HK Team Pre­pares for 2018 Asian Games

HK Golfer - - Divots -

Build­ing on the re­cent suc­cess of World Univer­sity Golf Cham­pi­onship, Hong Kong will send Men’s (4 play­ers) and Women’s (3 play­ers) team to par­tic­i­pate the 2018 Asian Games golf com­pe­ti­tion, from 23-26 Au­gust at the Pon­dok In­dah Golf Club, In­done­sia. This year, the HK Men’s team con­sists of Matthew Che­ung, Ter­rence Ng, Jonathan Lai and Ben Wong; while Is­abella Le­ung, Michelle Che­ung and Mimi Ho will form the HK Women’s team.

“For the men’s side, we got the same three play­ers from the World Univer­sity Golf Cham­pi­onship. I know the team chem­istry will be great be­cause they all got along well. We also have Ben Wong, who’s our high­est ranked player in the World Am­a­teur Golf Rank­ing. I want them to try their best and hope­fully bring back a medal,” ex­plained Tim Tang, High-Per­for­mance Man­ager of HKGA.

Wong has claimed the 2017 U.S. Am­a­teur Four-Ball Cham­pi­onship with play­ing part­ner Frankie Ca­pan. He was born in HK and joined the HKGA ju­nior pro­gramme at an early age. He has just started play­ing for the South­ern Methodist Univer­sity this year.

“We got our three high­est ranked fe­male play­ers ac­cord­ing to the World Am­a­teur Golf Rank­ing. Mimi, Is­abella and Michelle, they've been play­ing to­gether since ju­nior golf, so the team chem­istry is great as well. They’ve been play­ing well this year so I be­lieve we will have a strong Women’s team,” added Tang.

Ho has just grad­u­ated from the Cal­i­for­nia State Univer­sity, Fresno with a De­gree in Child De­vel­op­ment. She has been named the MVP of Fresno State Women’s Golf Team for her per­for­mances in the 2017-18 sea­son.

“I be­lieve we have a strong team, and if ev­ery­one plays to his or her abil­ity, I think we will have a good chance to win some medals in the Asian Games this year,” con­cluded Tang.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the 2018 Asian Games, please visit

www.asiangames2018.id/.

Ben Wong play­ing in the fi­nal round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Am­a­teur Four-Ball Cham­pi­onship

Mimi Ho has been named the MVP of Bull­dog for her per­for­mances in the 2017-18 sea­son

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