Amy is ending the 2007 season with a good run of form, finishing in the top-ten for both the Navistar LPGA Classic and the Long Drugs Challenge. She now sits inside the top 100 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and will be keen to finish the year with a victory in this prestigious team event.
"I am so proud to be representing Asia, to be representing the Chinese people and to be representing Chinese Taipei," said Amy, a former World Junior Champion who is on her fourth season with the LPGA.
Nearly doubling her earnings this year, she has become a consistent performer on Tour and at the age of twenty-seven, she has plenty more to achieve and many more potential Lexus Cup appearances ahead.
She enthused at her selection:”The first I knew of my selection was when Team Asia Captain, Se Ri Pak drove past me during a practice session and asked if I would be interested in playing! What an honour it is to be picked by someone of her standard – a living legend and a member of the Hall of Fame. I am extremely flattered, proud and excited.”
Hung put in a good performance at the HSBC Women’s Match Play Championship in July, reaching the final eight before losing to eventual runner-up Ai Miyazato. This match-play experience will be a valuable asset to Team Asia who go to Perth looking to retain the title they narrowly took from Team International in Singapore, 2006.
Team Asia Captain, Se Ri Pak is delighted to welcome Amy Hung into her team for the 2007 event: “Amy has proven this season that she is a developing player and she will be a valued member of my team in Perth. I am really looking forward to Lexus Cup 2007 and I am sure Amy will fit in well with the team we select and her enthusiasm and experience on Tour will help us put in a strong performance and hopefully a win!”
Asian golf continues to strengthen with 12 Asian players currently in the top 25 players on the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings. The contest is going to be very close once again with everyone adjusting to the new course in Western Australia, and an International location which will expose the Australian market to a top line up of some of the best female golfers in the World. With one Captain’s pick for Team Asia decided, Se Ri Pak will be looking to make her second choice over the next few weeks. The final line up for both teams will be confirmed following the ADT Championship on November 19th.
The 2007 Lexus Cup is officially sanctioned by the LPGA as its season-ending event. Selection for places in both the International and Asian teams is based on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and the LPGA Official Money List, along with captain’s picks and sponsors exemptions. Team Captains Annika Sorenstam and Se-Ri Pak will lead the teams of 12 players over the three-day tournament, competing in foursomes, fourball and singles.
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