Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching

Multiple major champion Nick Faldo congratulates Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan on Rio qualification

Six-time major winner credits Hong Kong Golf Association for its support of junior golf and says he will be following her closely in Brazil

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 July, 2016, 11:14am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 July, 2016, 10:40am

Six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo congratulated Hong Kong’s Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching on qualifying for the Rio Olympics and called her a role model for aspiring golfers.

While she may not be in the starting line-up at this week’s Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship as she continues her preparations for Rio, her name will loom large at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Course.

In 2012, Chan finished as runner-up in the Girls’ Under-21 Division at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.

Britain’s most successful golfer said: “My congratulations to Tiffany on winning her place at the Olympic Games. Great credit to her and to the Hong Kong Golf Association for all they have done to promote junior golf over the years.

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“It gives me a tremendous sense of pride to see players who have taken part in the Faldo Series Asia, such as Tiffany, go on to achieve success in the game.

“On and off the course, Tiffany made a great impression when she competed in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final and she is now a role model for up-and-coming young players in Hong Kong and around Asia.”

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Chan is making her final preparations for next month’s golf tournament at the Rio Olympic Games where she will be one of only three amateurs in the elite field.

Her achievement in qualifying for the Olympiad has been hailed as the finest moment in the rich history of Hong Kong golf.

“I will be following closely how she fares in Rio and am sure it will be an experience that will stand her in great stead for the rest of her career,” said Faldo.