Hong Kong Ladies Open Ready to Roll

By Bill Cox, Epoch Times
June 8, 2017 10:37 am Last Updated: June 10, 2017 7:11 am

HONG KONG—Professional lady golfers mainly from Asia and Asia Pacific are preparing to compete in the US$150,000 EFG Hong Kong Open starting on Friday June 9 and finishing on Sunday June 11.

The traditional Pro-Am tournament took place on June 7, followed by a day for relaxation prior to the start of the competition. Also on June 7, four of the leading competitors, defending Champion Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong, Kuo Al-Chen of Taiwan, Zhang Weiwei of China and Sharmila Nicollet of India, were introduced to Asia Golf Dignitaries and officials and representatives for EFG sponsors and the Charity, Friends of Asia Hong Kong.

VIP guests together with players Kuo Al-Chen of Taiwan, Zhang Weiwei of China, Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong, and Sharmila Nicollet of India at the press conference at Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling on Wednesday June 7, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
VIP guests together with players Kuo Al-Chen of Taiwan, Zhang Weiwei of China, Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong, and Sharmila Nicollet of India at the press conference at Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling on Wednesday June 7, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

(L-R) Players Kuo Al-Chen of Taiwan, Zhang Weiwei of China, Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong, and Sharmila Nicollet of India at the press conference at Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling on Wednesday June 7, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)
(L-R) Players Kuo Al-Chen of Taiwan, Zhang Weiwei of China, Tiffany Chan of Hong Kong, and Sharmila Nicollet of India at the press conference at Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling on Wednesday June 7, 2017. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

EFG formalized its 3-year sponsorship of Tiffany Chan in a signing ceremony.

Tiffany is naturally pleased with the sponsorship arrangement “I am just really excited to be here, be back in Hong Kong with all my family around me.

“It has been a wonderful 12 months for me, and I could not have asked for a better way to finish my college [in USA], and my amateur career.

“It is a dream come true for me to turn professional and to play on the tour, and to start this off at the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open just makes it even more special for me” she said.

The three-day 54-hole tournament is sanctioned by the CLPGA, the TLPGA, and the Ladies Asian Golf Tour, and supported by the Hong Kong Professional Golfers’ Association, and the Hong Kong Golf Association.

For the first 2 rounds there will be 39 flights with 3 players per flight. On day 1, Tiffany Chan and Zhang Weiwei tee off at 8:50am together with Hwang Ye-Nah of Korea, while Sharmila Nicollet and Kuo Ai-Chen start at 9:26am together with Chen Cuixia of China.

There will be a cut after two rounds, with only the top half of the field competing on the final day. Spectator entry to the event is free.

See www.hkladiesopen.com for details.