CLPGA Event Debuts In Singapore
The inaugural Singapore Ladies Masters makes its debut at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club, Masters course from July 6-8.
Organised by LLD Sports, the tournament is also the China Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (CLPGA) first event outside mainland China and will see 132 players battle for a US$100,000 prize purse in a 54- hole strokeplay competition.
Founded in 2008, the CLPGA counts internationally renowned Feng ShanShan among its Order of Merit winners.
“We are proud to present the first CLPGA event in Singapore and very excited to introduce the very talented ladies in the tour who will be coming to Laguna National Golf Resort Club this July,” said Lyn Yeo, founder of LLD Sports.
“The CLPGA is an exceptional tour and is known to be a very hospitable tour that will definitely offer something different for golf fans and spectators who come to watch them play.”
Top names arriving include current CLPGA Order of Merit Leader, Sui Xiang, and fellow CLPGA pro Crystal Huang from Hong Kong. Xiang turned professional in 2017 and won her maiden event at the season-ending Zhuhai Challenge while Huang represented Hong Kong at the China National Championship in Chongqing, both in December last year.
Also participating are the republic’s top women’s professional and amateur golfers, Amanda Tan and Shannon Tan. Amanda is the first Singaporean to earn a card for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Epson Tour, the second tier of the women’s professional circuit in the United States.
“I am glad the event worked out well with my playing schedule on the Epson Tour. It is always a pleasure being able to compete at home so I am very excited for the week ahead,” she said.
Shannon, a Texas Tech University undergraduate, finished joint fourth in the recent NCAA Division 1 regionals and shared her excitement about coming back and competing, “I hope to do well against top competitors in China and the region.”
Ranked 73rd on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, the 19-year-old will be joined by local hopes Anne Fernandez and Jaymie Ng.
A qualifying event will then be held at Laguna National’s Masters Course, site of the tournament, to select one more amateur spot and another two Open spots.
“We are always looking forward to having top professional golfers from around the world come and compete in our two championship courses, the Masters and the Classic. With the Singapore Ladies Masters, we would have hosted our third professional golf event this year, following the DP World Tour’s Singapore Classic and LET’s Aramco Team Series. I am sure the Singapore Ladies Masters will be a great success,” said Kevin Kwee, executive director at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club.
Registration for Singapore Ladies Masters free admission tickets is now open at https://tinyurl.com/slm23.