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LaoLao Bay hosts Korean golf tourney

LAOLAO Bay Golf & Resort is the venue of the Korean Professional Golfers Association’s Welcome Savings Bank Winners Cup which started on Saturday.

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A Korean professional golfer participates in the  KPGA Welcome Savings Bank Winners Cup competition on Saturday at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort in Kagman.  Photos by Dads Maluyo

LaoLao marketing manager Paul Park said the 16 participants in the tournament are Korean professional golfers who won the previous events in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“After the three-day match play, eight players will advance to the next round, and there will be one-on-one match play through the finals,” he added.

The 16 players are competing for prize money amounting to 150 million won or over $126,000.

Park noted that this is the first time that LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort hosted a Korean Professional Golfers Association or KPGA official event.

“They chose Saipan because we’re near Korea, and because of the island’s good weather, good environment, good air and beautiful golf courses,” Park said.

The tournament finals will be held today, Monday.