"I came into the event with the aim of being the best amateur, but I handled myself well in the conditions and played an almost perfect round," said Chan, who finished with a nine-under-par total after opening up with scores of 72 and 66. With the typhoon coming, there was a chance the final round would be cancelled, so I'm really happy with the way the weather and everything worked out.It's very satisfying." Still trailing Hsieh by a shot heading to the par-five 12th, Chan chipped in for eagle to take the outright lead for the first time.According to an article in Taipei Times, the National Communications Commission (NCC) in Taiwan (the Republic of China) has proposed to abolish the Amateur Radio Morse code requirement and to permit operation on 432-440 MHz on a secondary basis, among other changes to the Amateur Radio rules there.
Severe Typhoon Soudelor was churning towards Taiwan late on Friday, but that did not stop amateur sensation Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching becoming the first player from Hong Kong to win a professional golf tournament carrying women's world ranking points.
Chan stormed to a four-shot victory in the NT million (HK5,000) Future Open, a professional Taiwan LPGA-sanctioned event held on the outskirts of Taipei.
The 21-year-old, who broke into the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking late last year, started the day a shot behind overnight leader Hsieh Yu-ling, but breezed past her more experienced opponent with a brilliant back-nine in high winds at Tong Hwa Golf and Country Club to finish with a three-under-par 69.
The Amateur Traveler talks to Matt Anderson about a recent trip to Taiwan during the Chinese new year celebration.
Matt, who is an English teacher in South Korea, started his trip in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei before exploring the eastern coast and the rich heritage of Taiwan’s aboriginal people in the south.