Asia’s rising stars introduced as invitations for 2023 HSBC Ladies’s World Championship

SINGAPORE:  4 gamers – Tiffany Chan (Hong Kong), Yu Liu (Chinese language Taipei), Mao Saigo (Japan), and Shi Yuting (China) – have been introduced as invited to the 2023 HSBC Ladies’s World Championship as ‘Asia’s Main’ returns to Sentosa Golf Membership from March 2-5, welcoming followers again for the primary time since 2019.

This 12 months’s version will see the 5 greatest gamers on the planet Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Atthaya Thitikul and defending champion Jin Younger Ko main the stellar line-up which incorporates 18 of the world’s high 20 ranked gamers. All of final 12 months’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 Ladies’s Open 2022) are all seeking to win this coveted title for the primary time.

Chan, who turned skilled in 2017, is a two-time Olympian and winner of the 2016 Hong Kong Women Open on the Women Asian Golf Tour.  Chinese language star Yu, a graduate of the CGA-HSBC China junior golf programme ranked No.165 on the Rolex Rankings, whereas compatriot Shi, was nominated by the CGA for this match after a powerful 12 months in 2022 which noticed her win her first JLPGA title on the Golf5 occasion in September. The ultimate invite is 21-year-old Mao presently ranked 30, the highest-ranked participant among the many 4 invitations.

Picture: HSBC Ladies’s World Championship

“I’m very grateful to HSBC for awarding me this invite. They’ve given me a lot help in my profession, first as a junior by the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Programme and most not too long ago with this nice alternative. I hope I can present my thanks with my greatest efficiency on the 2023 HSBC Ladies’s World Championship,” expressed Yu who burst onto the LPGA scene in 2018 as a rookie, impressing with three top-10 finishes together with a career-best main end of T5 on the 2019 US Open.

The 4 Asian rising stars will be a part of Singapore’s high golfer Amanda Tan who triumphed eventually week’s HSBC Ladies’s World Championship Nationwide Qualifying Event held at Sentosa. Tan held her nerve over two qualifying rounds in opposition to Jamie Ng and Aloysa Atienza to safe her place within the discipline alongside the world’s greatest gamers for a outstanding fifth time.

“It’s at all times an honour to play on the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship at dwelling, particularly at Sentosa Golf Membership – someplace the place I observe on daily basis. With the ability to have household and pals come out and watch me, it’s at all times a pleasure and a really particular expertise for me. On high of that, with the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship being a number one LPGA occasion, with the entire world’s high feminine gamers coming, it makes it even higher. It means so much to me, and I’m actually trying ahead to it,” stated Singapore’s golfer Tan forward of the 2023 HSBC Ladies’s World Championship.

This 12 months marks the fifteenth version of the HSBC Ladies’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.’

The 72-hole stroke play match will as soon as once more be performed on the famend Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Membership, which hosts its tenth version of the match. Sentosa Golf Membership is a number one gentle in driving sustainability initiatives in golf around the globe and was not too long ago named ‘World’s Finest Eco-Pleasant Golf Facility’ on the annual World Golf Awards.


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