Best of local golfing talent on show at upcoming EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open
10th May 2017
Hong Kong's Golden Girl Tiffany Chan Tsz-Ching confirmed in April that she will be defending her title this year.
(Photo credit: Daniel Wong/HK Golfer)
Golf fans in Hong Kong will be offered a glimpse into the future of local golf as the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open tees off from 9-11 June.
The contest will feature some of Hong Kong's up and coming amateur golfers including Kitty Tam Yik-ching and Chloe Chan Cheuk-yee, who won the Girls' 13-14 category of the 2016 HKGA Winter Junior Championship last December.
Tam, 20 and Chan, 13 will be sharing the course with a pool of more experienced golfers such as Michelle Sun and Jannet Sheng Qiu-yan as they vye for the US$150,000 prize purse.
“This is the most important local tournament on our calendar and something we look forward to every year because we have home support, and a course we are most familiar with," said Sun, who turned professional in 2011 after completing the Hong Kong PGA Training Programme.
"It is a tournament I want to do well.”
Chan was part of a select group of 3 amateur golfers to gain qualification for last year's Rio Olympics and too expressed her anticipation at playing in the event that paved her rise to stardom.
“I’m really looking forward to coming home and defending my title at the Hong Kong Ladies Open," said the 23-year-old, who will compete for the first time as a professional.
"It all started at Fanling when I came through a tense finish to win, which gave me a lot of confidence."