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Hong Kong Men’s and Women’s team both fin­ishes 4th at the 2018 World Uni­ver­sity Golf Cham­pi­onship. The Men’s team played great at the Pradera Verde Golf Club in the Philip­pines through­out the week. They were tied 1st af­ter the first round and put them­selves in a good po­si­tion go­ing into the fi­nal day to con­tent for a medal. But it was un­for­tu­nate that they missed out a medal by just one shot.

Jonathan Lai and Matthew Che­ung fin­ished tied 8th. Lai shot 71, 72, 73, and 71 through­out the week. And Che­ung Matthew shot 70, 75, 71, and 71 played 3 out of 4 rounds un­der par. Ter­rence Ng fin­ished 12th.

“On the last day the score was quite low for all the teams, I’m proud of my guys on the way they played, it was dif­fi­cult to play in this en­vi­ron­ment, but they all han­dled it well. We were 10 un­der in to­tal with 3 holes to play. We ended up play­ing the last 3 holes 4 over and missed out get­ting the bronze medal by 1 shot. It was un­for­tu­nate, but I hope they learn from this ex­pe­ri­ence and help them be a bet­ter player for fu­ture events,” said Tim Tang, High-Per­for­mance Man­ager of HKGA.

The Women’s team were in 2nd af­ter the first round lead­ing by Is­abella Le­ung’s 73. They were tied for 3rd go­ing into the fi­nal round. Le­ung had a great week fin­ished with 73, 71, 75, 74 and tied 5th. She was lead­ing the tour­na­ment af­ter 36 holes. Michelle Che­ung and Jas­mine Chee fin­ished 15th and 18th re­spec­tively.

“This week was def­i­nitely an emo­tional roller­coaster. For the ladies’ team and in­di­vid­ual, we were in top 3 for the first 3 rounds, but we ended up 4th as a team. It was very hot through­out the week and the course set up was very chal­leng­ing. The teams ahead of us were Korea, France and Tai­wan. I was very proud of our girls. It was not easy to be in con­tention for a medal for all four days. This week was a great ex­pe­ri­ence our play­ers, and hope­fully we can do bet­ter next time” added Tang.

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HK Team (Left to Right): Tim Tang, Ter­rence Ng, Matthew Che­ung, Michelle Che­ung, Jas­mine Chee, Jonathan Lai, Is­abella Le­ung

The clos­ing cer­e­mony of the 2018 World Uni­ver­sity Golf Cham­pi­onship

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