18 of world’s prime 20 ranked golfers confirmed for 2023 HSBC Girls’s World Championship

Singapore will welcome 18 of the world’s prime 20 ranked gamers, together with all of final yr’s Main champions, as they compete for the upcoming 2023 HSBC Girls’s World Championship which will probably be held from Mar 2 to five on the Sentosa Golf Membership.

The 5 finest gamers on the earth will lead the stellar line-up as world No. 3 and No 4. ranked Minjee Lee and Atthaya Thitikul be part of the top-ranked participant Lydia Ko. Becoming a member of them are additionally Nelly Korda (No. 2) and Ko Jin-young (No. 5).

Australian Lee received two titles in 2022, together with her second main title on the US Open. She was in Singapore final yr and a shocking closing spherical of 63 noticed her end tied in second place with South Korea’s Chun In-gee. That have stays contemporary in her thoughts as she seems to be ahead to returning subsequent month.

“Remembering my last spherical on The Tanjong course makes me excited to return to Singapore this yr. I imply, I’m at all times excited to go to Singapore because it’s such an superior metropolis, however any time you end in second place you’re keen to return again and see in the event you would possibly be capable of go one higher,” mentioned Lee who will probably be in Chonburi on the finish of February for the Honda LPGA Thailand earlier than her journey to Singapore.

Thai star Thitikul, who tasted victory in Sentosa throughout her beginner profession when she received the 2018 Girls’s Beginner Asia-Pacific as a 15-year-old, completed in fourth place final yr, kicking off a exceptional run that included 16 prime 10 finishes, two victories and noticed her topped 2022 LPGA Rookie of the 12 months. Thitikul additionally spent two weeks on the primary place on the Rolex Rankings from 31 Oct to 13 Nov final yr, and a robust end on the 2023 HSBC Girls’s World Championship may assist return her to the highest spot.

All of final yr’s Main champions are within the line-up together with American Jennifer Kupcho, (The Chevron Championship) Minjee Lee, (US Open) South Korean In Gee Chun, (KPMG LPGA Championship 2022) Canadian Brooke Henderson, (The Amundi Evian Championship) and South African Ashleigh Buhai, (AIG Girls’s Open 2022) with all seeking to win this coveted title for the primary time.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – MARCH 06: Brooke Henderson of Canada tees off on the eighth gap throughout the Ultimate Spherical of the HSBC Girls’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Membership on March 06, 2022 in Singapore. (Photograph by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Pictures)

“I’m most wanting ahead to having followers again on the HSBC Girls’s World Championship this yr as I undoubtedly missed their assist out on the course final yr. It’s a particular week on our Tour and certainly one of our favourites of the yr!” mentioned Henderson, a two-time Main winner, who completed tied sixth final yr and runner-up in 2018. “HSBC ensures we have now a serious arrange when it comes to the course and services. Sentosa is such a phenomenal setting, everybody’s so pleasant and we’re made to really feel so welcome. And Singapore has a number of the finest meals and buying anybody may ask for!”

There are nonetheless six spots to be claimed with the winner of the Nationwide Qualifier going down at Sentosa, Feb 8-9, securing the possibility to compete amongst the elite of ladies’s golf. 5 sponsor invites will probably be introduced sooner or later together with the winner of the 2023 Honda LPGA Thailand, if not in any other case certified.

“HSBC is dedicated to opening up a world of alternative for ladies in sport and to bringing the perfect of the world to Singapore.  We’re thrilled to see such a stellar line-up for the fifteenth version of the HSBC Girls’s World Championship,” commented Kee Joo Wong, CEO of HSBC Singapore.

This yr marks the fifteenth version of the HSBC Girls’s World Championship and remarkably, of the 14 earlier winners, 12 are Main champions, lending but additional credibility to the participant’s declare that that is ‘Asia’s Main.’ /TISG

Ship in your scoops to information@theindependent.sg 

– Commercial –