarang factory, Combiphar's production lines are also supported by factories in Depok and Jababeka. In early 2017 Combiphar expanded its business to the international market through its superior eye drop product, Eye Mo to Southeast Asia which includes countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

For further information, please visit our website www.combiphar.com and Combiphar’s social media on Instagram, Facebook dan YouTube.

For more information, please contact:

Junior Norris Marpaung

External Communications Manager Combiphar

E: Junior.Marpaung@combiphar.com

M: 0819 3345 2112 

About Asian Development Tour

The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading seven players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.