Yani & fellow LPGA stars give calligraphy a shot, on eve of Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship

Yani & fellow LPGA stars give calligraphy a shot
on eve of Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship

(Taipei, October 23, 2012) Yani Tseng, Paula Creamer and Sandra Gal, three LPGA star players who all recorded impressive top 10 finishes last week, as well as Michelle Wie, who will be making her debut in Taiwan this week, gave Chinese calligraphy a try against the backdrop of the iconic National Palace Museum in Taipei today. The four star players are among 78 elite players vying for the USD 2-million purse in the upcoming 2012 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, slated to tee off on October 25 at the Sunrise G&C.

Tseng, a native Taiwanese daughter, naturally had an inside track when it comes to calligraphy and was able to show her fellow star players the ropes. On the other hand, Michelle Wie also knew a thing or two about calligraphy as she revealed she took some lessons in high school. However, Paula Creamer and Sandra Gal both had their hands full with this unique but fun experience.

Title sponsor representative Sunrise Group chairman Tien-Ya Hus said, “on behalf of Sunrise Group and the organizing committee, I would like to welcome all the players to Taiwan. We have made some minor tweaks to the golf course and the tournament based on the feedback and our experience from last year, I am sure you will feel the difference when you step into Sunrise. “

LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said, “last year the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship was a great success; this year we are back with an even stronger field of players, featuring 6 of the top 10 players in the Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings, including your favorite and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng. I am sure you will find the next few days very unforgettable as we are braced for a truly world-class golfing competition.”

Daniel Khoo, president of Audi Taiwan, Robbie Henchman, Global Co-Managing Director of IMG Golf, and Chuan-hsing Ho, deputy director of National Palace Museum also attended the press conference.

Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, the only golfing event officially sanctioned by the LPGA, will commence with a pro-am tournament at 10:30am on October 24, followed by gala dinner at Sunrise G&C clubhouse on the same evening. The 4-round stroke-play tournament will tee off on October 25, with no half-way cut.

Photo 1: Sunrise Group chairman Tien-Ya Hsu , LPGA star players Paula Creamer, Sandra Gal, Michelle Wie and Yani Tseng (left to right) show off their calligraphy writing against the backdrop of Taipei’s National Palace Museum

Photo 2: Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship star players and VIPs show off their calligraphy writing against the backdrop of Taipei’s National Palace Museum. The writing reads Sunrise LPGA at Taiwan

Photo3 : Defending champion Yani Tseng tees off during a practice round of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship