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Eyes set on low-amateur

February 13, 2019

Korea's Yae Eun Hong has her eyes firmly set on winning the Low Amateur at the 2019 Womens Australian Open.

The 16-year-old won this year's Australian Women's Amateur and last week in her first LPGA event she secured the Vic Open low amateur trophy after an opening two rounds of 68 and 72.

Last year Hong played in two Korean LPGA (KLPGA) tournaments and finished T19 in the Hite Jinro Championship and T35 at the SK Networks-SEOKYUNG Ladies Classic.

Hong believes her accuracy is the strongest part of her game and she has her eyes set on what she would like to achieve this week.

"I'm so glad to play the Australian Open and I just want to do my best," she said.

"My goal is to win the Low Amateur this week and also make the cut.

While Hong is enjoying her time in Adelaide, she will also return next month to compete in the Rene Erichsen Salver Trophy (South Australian Amateur) taking place at Royal Adelaide on March 18-21. 

"I have one more tournament in Adelaide coming up at Royal Adelaide that I'm looking forward too," Hong said.

"It's a very quiet city and I'm enjoying it."

Hong tees off today at 9:01am from hole 10.

 

Image- Andrew Frackowski

 

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