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Korean star Noh Seung-yul, who became the youngest Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2010, will lend his star credentials at the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT in November.

The 23-year-old is highly regarded as one of the most promising talents in world golf and will join an exciting line-up of top names at the US$750,000 Asian Tour event which will be played at the majestic Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai from November 13 to 16.

Major champions Jason Dufner of the United States and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa will headline the second edition of the Chiangmai Golf Classic alongside Australia’s Scott Hend, who is the title holder.

As a teenager, Noh burst onto the Asian Tour scene in 2008 and made an immediate impact by winning his first title at the Midea China Classic in his rookie year.

Two years later, he defeated idol K.J. Choi to lift the Maybank Malaysian Open title in 2010 before going on to win the prestigious Order of Merit crown at the age of 19 years and 204 days.

Since then, Noh has successfully plied his trade on the PGA Tour where he won his first title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April.

“I enjoyed a great career on the Asian Tour and winning the Order of Merit opened many doors for me. I’m excited to return to Asia because I’ve got fond memories there. There are many talented players on the Asian Tour and it will be a big challenge to win in Chiangmai,” said Noh.

“The Asian Tour gave me the opportunity to develop my game and provided me with the platform to go on and play on the PGA Tour. I look forward to meeting old friends and hopefully contend for the title in Chiangmai,” added the Korean.

The Chiangmai Golf Classic will promote Chiangmai as a leading golfing and tourist destination through the four days of live broadcasts on the Asian Tour’s global television platform, which reaches over 180 countries and 625 million homes.

The Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai, designed by Ron M. Garl, is located in a valley between mountain ranges in the heart of the San Kampaeng natural forests and boasts of natural beauty.

The Chiangmai Golf Classic is supported by PTT Public Company Ltd, Advanced Info Service Plc, Toyota Motor Thailand Co.,Ltd., Siam Commercial Bank PCL, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Provincial Government of Chiangmai, Chiangmai Provincial Administrative Organisation, The Northern Golf Resort Association, Alpine Golf Resort Chiangmai, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, Italian-Thai Development PLC, Advanced Information Technology Public Company Ltd, Sport Authority of Thailand, CAT Telecom Public Company Ltd, TOT Public Company Ltd,  Fenix Apparel and Accessories Co. Ltd., Ricoh (Thailand) Limited, Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand, Panasonic Siew Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Jebsen & Jebsen Technology, Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, Oakley, Furama Chiangmai and Standard Tour Co.,Ltd.

Tickets can now be purchased at Thaiticketmajor at the following price:

Tournament Dates Ticket Types Ticket Price*
13 November 2014 (Thursday) Single Day Ticket BHT 300
14 November 2014 (Friday) Single Day Ticket
15 November 2014 (Saturday) Single Day Ticket BHT 400
16 November 2014 (Sunday) Single Day Ticket BHT 500
13 – 16 November 2014 Seasonal Ticket BHT 800
Other discounts and concessions:§  Free entry for children 16 years old and below§  Free entry for senior citizens (60 years old and above)

§  20% Discount for PTT Blue Card members. Only at Thaiticketmajor counters from now to 12 November (Limited 4 tickets/person)

§  20% Discount for AIS customers (press *545*54#call). Only at Thaiticketmajor counters from now to 12 November (Limited 4 tickets/number)

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