31 July 2014: Entries are open for the 79th Hong Kong Men’s Open Amateur Championship at Discovery Bay Golf Club with a start in the 2014 Hong Kong Open on offer to the winner.
A capacity field of 90 golfers from Hong Kong and overseas will tee off at Discovery Bay on 16 September and compete over four rounds for the 2014 Men’s Amateur title. The historic championship was inaugurated in 1931 and has been played annually ever since, stopping only for the Second World War between 1943 and 1946.
The Hong Kong Men’s Open Amateur champion is traditionally invited to play in the Hong Kong Open, the city’s oldest professional sporting event. Tri-sanctioned by the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA), the European Tour and the Asian Tour, this year’s Hong Kong Open will take place on October 16-19 at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling where it has been played for the past 55 years and was won in 2013 for a record-equalling fourth time by Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Last year’s Amateur Championship was also played at Fanling and saw Liu Yu-Jui of Chinese Taipei claim a one-shot victory over Singapore’s Marc Ong. Doug Williams was the leading Hong Kong player in fourth place.
Further details and entry forms for the 2014 Hong Kong Men’s Open Amateur Championship at Discovery Bay on September 16-19 are available on the official HKGA website at www.hkga.com.