College Calls for HK Golfers

Six Hong Kong golfers have signed National Letter of Intents

Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan, the number one-ranked junior college golfer in the United States, has signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to the University of Southern California. Chan, who won the 2014 NJCAA national title and was the 2014 National and Florida Junior College Player of the Year, will enroll in the fall of 2015. Chan, who also claimed the World University Championship in Switzerland this year, is currently ranked 21st in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Chan is one of six Hong Kong golfers who have signed National Letter of Intents in the past few weeks. Joining her at college in North America will be Michael Regan Wong (University of California, Riverside), Linus Lo (Western Kentucky University), Tiger Lee (University of New Mexico), Kitty Tam (San Diego State University) and Emily Vicky Leung (Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University).

"It’s great to see more and more young Hong Kong golfers getting the opportunity, through golf, to study overseas," said Hong Kong National Coach Brad Schadewitz. "It is recognition of the Hong Kong Golf Association’s junior development programme and I’m hopeful that more and more young Hong Kong golfers will have the opportunity in the future.

"The great thing about playing college golf is that it allows players to remain as competitive amateurs, which means they’ll continue to be available for national team selection in the years ahead."

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