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Tiffany Chan, of Hong Kong, is out of the Women’s PGA Championship. Photo: Edward Lea/The Press of Atlantic City/AP

Women’s PGA Championship: agony for Tiffany Chan as Hong Kong star misses cut by one shot

  • Bogey on the 17th hole sees Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching miss out on playing the weekend at Hazeltine
  • The 25-year-old finishes six over par after two rounds in Minnesota

Hong Kong’s leading golfer Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching agonisingly missed the cut by one shot at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine.

Chan bogeyed the 17th – as well as six other holes in her second round – to finish six over par overall and miss her chance of making it to the weekend in Minnesota.

The 25-year-old had a second-round 77, which coupled with her opening-round 73 was just shy of the 149 needed to make the cut.

It will be a case of what might have been for Chan, who had been tied for fourth heading into the par-three 17th hole on Thursday during her first round. A double bogey cost her dear and she ended the day tied for 32nd, one over par.

Australia’s Hannah Green took the lead on seven under par after 36 holes with a second-round 69, the lowest score of the whole field on Friday.

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn is three strokes behind after back-to-back 70s, while Australia’s Lydia Ko and defending champion Park Sung-hyun of Korea are lurking on three under.

Tiffany Chan competes during the second round of the EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open. Photo: Yu Chun Christopher Wong/Eurasia Sport Images

The USPGA is one of five majors on the LPGA calendar, with a purse of US$3.85 million.

So far this season, Chan has missed the cut at both the Meiijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give and the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Chan, who had her rookie year on the LPGA tour in 2018, is ranked 344th in the world.