Women’s golfers feel­ing buoy­ant this time

New Straits Times - - Sport -

THE Malaysian women’s golf team have a strong feel­ing that they are go­ing to do bet­ter than the last Sea Games.

In 2015 in Sin­ga­pore, they missed out on the bronze by a shot.

Thanks to thier ex­ten­sive preparation, the women are now in an op­ti­mistic mood.

Loy Hee Ying, 20, ex­pects the KL Sea Games to be a happy hunt­ing ground for the team, who have been prac­tis­ing since Jan­uary un­der coach and team man­ager, Lim Ai Lin.

“The prepa­ra­tions this year is bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous Sea Games, so we’re hop­ing for bet­ter re­sults,” said Hee Ying, who has been play­ing golf in the United States for the past two years as a stu­dent-ath­lete at East Ten­nessee State Univer­sity.

She reck­ons her ex­po­sure there will greatly con­trib­ute to Malaysia achiev­ing good re­sults this year.

“I’ve im­proved in the past two years be­cause of dif­fer­ent ex­po­sure

“I could say that I am bet­ter for Sea Games and be­cause we get to play on the course (the Mines Re­sort and Golf Club), it’s def­i­nitely go­ing to give us an ad­van­tage over other play­ers.”

Hee Ying was present dur­ing the Malaysian Golf As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nounce­ment of spon­sor­ship by Srixon Sports Asia Sdn Bhd in pro­vid­ing equip­ment yes­ter­day for the Sea Games golf squad.

The golfers for the Games are (men and women): Chan Tuck Soon, Ervin Chang, Gal­ven Ken­dall Green, Da­nial Durisic, Nur Dur­riyah Damian, Hee Ying and Ash­ley Lau. Farah Azharie

Loy Hee Ying

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