HK Team Prepares for 2018 Asian Games

Building on the recent success of World University Golf Championship, Hong Kong will send Men’s and Women’s team, each consists of 3 players, to participate the 2018 Asian Games golf competition, from 23-26 August at the Pondok Indah Golf Club, Indonesia

Ben Wong

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 3 players in the World University Golf Championship. I know the team chemistry will be good because they all get along well. And 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 3 highest ranked female players according to the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Mimi, Isabella and Michelle have all been playing together since junior golf, so the team chemistry is great as well. They have all been playing good in the past few years. This is going to be a strong Women’s team for us this year,” 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 their abilities, I think we will have a good chance to win some medals in the Asian Games this year,” concluded Tang.

For more information about the 2018 Asian Games, please visit www.asiangames2018.id/

Mimi Ho