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AMATEUR GOLF SEASON BUILDS TO A CLIMAX AT MISSION HILLS CHINA

2017-11-14

[Shenzhen, China – 14 November 2017] Following a season of more than 50 amateur and junior golf events at Mission Hills resort in southern China, the world’s largest golf club will stage two of the year’s most prestigious tournaments this month – the Mission Hills Junior Series Grand Final and the China Amateur Open.

On November 15-17 more than 50 of the region’s top junior golfers will battle it out for the title of Mission Hills Junior Series Champion as the World Amateur Golf Ranking event is played over three rounds on the demanding Norman Course in Dongguan.

The 8th Grand Final will feature leading players from a total of ten Mission Hills Junior Series tournaments played over the past 12 months, plus winners from some of the other junior ‘Majors’ to be hosted by Mission Hills in 2017, including the Annika Invitational, the Faldo Series and the Jack Nicklaus Junior Championship.

Competitors from countries including Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and India will line up alongside China’s top juniors, who include Wu Dian-chao and Zhang Yun-xuan, ranked in China’s top 10 for junior boys and girls. The young stars will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of past winners including China’s Guan Tian-lang, the former Asia Pacific Amateur Champion who famously qualified for, and then made the cut at The Masters aged only 14.

On November 20-23 the focus will switch to the neighbouring Leadbetter Course as the China Golf Association brings its most prestigious amateur championship, the 31st China Amateur Open back to Mission Hills for the fourth year running. More than 130 male and female golfers from China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Japan will be in action over 72 holes – including 13 members of China’s national women’s team – all hoping to join some notable names on the trophy including Chinese legends Zhang Lian-wei, Liang Wen-chong and Li Hao-tong.

Photo 1 – China’s Li Hao-tong, pictured with juniors at Mission Hills, is a past winner of the China Amateur Open, which returns to the Dongguan resort for the fourth year running this month.

Photo 2 –2016 Mission Hills Junior Series Grand Final Overall Champion Xiong Tian-yi poses for a winning shot.

Photo 3 – Wang Zi, winner of 'Best Etiquette' in the 2016 Mission Hills Junior Series Grand Final, poses for a photo alongside Chinese professional golfer Li Hao-tong (left).