It was a career showing for Tiffany Chan at the HUGEL-Air Premia LA Open.
The University of Southern California alumna spent many days (and evenings) at Wilshire Country Club during her collegiate career with the Trojans. It’s safe to say all the hard work and perseverance over the years is yielding results, as Chan secured the first top-10 of her four-year LPGA Tour career.
“L.A. is a special place to me. Playing well in the LA Open is like a major [for me],” said Chan, who fired a final-round 69 to finish at -10 for the tournament. I represent USC and lived here for a while, so playing well here is big for me because I don’t think this course is easy at all. I really wanted my first top-10.”
Chan surrendered early bogeys at Nos. 2 and 6, but bounced back to shoot 2-under highlighted by an eagle on the 15th. The par-5 served as the Aon Risk Reward Challenge hole for the week.
“Yesterday was a birdie or eagle chance too, but I pulled my drive. Today, I stepped on the tee box and told my caddie, ‘Let’s pick a good line here. I want to hit the fairway. We can’t par this hole,’” Chan said. “I hit a great drive and then pulled my second shot, but it ended up pin high and drained that eagle.”