World’s Best Ready to Challenge at HSBC Women’s Champions Crown

The 19th

Final field confirmed for 'Asia's Major' at Sentosa Golf Club


The world’s best female golfers have arrived in Singapore for the ninth edition of the HSBC Women’s Champions, which begins on Thursday 3rd March at the picturesque Sentosa Golf Club.

Led by World No.1 Lydia Ko, and defending champion and No.2 Inbee Park, the four-day tournament will see 18 of the top 20 ranked players in Singapore to compete for their share of the US$1.5 million prize purse.

Korea and the USA will each field an 18-strong contingent led by Park and Stacy Lewis respectively, while the recent ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open champion Haru Nomura will be amongst a formidable Japanese quartet that includes sponsor exemption, Ai Miyazato.

Koh Sock Hwee, who recently turned professional, will look to provide local fans with something to cheer about as she tackles the highly prestigious event for the third time as the lone representative from Singapore.  Xiyu Lin will join the popular World No. 9 Shanshan Feng as she attempts to bring the trophy back to China for the first time, while Australia, England, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan are all represented by two of their best hopes.  

In the tournament’s eight year history, the USA has won it three times with Angela Stanford, Lewis and Paula Creamer emerging victorious in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively, before Park broke the streak with an emphatic two-shot victory over Ko 12 months ago. Other former champions gracing the fairways of Sentosa Golf Club this week include Miyazato (2010) and Karrie Webb of Australia (2011).  

For the first time in it’s history, the HSBC Women’s Champions will become a four-day festival offering the best in golf, music and food.  British pop band Take That will perform live in Singapore for the first time in over two decades, with a one-off concert on Saturday 5th March while Electronic Dance Music DJ Jack Novak will fly in from the US to join two local DJ talents – DJ FARZ and DJ Li.A – to spin for fans at the end of each day’s play. Celebrity chef Monica Galetti will headline the culinary element of the four-day festival. Visitors to the HSBC Women’s Champions will be amongst the first in Asia to sample the Samoa-born Galetti’s critically acclaimed dishes.

For more information on the HSBC Women’s Champions 2016, visit the tournament website at http://www.hsbcgolf.com/womens or official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hsbcwomenschampions

 

Final Field of HSBC Women’s Champions 2016

Sun-Ju Ahn

 

 

Chella Choi

Na Yeon Choi

In Gee Chun

Carlota Ciganda

Paula Creamer

Austin Ernst

Shanshan Feng

Sandra Gal

Julieta Granada

Brooke M. Henderson

Charley Hull

Karine Icher

Ha Na Jang

Eun-Hee Ji

Ariya Jutanugarn

Kim Kaufman

Cristie Kerr

Hyo Joo Kim

I.K. Kim

Sei Young Kim

Lydia Ko

Sock Hwee Koh #

Jessica Korda

Candie Kung

Brittany Lang

Alison Lee

Ilhee Lee

Mi Hyang Lee

Minjee Lee

Mirim Lee

Stacy Lewis

Xi Yu Lin

Brittany Lincicome

Pernilla Lindberg

Mo Martin

Ai Miyazato*

Mika Miyazato

Azahara Munoz

Haru Nomura

Anna Nordqvist

Lee-Anne Pace

Hee Young Park

Inbee Park

Jane Park

Suzann Pettersen

Pornanong Phatlum

Gerina Piller

Morgan Pressel

Melissa Reid*

So Yeon Ryu

Lizette Salas

Jenny Shin

Angela Stanford

Kris Tamulis

Lexi Thompson

Yani Tseng

Mariajo Uribe

Karrie Webb

Michelle Wie

Amy Yang

Sakura Yokomine

Sun Young Yoo

*Sponsor Invite