PETALING JAYA: It has been a productive season for our women golfers lately.
Kelly Tan reached a milestone in her US LPGA Tour career when she crossed the US$1mil (RM4.4mil) mark following her joint 43rd finish at the Evian Championship in France on Sunday.
The 28-year-old made the weekend cut following rounds of three-under 69 and four-under 68 at the Evian Resort Golf Club.
But a one-over 72 over the weekend saw her slip to three-under 281 overall.
Nevertheless, it was good enough for Kelly to reach 49th spot in the CME ranking.
Her career earnings stand at US$1,009,164mil (RM4.496mil) with her current season haul of US$328,770 (RM1.46mil).
She achieved her best ever finish in the LPGA Tour when she was joint second with Finland’s Matilda Castren at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan last month.
There was more joy as Australia-based amateur Jeneath Wong bagged the Portsea Open Amateur title in Melbourne on Monday, winning by a hefty nine strokes with scores of 70, 68, 73 and 67 (278).
The 17-year-old Jeneath had earlier won the Australian Amateur Open in January this year.
Sarawak’s Mirabel Ting also did well when she came out tops at the Singapore Open Amateur event for her first title of the year on Friday.
The 16-year-old carded an impressive 11-under 277 total, finishing 16 shots clear of Singapore’s Hailey Loh.
“It has been a blast the whole week and I’m super happy,” said Mirabel.
“I would like to thank the Malaysian Golf Association for giving me this opportunity to play in this prestigious event.”
Mirabel and Jeneath competed in the Vietnam SEA Games in May where they contributed a silver in the team event.
Jeneath also bagged a bronze in the individual event.