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Winnie Ng makes Queen Sirikit Cup squad

Teenager Winnie Ng will join Nur Durriyah Damian and Ashley Lau in the Malaysian team for the 39th Queen Sirikit Cup, known officially as the Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship, at Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Golf Club in Jiangsu, China this May 10-12.

Winnie got into the team by winning the selection trials at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club last week by nine strokes over Nuraishah Che Omar. This will be the first time that the 15-year-old is playing in the event.

In the 2016 Queen Sirikit Cup in Korea, the Malaysian team of Durriyah, Ashley and Warda Amira Rawof finished joint fifth.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Ladies Golf Association (MALGA) is expecting a strong international field for the 2017 Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open, which will be held at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam on May 3-5. MALGA  chief executive Dato Rabe’ahtul Aloya Abbas noted that they hoped to get some of the region’s top amateur golfers for the 34th staging of the event.

“We hope to get 100 top lady amateur golfers from more than 15 countries for the 34th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open. The tournament is being held the week before the Queen Sirikit Cup in China, so this will be a good pre-tournament tune-up for national teams competing in the Queen Sirikit. It will be a good stopover and break journey especially for teams from Australia and New Zealand,” said Dato Rabe’ahtul.

In last year’s tournament at Resorts World Genting, Durriyah won the title by four shots over Indonesia’s Inez Beatrice Wanamarta.

For more information, contact MALGA at Tel: 03-2032 1577 / email: malga@malga.org.my.


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