AMANDA TAN TO COMPETE IN HSBC WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR RECORD FIFTH TIME AFTER WINNING LOCAL QUALIFIER
Top local professional golfer Amanda Tan will compete in the HSBC Women’s World Championship from 2 to 5 March 2023 at Sentosa Golf Club after winning the tournament’s local qualifying competition with a final score of 148 (+4). She finished five strokes ahead of her closest competitor, local amateur Jaymie Ng.
Tan will compete in the tournament for a fifth time, a record for a local player. She first played in the prestigious tournament as an amateur in the 2014 edition. When she competed in 2017, the HSBC Women’s World Championship was her first professional event. Since then, she has competed on two other occasions in 2019 and 2021.
The HSBC Women’s World Championship National Qualifying Tournament was introduced by tournament sponsor HSBC to ensure a local player will have the invaluable opportunity to compete in a leading LPGA event amongst the world’s best players.
On her round of 75 today: “I made some early birdies during my round, and made some bogeys as well here and there. I turned around a +1 on the front nine which I wasn’t too unhappy about. Then on the back nine, I dropped some shots here and there, which I wasn’t too happy about. Overall, I think, if anything, I would want to work on my irons – get them more consistent to prepare for the HSBC Women’s World Championship. I’m happy with my chipping and putting so I hope that stays.”
The 23-year-old is looking forward to competing in the world-class tournament, which will feature all of the world’s top five players, namely Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Minjee Lee, Atthaya Thitikul and defending champion Jin Young Ko.
She added, “It’s always a pleasure to play at the HSBC Women’s World Championship at home, especially at Sentosa Golf Club – somewhere where I practice every day. Being able to have family and friends come out and watch me, it’s always a pleasure and a very special experience for me. On top of that, with the HSBC Women’s World Championship being a top LPGA event, with the world’s top female players coming, it makes it even better. It means a lot to me, and I’m really looking forward to it.’
“I want to play well and finish well. At the same time, I want to take as much as I can from the whole experience. Learn as much as I can and enjoy the whole process.”