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October 19, 2016 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

Yue Yin-Ho and Humphrey Wong will tee up alongside some of the world’s best golfers in December’s UBS Hong Kong Open.

yue-yin-ho-hkg-300x200The national team-mates claimed their spots in a two-day Qualifying Tournament at The Hong Kong Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

A field of 37 local professionals and amateurs were invited to compete for two spots in the 57th edition of the Hong Kong Open which will be headlined by Major champions Justin Rose and Danny Willett.

After 36 holes over Fanling’s New Course it took a sudden-death play-off between three amateurs to decide the qualifiers, with another national team member Linus Lo Kwong-San missing out after a bogey on the second extra hole.

The trio had all carded one-under totals of 139 to edge out Hong Kong PGA-member Derek Fung by one shot.

“I’m floating right now. This is a dream come true,” said 16-year-old Yue. “I prepared so well for this event and was really pleased with the way I controlled my game over the two days.”

Wong, an 18-year-old who also qualified in 2013, said: “I am so happy and will use my past experience to get ready for the Hong Kong Open.”

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