New Tanjong Test Awaits World’s Top-20 Female Golfers

The 18th hole at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course.

Singapore: The world’s top-20 ranked female golfers will square off in next week’s HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Thai Ariya Jutanugarn and Korean Park Sung-hyun, ranked first and second respectively, will spearhead one of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 12-year history of the tournament from February 28-March 3 at Sentosa Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Last year, Park recorded seven top-10 finishes, including three victories and her second Major win at the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The 25-year-old, who only turned professional two years ago, was ranked as the top player in the world for 10 consecutive weeks.

Joining Ariya and Park on the New Tanjong Course will be defending champion Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson, RICOH Women’s British Open champion Georgia Hall and former world number ones Ryu So-yeon, Park In-bee, Feng Shanshan and Lydia Ko.

After an impressive 2018 season during which she broke into the world’s top-10 for the first time, Australian Min-jee Lee is aiming to improve on her sixth-place finish at Sentosa 12 months ago.

Lee, who posted 13 top-10 finishes last year, said: “2018 was an absolutely incredible journey for me and I managed to get off to a flying start. Fingers crossed I’m able to kick-start the 2019 season well and bring that form to the HSBC Women’s World Championship.”

Andy Johnston, General Manager and Director of Agronomy at Sentosa Golf Club, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting this event for a seventh consecutive year at Sentosa Golf Club and welcoming the world’s best female golfers to our venue.

“We pride ourselves on being Asia’s venue of choice for globally recognised golf tournaments and plan to present the New Tanjong Course in the best condition, to match the impressive golf that will inevitably be on display. We are thoroughly looking forward to watching the excitement unfold and welcoming thousands of spectators through the gates to enjoy the action.”

Matching the stellar golfing line-up at the tournament will be four days of unmissable off-course entertainment, underpinning the tournament’s reputation as one of the most fun events on the LPGA schedule.

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