Amateur Wu Chia-yen (吳佳晏) became the youngest LPGA of Taiwan event champion at 14 years and six months old by winning the 2018 Party Golfer Ladies Open on Friday
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amateur Wu Chia-yen (吳佳晏) became the youngest LPGA of Taiwan event champion at 14 years and six months old when she won the 2018 Party Golfer Ladies Open by one stroke on Friday.
So far this year three amateurs have overshadowed the professionals on the TLPGA tour.
Wu’s victory came on the heel of another amateur Lu Hsin-yu, who outperformed tour professionals at Kenda Tire TLPGA Open in late September. Hou Yu -chiang, another amateur, stole the show at southern Taiwan in May by winning at TLPGA Ladies Open – Nan Pao.
Starting the final round with a 5-stroke lead, Wu shot a one-under-par, 71, on Friday. Wu was being chased by Taiwanese professional golfer Babe Liu (劉依貞), who birdied eight holes on the final day to post that day’s lowest score, 64, tying her own personal best record, according to media reports. [FULL STORY]