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Golf: Amanda Tan is youngest to qualify for HSBC Women’s Champions

A student from the Singapore Sports School, Amanda Tan, has become the youngest golfer to represent Singapore at the upcoming HSBC Women's Champions tournament.

SINGAPORE: A student from the Singapore Sports School has become the youngest golfer to represent Singapore at the upcoming HSBC Women's Champions tournament.

Amanda Tan, 14, took top spot at the qualifying tournament which ended on Tuesday morning.

Over two days at the Serapong course, 12 of Singapore's best females golfers battled for that one spot.

Tan and Jen Goh were joint leaders going into the final round.

Despite a double bogey at the 18th, Tan held on for victory by one stroke. She shot a two-day total of 157.

It is Tan’s fifth attempt at the qualifiers, having first tried out when she was just 10 years old.

Tan now gets a chance to walk the fairways with some of the top golfers in the world at the main event next month.

She said: "It will be a really good experience for me. It is a different level of game. I would love to make it to the top twenty of the top field, and playing like Lydia Ko and other great players."

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