Elite play­ers gather at the 2015 Swing­ing Skirts LPGA Clas­sic in San Fran­cisco

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

Cour­tesy of Swing­ing Skirts LPGA Clas­sic

(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.

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