Amanda Earns Third Showing At World Champs
HSBC Women’s World Championship Regional Qualifiers
Just two shots set her apart from the 18-player field at the 2019 HSBC Women’s World Championship Regional Qualifying Tournament from 30 to 31 January 2019. It was these precious two strokes that she saved that secured her a spot to play against the world’s leading female golfers a month later.
Amanda Tan found herself trailing leader Kanphanitan Muangkhumsakul of Thailand by three strokes, despite making par in Round 1 of the qualifiers. She came back stronger on Day 2, closing the competition with 2-under 70, for a two-round total of 142 strokes. Amanda, a former student-athlete at Singapore Sports School, finished two strokes ahead of second-best golfer Aripichaya Yubol of Thailand. She beat 17 other Asian golfers from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines for a chance to compete in her third World Championships, the most by any Singaporean golfer.
The 20-year-old Singaporean earned qualification to be part of a 63-strong field at the 2019 HSBC Women’s World Championship held from 28 February to 3 March at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course. The 12th edition of the prestigious tournament featured defending champion Michelle Wie and the world’s top 20 golfers led by Thai Ariya Jutanugarn and Koreans Park Sung-hyun and Ryu So-yeon.
Amanda made history in 2014 as Singapore’s youngest golfer to compete at the prestigious tournament at 14 years old. She made her second appearance in 2017.