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The Aramco Team Series’ debut in Hong Kong is looming, as the Ladies European Tour arrives at Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling in October.
The series, now in its third season, promises a display of some of the world’s elite golfers, while marking the return of women’s professional golf to the region for the first time since 2019.
The event will bring together 28 teams, each composed of three professionals, along with an amateur golfer, in a team competition played alongside an individual stroke-play event. During the three-day event, players will compete for a total prize fund of $1 million, breaking records as the biggest fund ever assembled for a ladies’ professional golf tournament in Hong Kong.
Additionally, played over a composite course, the event will contribute to both the Ladies European Tour’s ‘Race to Costa del Sol’ and the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking points, further elevating its significance in the world of women’s professional golf.
Throughout the year, the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour has entertained golf audiences across five global destinations. Singapore, Florida and London have already played host to events earlier this year, with Hong Kong up next before the grand finale in Riyadh in October. The 2023 series has already seen outstanding performances with Pauline Roussin, securing victory in Singapore, Carlota Ciganda triumphing at Florida, and World No. 2 Nelly Korda claiming the most recent title in London.
In addition to showcasing elite professional golf, the Aramco Team Series actively empowers and motivates women and girls to take up the sport through a range of initiatives, such as Women in Sport panels and junior clinics conducted during each event.
Alexandra Armas, Ladies European Tour CEO said: “We are continuing to break new ground with the Aramco Team Series – Hong Kong, which will see LET players compete in Hong Kong for the first time in a professional event. The prize money available will also be a new high for a women’s tournament in the region. When combined with the fantastic initiatives that will empower more women to pick up a golf club, we believe this is the start of a powerful and lasting legacy for women’s golf in Hong Kong.”