The Singapore Ladies Masters is set to make its much-anticipated return to the Laguna National Golf Resort Club in June.

Featuring a total of 132 players, including 12 elite amateurs vying for top honours in the China Ladies Professional Golf Association (CLPGA) event, the Singapore Ladies Masters is scheduled to tee off at the Masters course from June 14-16.

The Singapore Ladies Masters is the sixth leg of this season's CLPGA Tour and boasts a competitive prize purse of US$100,000, where the winner will receive a US$15,000 prize check.

At the inaugural Singapore Ladies Masters last July, Singapore’s amateur standout Shannon Tan delighted the home crowd by outshining her seasoned professional counterparts to claim the championship.

With the tournament offering valuable Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings points, Shannon, who transitioned to professional status in January 2024, gained a crucial advantage in her quest to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Following her breakthrough victory, Shannon's career has seen a remarkable trajectory, highlighted by her recent triumph at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open in February, where she secured her maiden Ladies European Tour (LET) title.

Currently ranked at a career-high of 202 in the Rolex Rankings, Shannon also comfortably sits at the 48th spot in the Olympic Golf Rankings, virtually assuring her of a place in the 60-woman field at the Paris Games.

The remarkable tale of Shannon's accomplishments last year is sure to inspire all competitors- whether seasoned professionals or budding amateurs, as they prepare for the upcoming tournament.

Lyn Yeo, tournament organiser and founder of LLD Sports said: “The Singapore Ladies Masters was the launch pad for Shannon Tan as she deservedly went on to make further impact on the international stage, especially with her win at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open.

As we look forward to the return of the Singapore Ladies Masters in June, I’m excited to give our local girls another opportunity to test themselves and unleash their full potential against some of the best players from China and the region.”

Home fans can anticipate watching the youngest golfer in the event's history, 13-year-old Sydnie Ng, in action, who some believe could be "another Shannon in the making."

Ng, discovered through the Singapore Junior Development Tour (SJDT), demonstrated her talent by clinching victory at the Future Champions Golf (FCG) World Championship in California last July.

Her win placed her alongside esteemed champions such as Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, a two-time Major winner, former world number one and 2021 ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit, and Japanese Yuka Saso, the 2021 US Women’s Open champion.

A line-up of CLPGA elites, including Ji Yuai and Sui Xiang, who finished third and fourth in the Tour’s overall points standings last year, have also confirmed their participation in the 54-hole showdown. This sets the stage for a thrilling clash against the up-and-coming international players.

Exemptions have also been granted to leading players from the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship, also known as the Queen Sirikit Cup.

Ji, returning this time, will be determined to make amends after narrowly losing the title to Shannon by one shot last year. She had the opportunity to force a playoff but missed her birdie attempt.

Sui will make her second appearance at the Singapore Ladies Masters. She had a strong season last year, securing her second CLPGA title at the Tianjin Ladies Challenge and adding two runner-up finishes. Sui also made the cut in all 11 of her outings.

The SLM remains committed to fostering the growth of women's golf by inviting promising amateurs from the Asia Pacific region, providing them with a prestigious platform for competition and exposure.

The top 60 finishers (including ties) in the first two rounds will advance to the final round on Sunday.

Marina Bay Sands and CarTimes Group will return as Official Partners of the Singapore Ladies Masters while further details on other players and sponsors will be announced soon.