SINGAPORE — Prime Singapore skilled golfer Amanda Tan will compete for a fifth time, a report for a neighborhood participant, within the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship from 2 to five March 2023 at Sentosa Golf Membership after profitable the match’s native qualifying competitors with a ultimate rating of 148 (+4). She completed 5 strokes forward of her closest competitor, native novice Jaymie Ng 153 (+9). Aloyza Atienza got here in third within the qualifier with a ultimate tally of 154 (+10).
Tan first performed within the prestigious match as an novice within the 2014 version. When she competed in 2017, the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship was her first skilled occasion. Since then, she has competed on two different events in 2019 and 2021.
On her spherical of 75 on the second day of the qualifier final weekend, she mentioned “I made some early birdies throughout my spherical, and made some bogeys as properly right here and there. I rotated a +1 on the entrance 9 which I wasn’t too sad about. Then on the again 9, I dropped some pictures right here and there, which I wasn’t too pleased about. General, I believe, if something, I might need to work on my irons – get them extra constant to organize for the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship. I’m pleased with my chipping and placing so I hope that stays.”
The HSBC Ladies’s World Championship Nationwide Qualifying Match was launched by match sponsor HSBC to make sure that a neighborhood participant could have the invaluable alternative to compete in a number one LPGA occasion amongst the world’s greatest gamers. The 23-year-old is trying ahead to competing within the world-class match, which can characteristic all the world’s prime 5 gamers, specifically Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Atthaya Thitikul and defending champion Ko Jin-young.
“It’s at all times a pleasure to play on the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship at house, particularly at Sentosa Golf Membership – someplace the place I observe daily. Having 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,” expressed Tan. “On prime of that, with the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship being a prime LPGA occasion, with the world’s prime feminine gamers coming, it makes it even higher. It means quite a bit to me, and I’m actually trying ahead to it. I need to play properly and end properly. On the similar time, I need to take as a lot as I can from the entire expertise. Study as a lot as I can and revel in the entire course of.”
Australia’s Lee who received two titles in 2022 together with her second main title on the US Open, isn’t any stranger to Singapore as 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 appears ahead to returning subsequent month.
“Remembering my ultimate 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 for those who may be capable to go one higher,” mentioned Lee, who might be in Chonburi on the finish of February for the Honda LPGA Thailand earlier than her journey to Singapore.
Not solely are the highest 5 gamers in Singapore however 18 of the world’s prime 20 ranked gamers, together with all of final yr’s Main champions, are set to compete for the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship as beforehand confirmed by the match’s organiser. 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 Ladies’s Open 2022) with all trying to win this coveted title for the primary time.
“HSBC is dedicated to opening up a world of alternative for ladies in sport and to bringing the very best of the world to Singapore. We’re thrilled to see such a stellar line-up for the fifteenth version of the HSBC Ladies’s World Championship,” commented Kee Joo Wong, CEO of HSBC Singapore.
This yr 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.’
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