Amateur Chen Xingtong earns spot in HSBC Women’s World Championship

Chen Xing Tong During The Final Round Of The HSBC Womens World Championship National Qualifying Tournament |Credit Pic Credit Pic www.hsbcgolf/womens

JANUARY 25, SINGAPORE – Singapore amateur Chen Xing Tong has clinched a coveted spot to compete in the 2024 edition of the HSBC Women’s World Championship, emerging victorious in the national qualifying tournament with an even-par performance over two days.

As a result of her triumph, the 15-year-old will now share the stage with some of the world’s top players, such as Lilia Vu, Ruoning Yin, Celine Boutier, Minjee Lee and Jin Young Ko, when the championship takes place at Sentosa Golf Club from 29 February to 3 March 2024.

Expressing her elation and nerves after the win, Chen said, “I am very excited but also very nervous to be able to play with some of the best in the world. I’m just really, really excited about this opportunity!”

Chen showcased remarkable consistency throughout the two-day qualifying event, posting a stellar -2 score yesterday and maintaining composure with a +2 score earlier today. Reflecting on her performance, Chen stated, “These past two days, I really wanted to be consistent, such as keeping the ball in play and hitting the fairways and greens. Basically, playing simple golf. So, it was mainly focusing on hitting and getting on the green first, and then focusing on making the ball drop.”

With her place in the tournament confirmed, Chen will intensify her preparations by frequenting Sentosa Golf Club to navigate the Tanjong Course in the coming weeks. Regarding her focus leading up to the tournament start on February 29, she remarked, “For me, it will be to try to maintain the same level of consistency I had over the past two days. I’ll continue training, and we’ll see how my game progresses as we move along.”

Kee Joo Wong, CEO HSBC Singapore said “We are delighted to witness Chen Xing Tong earn her spot to compete alongside the world’s best golfers in the HSBC Women’s World Championship. The national qualifying tournament underscores the importance of creating pathways for local talents to shine on the global stage. HSBC remains committed to empowering athletes to reach their full potential, and we look forward to seeing Xing Tong make her mark in the world-class tournament.”

Please find the complete list of results below:

NameRound 1Round 2TotalScore
Xing Tong CHEN (A)7074144Par
Aloysa ATIENZA (A)7474148+4
Amanda TAN7672148+4
Jillian KUK (A)7877155+11
Jaymie NG (A)7877155+11
Aamiya KOUL (A)7878156+12
Sock Hwee KOH7780157+13
Elizabeth ANG8083163+19
Amelia YONG (A)8083163+19

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