Lilia Vu, the two-time major winner and World No. 2, has signed on to take part in the Aramco Team Series event in Hong Kong next month.
Hong Kong Golf Club will welcome a star-studded line-up for the event from October 6-8 with Vu, who also narrowly missed out on winning the Aramco Saudi Ladies International in February to then World No. 1 Lydia Ko, headlining the field alongside alongside Chinese stars Xiyu Lin and Muni He.
Last month, Vu made it to the top of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings for the first time in her career. Her journey to the top has been remarkable, considering that she began the year ranked no. 43. The year so far has seen the American achieve incredible feats, including not one but two victories at the majors. The 25-year-old clinched the AIG Women’s Open, adding to her triumph in a playoff at the Chevron Championship in April. She also won at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February and will be aiming for another victory on Asian soil at the ATE event.
With her participation in Hong Kong, Vu hopes to add another chapter to her storied career. This event marks her inaugural appearance in the ATS, providing fans and spectators in the region with a unique opportunity to witness her prowess up close.
The team element won’t faze her, as she was a winning member of Team USA at the 2018 Curtis Cup, Arnold Palmer Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams. Two weeks before Hong Kong, Vu will also compete on the biggest stage in women’s team golf at the 2023 Solheim Cup after securing her spot on the United States team.
Vu expressed her excitement and said: “I am thrilled to be part of the Aramco Team Series — Hong Kong and have the chance to compete in Asia again. The Aramco Team Series has a strong reputation amongst the players with the unique team format and major-like staging, both of which I’m looking forward to. I’m excited to compete alongside some of the world’s best in Hong Kong, and I hope to add to my victories in 2023.”
As the fourth stop on this year’s tour, the Hong Kong edition will witness the participation of 28 teams, each comprised of three professionals and one amateur. The team competition format will unfold over two days. In addition, a three-day individual stroke play competition will play out and award Race to Costa del Sol and Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings points.