Sung Hyun Park
Park topbills 1st TCC Ladies Invitational
Dante Navarro (philstar.com) - February 22, 2019 - 2:25pm

MANILA, Philippines – Ladies pro golf gets a big boost as world No. 2 Sung Hyun Park showcases her class act against an elite cast in the inaugural $100,000 The Country Club Ladies Invitational unfolding March 6 at the TCC course in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

The two-time Major champion on the LPGA Tour is expected to set the standard in the 54-hole championship given her talent and credentials, including the Rookie and Player of the Year honors on the world’s premier circuit in 2017.

But the 26-year-old Seoul native also braces for a tough challenge from a stellar field led by the leading players on the LPGA of Taiwan and the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour along with a host of top shotmakers in the region.

Heading the cast are five of the top 15 players on the TLPGA, including Babe Liu, Hsin Lee, Tzu Chi Lin, Chia Pei Lee and Yu Ning Huang, along with the cream of the country’s pro crop, headed by Dottie Ardina, Princess Superal and Pauline del Rosario.

Meanwhile, for details and reservations for tickets to the TCC Ladies, also serving as the third leg of this year’s Taiwan LPGA and fifth stop of the LPGT 2018-19 season, contact Jocelyn Duque at 09157974751 or email lpgtinvitational@gmail.com.

Park has earlier vowed to claim the world top ranking this year, her confidence bolstered by her recent link-up with Solaire Resort & Casino, now her chief backer on the LPGA and other premier events all over the world in the next two years.

Park, whose contract with Solaire is said to be the richest in Korean women’s golf history, has started playing with Solaire in her cap in the ongoing Honda LPGA in Thailand. She’ll next vie in the Women’s World Championship in Singapore before headlining the TCC Ladies Invitational.

"I will head to the LPGA with a sense of responsibility to the solid support of my main sponsor. Now I now have the composure to take a step back and oversee my play and at the same time setting my goals and reaching for them one step at a time. By giving all my focus on every competition and winning them is my way of giving back to all my supporters who have supported, cheered and cared for me,” said Park during the contract signing which drew a jam-packed crowd in Korea last week.

The stellar field also includes a slew of top players in the region and other parts of the world, guaranteeing the strongest cast ever to play in the country’s seven-year premier women’s circuit put up by ICTSI.

“We expect nothing but three days of world class golf not only from Park but also from the rest of the elite cast,” said Colo Ventosa, general manager of the organizing Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.

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