February 7, 2024
19-year-old from Chinese Taipei won the 2024 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific
Chun-Wei Wu of Chinese Taipei, winner of the 2024 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, has secured a spot in The Chevron Championship, the first LPGA major of the year, taking place at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 18-21, 2024.
Wu, 19, captured the 2024 Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Siam Country Club’s Waterside Course in Pattaya, Thailand. Wu started strong, setting the championship’s best 36-hole, middle 36-hole and 54-hole scores to enter the final round with a four-stroke advantage. Sunday, however, proved to be a challenge, as Wu carded four bogeys in her first 14 holes and held just a one-stroke lead with four to play. Clutch birdies at 15 and 17 steadied the young player, who ultimately set one final championship record with her winning 72-hole score of 18-under 270, giving her a two-stroke victory over Korea’s Hyosong Lee.
“It is incredible to win the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship,” said Wu following her victory. “I am honored to be invited to play in The Chevron Championship. I will try my best.”
With her win, Wu became the second player from Chinese Taipei to win the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific. Wu can follow in the footsteps of Chinese Taipei player Yani Tseng, who captured the Chevron title in 2010 for her second career major title.
As part of its mission to provide amateurs with greater access and the opportunity to showcase their talent, The Chevron Championship offers six spots for qualifying amateurs from key international amateur tournaments. Wu joins Germany’s Chiara Horder, winner of the 2023 Women’s Amateur Championship; America’s Megan Schofill, winner of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship; and Argentina’s Ela Anacona, winner of the 2024 Women’s Latin America Amateur Championship.
“The six amateur exemptions into The Chevron Championship speak to our mission to create a pathway for qualifying amateurs to compete at the highest level in women’s golf,” said Al Williams, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Chevron. “We are thrilled to welcome Chun-Wei into the field and look forward to her teeing up at The Club at Carlton Woods this April.”
The remaining amateur spots will be awarded to the winners of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and the Chevron Silverado Showdown in April.
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About the LPGA
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s premier women’s professional golf organization. Created in 1950 by 13 pioneering female Founders, the LPGA, whose members now represent more than 60 countries, is the longest-standing professional women’s sports organization. Through the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour, the LPGA Professionals, and a joint venture with the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA provides female professionals the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf at the highest level. In addition to its professional tours and teaching accreditation programs, the LPGA features a fully integrated Foundation, which provides best-in-class programming for female golfers through its junior golf programming, and its LPGA Amateurs division, which offers its members playing and learning opportunities around the world. LPGA aims to use its unique platform to inspire, transform and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.
About the LPGA Tour
The LPGA Tour is the world’s leading competitive destination for the best female professional golfers in the world. The Tour hosts more than 30 annual events across 10 countries for over 200 Active Players, awarding total prize funds exceeding $118 million and reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. Follow the LPGA Tour on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel.
About The Club at Carlton Woods
Recognized as one of the finest clubs in the country by Platinum Clubs of America and Distinguished Clubs of America, The Club at Carlton Woods completely redefined the essence of lifestyle, where camaraderie flourishes and a culture committed to excellence proves that anything is possible! Member-owned since 2015, Carlton Woods continues to invest in its amenities and services, ensuring that its members and their guests have an exceptional experience every time they visit. From two nationally ranked golf courses to spa offerings, fine dining, and unparalleled family events, The Club at Carlton Woods continues to prove itself as the premier country club destination in the Houston area. More at carltonwoods.com.
The Club at Carlton Woods has a world-class course and best-in-class off-course facilities This along with their visionary leadership team combine to make it the perfect new stage for the next chapter of the LPGA’s first Major of the season.
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