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HK Team Prepares for 2018 Asian Games

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Ben Wong playing in the final round of match play at the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Top: ©USGA/Chris Keane; Below: Photo Courtesy of Fresno State Women’s Golf Team

uilding on the recent success of World Un iver sit y G ol f Championship, Hong Kong will send Men’s (4 players) and Women’s (3 players) team to participate the 2018 Asian Games golf competition, from 23-26 August at the Pondok Indah Golf Club, Indonesia. This year, the HK Men’s team consists of Matthew Cheung, Terrence Ng, Jonathan Lai and Ben Wong; while Isabella Leung, Michelle Cheung and Mimi Ho will form the HK Women’s team. “For the men’s side, we got the same three players from the World University Golf Championship. I know the team chemistry will be great because they all got along well. We also have Ben Wong, who’s our highest ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. I want them to try their best and hopefully bring back a medal,” explained Tim Tang, High-Performance Manager of HKGA. Wong has claimed the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with playing partner Frankie Capan. He was born in HK and joined the HKGA junior programme at an early age. He has just started playing for the Southern Methodist University this year. “We got our three highest ranked female players according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Mimi, Isabella and Michelle, they've been playing together since junior golf, so the team chemistry is great as well. They’ve been playing well this year so I believe we will have a strong Women’s team,” added Tang. Ho has just graduated from the California State University, Fresno with a Degree in Child Development. She has been named the MVP of Fresno State Women’s Golf Team for her performances in the 2017-18 season. “I believe we have a strong team, and if everyone plays to his or her ability, I think we will have a good chance to win some meda ls in t he A sia n Ga mes t h is yea r,” concluded Tang. For more information about t h e 2 018 A s i a n G a m e s , p l e a s e v i s i t www.asiangames2018.id/.

Mimi Ho has been named the MVP of Bulldog for her performances in the 2017-18 season HK GOLFER・JUL 2018

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