2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA: Nelly Korda retains title in front of almost 37,000 spectators
By the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
The 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, held from October 31 to November 3 at the Miramar Gold Country Club in New Taipei City, came to a successful end on November 3. The event invited 81 world class female elite golfers from 16 countries, including Taiwan, United States, Canada, France, Denmark, South Africa, United Kingdom, South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Germany and Sweden. This year’s field was the strongest ever assembled for the event, which included South Korea’s Jin-young Ko and Jeong-eun Lee, winner of the recent Women’s British Open Hinako Shibuno from Japan, 2019 Women's PGA Championship winner Hannah Green, World No. 2 Sung-hyun Park from South Korea and reigning champion Nelly Korda from the United States.
Lin Che-hung, the deputy director-general of the Sports Adminstration, Ministry of Education, attended the awards ceremony on November 3, and stated that he was delighted to see nearly 37,000 golf fans onsite to cheer for the players. Deputy Director-General Lin also mentioned that he was certain the players had felt the passion of the Taiwanese fans and congratulated Nelly Korda for retaining her title at the high standard and competitive 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA.
The Sports Administration thanked the event organizer, the Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation and all event staff who ensured the successful conclusion of the four-day event, along with the related agencies and enterprises who provided sponsorships for the event. Through the broadcast of this international sporting event, Taiwan’s economic and sporting strength were showcased before a global audience of up to 200 million viewers.
For more information on the 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, please visit the official website: http://www.sslpgataiwan.com/. Viewers can also watch the highlights from the event through MOE Sports on YouTube.