New Zealand Golf have named an exciting young team to contest the 41st Queen Sirikit Cup to be played from 6-8 March at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia.
Canterbury’s Juliana Hung will be joined by Auckland’s Carmen Lim and Vivian Lu who will take on some of the world’s best at the prestigious Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship.
This trio includes the current holders of our two biggest trophies in the country’s amateur golf ranks with Hung winning the New Zealand Stroke Play Championship at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club before Lu claimed the New Zealand Amateur Championship at Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary.
Both Hung and Lim have recently returned from an amazing experience in Florida during the Lydia Ko Scholarship in early January. This scholarship provides the opportunity for young female golfers to learn from our very best to help more players grow and hopefully join Ko on the LPGA Tour.
To spend the week training, playing and getting to know the former world number one will be invaluable for the pair and the Queen Sirikit Cup will be the perfect place to put all their learnings into action as they continue to grow.
The event scoring format records the best two stroke-play scores daily for each team, while an individual prize is also up for grabs. New Zealand has won the Queen Sirikit Cup on three occasions back in 1984, 1990 and the latest victory was two decades ago in 1999.
Thirteen other national teams from Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Chinese-Taipei, China, Philippines, Japan, Korea and Thailand will compete for this prestigious trophy as the Kiwis look to engrave their name on it for the fourth time.