Zhang Jienalin received her first title within the latest mixed-field Hangzhou Worldwide Championships.© AFP
Zhang Jienalin will make historical past this week when she turns into the primary feminine golfer to compete within the 26-year historical past of the Volvo China Open. The match in Shenzhen often has European Tour standing and is for males solely however the coronavirus and consequent journey restrictions sees it tweaked this 12 months right into a home occasion. The 24-year-old Zhang, who’s ranked 484th on the planet, received her first title within the latest mixed-field Hangzhou Worldwide Championships.
On that event ladies have been competing from ahead tees, however in southern China she is going to tee it up on the identical size course as her male rivals.
“For me this week it is all about driving distance. I didn’t hit the inexperienced in two pictures on most of the par fours in observe in the present day,” Zhang mentioned in a Wednesday press launch.
“The greens listed below are additionally very troublesome and are taking part in fairly quick.
“My primary goal is clearly to make the lower.”
Not like earlier tournaments, this 12 months’s Open is being sanctioned as a China Tour occasion.
It has a complete purse of two million yuan ($300,000).
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