Elite players gather at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco
The 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic is scheduled to take place April 23- 26 in San Francisco, where top female golf players will gather to compete for the US$2 million (NT$61.81 million) first prize.
All the world’s top 10 woman players will show up. Among them are No. 1 ranked professional golfer Lydia Ko, and Michelle Wie, who won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open. Lexi Thompson, title winner of the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, will also make an appearance.
CTBC Bank ( ), the event’s sponsor and a long-time promoter of golf, also invited six domestic players to participate in the game. A reason for holding the game is to facilitate experience exchange between local and foreign players, CTBC said.
The 17-year-old “golf prodigy” Cheng Su-chia ( ) is one of the promising local players spon- sored by CTBC. Transforming from an amateur to professional only at the end of last year, Cheng said she is aiming for a top 15 spot.
Hsu Wei-lin ( ), victorious at the LPGA Symetra Tour in 2013, will take the opportunity to perform her best after a year of competition in the U.S.
Sponsored by CTBC, Chinese professional golfer Jenny Shan- shan Feng ( ) won fourth place in last year’s Swinging Skirts LPGA. She is regarded as a dark horse in this year’s game.
(Right) Johnson Wang ( ), left, chairman of the Swinging Skirts Golf Team, Edwin Lee, middle, mayor of San Francisco, and CTBC Bank Vice Chairman Thomas K.S. Chen ( ), right, pose for a photo at a dinner banquet in San Francisco on Tuesday.
(Left) Taiwanese golfers Cheng Su-chia ( ), second left, Yeh Hsin-ning ( ), third left, Hsieh Yu-ling ( ), middle, and Lin Tzu-chi ( ), who will participate in the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, pose for a photo with CTBC ranking officials and other distinguished guests in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 21.