Date: February 16, 2020
Author: Kirsty Wrice @ Royal Adelaide

Angel doubles up as low amateur

Ho Yu An has completed an incredible double feat, winning back-to-back low amateur honours at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and the ISPS Handa Vic Open.

An, known as Angel to her friends, made the most of her time down under picking up two consecutive titles after finishing T16 in Barwon Heads last week and T34 at Royal Adelaide today.

In her fifth appearance to Australia, the 16-year-old was one of two amateurs to make the cut and finished 10 shots ahead of England’s Charlotte Heath to earn the Handa Silver Salver.

An said she was honoured to share the accolades with #WomensAusOpen champion Inbee Park.

“It’s been a great week for me,” said the World No.104.

“I shot four under (opening round) for top-10, which gave me a lot of confidence for the rest of the week.”

“I love Australia, I hope to be back again.”

Heath said she was ecstatic to play in two of Australia’s leading female tournaments, courtesy of her Australian Amateur win at Royal Queensland last month.

“My goal for the week was just to make the cut really so it’s nice to achieve that,” said the 18-year-old.

The Englishwoman didn’t mind missing an entire term of school for the experience to play in two LPGA events.

“(Making a cut on the LPGA) has given me a lot of confidence, and I’ve learned so much out here (in Australia).”

I played three holes with Inbee Park (during a practice round), that was pretty sick.”

She came up to me and I couldn’t even talk… I was like uh, hi!"