By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) The first round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour, began Thursday in New Taipei, with local golf fans rooting for their favorite players on the course.
Returning to Taiwan for its fifth iteration, the tournament is being held at the Miramar Golf and Country Club in Linkou District through Oct. 25, with 81 players competing for a total purse of US$2 million.
The Taiwan tourney was originally sponsored by the Sunrise Group and took place at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club in Taoyuan County from 2011 to 2013. Since 2014, it has been sponsored by the Fubon Financial Holding Co., which will continue the sponsorship through 2016. [FULL STORY]