By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam - The Nation
The 2015 and 2007 winners are two of the 70 players to compete in the country’s biggest golf tournament which features world No 1 Lydia Ko and No 2 Ariya Jutanugarn. A total of seven Thais including the in-form Pornanong Phatlum, Moriya Jutanugarn and 13-year-old Atthaya Thitikul will pit themselves against the LPGA leading players.
The field of 70 players, 58 from the 2017 LPGA Priority List, 2 winners from the 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic and the 2017 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open 2017 and 10 invitation spots, will compete in a stroke-play format with no cut-off.
Apart from the competition, there will be CSR activities like usual such as the Charity Night to raise funds from players’ items through auction and a new campaign called “Honda LPGA THAILAND 2017 – Bicycles Sharing Project” which will donate 20 bicycles to Marbprachan School in Chonburi.
Golf fans can purchase admission tickets at Thai Ticket Major (Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24 : BT300/day; BT400 for February 25 and BT500 for February 26 and BT800 for a four-day Package). Children below 18 and senior citizens over 60 are exempt from entry free.