Tiffany Comes up Trumps in Taiwan

Twenty-one year amateur old records one of the greatest results in the history of Hong Kong golf after beating a strong field of pros near Taipei last month

“I came into the event with the aim of being the best amateur," said Chan

Typhoon Soudelor struck Taiwan early last month but not before Hong Kong amateur sensation Tiffany Chan stormed to victory at the Future Open, a NT$3 million (HK$735,000) professional event held on the outskirts of Taipei, thanks a nerveless final-round display.

The 21-year-old, who broke into the top-10 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking late last year, started the day a shot behind overnight leader Hsieh Yu Ling but breezed past her more experienced opponent with a brilliant back-nine in high winds at Tong Hwa Golf and Country Club to shoot 69 and win the Taiwan LPGA-sanctioned event by four.

In doing so, the former Diocesan Girls’ School student became the first player from Hong Kong to win a professional tournament that carries Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking points.

“I came into the event with the aim of being the best amateur but I handled myself well in the conditions and played an almost perfect round.” said Chan, who finished with a nine-under-par total after opening up with scores of 72 and 65. “I’ve always liked playing in the - with the typhoon coming there was a chance the final round would be - so I’m really happy with the way the weather and everything worked out. It’s very satisfying.”


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