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HK golfers prepare to tee off in Asian Games

2023-09-13 HKT 15:49
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Hong Kong golfer Tiffany Chan said on Wednesday that she'll mentor her younger teammates in this month's Asian Games, since it will be the third time she's taking part.

Chan, who's the territory's first LPGA player, said she's honed her skills as she prepares to participate in her first games since becoming a professional.

She said she's honoured to represent the SAR again.

"I skipped one of the best LPGA event in the States to play in the Asian Games in two weeks. There was absolutely no question for me to skip one of my favourite events in the States to represent Hong Kong, China to play in the Asian Games as a professional," she said.

"I'm going to try my best and definitely have a lot of expectations, but I'm not going to let that affect how me or my other teammates play. It will be a great experience to play as a professional and then hopefully, we can all stand on the medals stage on that week."

Meanwhile, another local golf star, Taichi Kho, said he'll draw on his experience on the professional circuit when he competes in the Hangzhou Games.

Kho, who's Hong Kong's first World City Championship winner, said he wants to show the world that SAR athletes have what it takes to do well in the sport.

"I think it gives us a lot of confidence going into the event that we can put up a strong performance. We will be focusing on ourselves to play our best golf and we know that our best golf belongs out there,” he said.

HK golfers prepare to tee off in Asian Games