Inaugural World Ladies Championship to tee off at Mission Hills Haikou
The inaugural World Ladies Championship will kick off from March 2 to 4 in Haikou, capital city of South China's Hainan Province.
A total of 108 top golfers from 25 countries and regions in the world will compete for the total prize of 600,000 US dollars.
The World Ladies Championship will include individual 54-hole stroke event, professional team 54-hole competition and amateur Individual 54-hole tournament.
South African golfer Lee-Anne Pace, who won the "champion king" of 2010 European Women's Golf Tournament, and Lydia Ko, a 14-year-old amateur golfer from New Zealand who had just won the New South Wales Open have confirmed to compete in the championship. Chinese golfers Feng Shanshan and Ye Liying will participate in the team competition.
According to Zhang Xiaoning, secretary general of China Golf Association, the World Ladies Championship is a brand new tournament and will create a new history in the world ladies golf.
"This championship, with a total prize of 600,000 US dollars, is a professional women's tournament with the highest prize in China. In the future, we will try to make the championship the most important professional women's tournament in the world," said Zhang.
The World Ladies Championship has been jointly recognized by LET and China LPGA Tour, and golfers can aggregate points for the two tours.
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