HK Team Pre­pares for 2018 WUGC

Hong Kong will send Men’s and Women’s team, each con­sists of 3 play­ers, to par­tic­i­pate the 2018 World Univer­sity Golf Cham­pi­onship (WUGC), from 16-19 May at the Pradera Verde Golf Club in the Philip­pines, writes Louie Chan.

HK Golfer - - Around The Hkga - For more in­for­ma­tion about the 2018 WUGC, please visit https://wugc2018.com/.

The WUGC main­tains its sta­tus as a favourite, not only among the world’s ama­teur golf tour­na­ments but also, among the com­pe­ti­tions of In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity Sports Federation. The WUGC al­ways takes place on mag­nif­i­cent cour­ses and has trav­elled to dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents.

Tif­fany Chan pulled off one of the great­est re­sults in the his­tory of Hong Kong golf by winning the 2014 WUGC in­di­vid­ual ti­tle in Switzer­land. The HK golf­ing golden girl beat a strong field that in­cluded two mem­bers of 2014 US Curtis Cup team at the Crans-sur-Sierre course in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

This year, the HK Men’s team con­sists of Matthew Che­ung, Ter­rence Ng and Jonathan Lai; while Is­abella Le­ung, Michelle Che­ung and Jas­mine Chee form the HK Women’s team. These are all the top ama­teur play­ers who are cur­rently study­ing at Univer­sity or grad­u­ated in 2017.

“Our Men’s and Women’s team have been work­ing re­ally hard. They went down to the tour­na­ment course in the Philip­pines for train­ing last month, and they all seem to like the course. They all have been play­ing well and other than one player from the Women’s team, they all played the tour­na­ment course, so they know what to ex­pect.

As a coach, I know how hard these guys worked, and we try not to put any ex­tra pres­sure on them. We have a pretty strong team this year, all we can ask from them is to try their best. The WUGC is one of our big­gest team tour­na­ment this year. The other ma­jor team tour­na­ments are Asian Games (In­done­sia) and Asians Pa­cific Ama­teur Cham­pi­onship (Sin­ga­pore),” said Tim Tang, High-Per­for­mance Man­ager of the Hong Kong Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

Matthew Che­ung (left) and Ter­rence Ng (right)

Is­abella Le­ung (left) and Michelle Che­ung (right)

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