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HK Golfer - - Contents - By The Edi­tors

News and events from Hong Kong and the re­gion.

Af­ter a whirl­wind week at the Hong Kong Ladies Open, the 23-year-old Olympian set­tled down to the busi­ness of es­tab­lish­ing her­self on the Symetra Tour, the se­cond-tier cir­cuit of LGPA Tour. Tiffany an­nounced her ar­rival in the U.S. by shoot­ing a stun­ning nine-un­der-par 63 fi­nal round to fin­ish se­cond by one shot at the De­catur-Forsyth Clas­sic on her Symetra Tour de­but. But af­ter open­ing with rounds of 70 and 72 to start the fi­nal day at two-un­der-par over­all, Tiffany was de­nied a maiden win in just her se­cond pro­fes­sional event.

Hav­ing walked away with a cheque for US$2,580 a week ear­lier at the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open on her pro­fes­sional de­but, Tiffany’s re­ward of US$12,311 lifted the for­mer ama­teur up to 29th on the Symetra Tour or­der of merit. A top-10 fin­ish on the money list will earn her a cov­eted spot on next year’s LPGA Tour, with around US$50,000 - US$70,000 hav­ing been enough to reach that spot in re­cent Symetra Tour sea­sons.

Thanks to EFG, the Swiss Pri­vate Bank, for a three­year spon­sor­ship deal, Tiffany does not have to worry about pay­ing for flights and ho­tels for the next three years and can fo­cus on in­creas­ing her bank balance. EFG is no stranger to the world of golf in Hong Kong, hav­ing been the prin­ci­pal part­ner of the Hong Kong Golf As­so­ci­a­tion’s elite ju­nior de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme be­tween 2009 and 2014. It was also dur­ing the pro­gramme in 2009 when EFG met Hong Kong’s first golf­ing Olympian and the win­ner of the golf tour­na­ment at the 2014 World Univer­sity Cham­pi­onships.

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