Hong Kong Fall Just Short in Podium Bid

Korea win their eighth Queen Sirikit Cup title in nine years, while Hong Kong record their best result since 199

Hong Kong narrowly missed out in their bid for a podium place at the Queen Sirikit Cup following a disappointing final-round display at Fanling last month.

The hosts, who had grabbed the lead after a brilliant round one before slipping into a tie for second on day two, could only compile a seven-over 151 over the New Course to end the tournament, which is also known as the Asia-Pacific Ladies Golf Team Championship, in sixth spot, their best placing since 1991.

The team, which comprised reigning World University Championship winner Tiffany Chan, Isabella Leung and Kitty Tam, finished on a three-day total of nine-over 441 - Hong Kong's lowest in the tournament's 31-year history - as Korea (422) surged to a convincing victory.

The Philippines finished second on 436, while New Zealand rallied late to take third spot on 437.

Korea's Park Hyun-kyung, who helped her side to their eighth title in nine years, was the standout performer during the week. Her seven-under total earned her the individual title.


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