MALAYSIAN ANGELS

Leading the local change at TPC Kuala lumpur's East Course are the country’s top three players – Kelly Tan, Michelle Koh and Ainil Johani, all graduates of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Development Programme.

 

KELLY TAN GUAT CHEN

Country Malaysia

Birthdate October 26, 1993

Birthplace Batu Pahat, Johor

Height 5' 3"     LPGA Titles Nil

Rolex World Ranking  210

 
 

Malaysia’s top-ranked golfer, Kelly is currently playing her second year on the LPGA Tour with her best result so far being a joint fourth finish in the 2014 Marathon Classic. After a stellar amateur career during which she won three Malaysian Ladies Amateur Opens, Kelly turned professional in December 2013 after finishing joint 13th in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

 
 

MICHELLE KOH

Country Malaysia

Birthdate September 30, 1990

Birthplace Kuantan, Pahang

Height 5' 7"     LPGA Titles Nil

Rolex World Ranking  334

 
 

Michelle showed her potential when she broke through for her first professional title in the CTBC Shanghai Ladies Classic on the China LPGA Tour in mid-June. Trailing by four going into the final round, Michelle carded a superb closing 66 to claim the title by two shots. She turned professional in early 2014 after playing college golf for Campbell University in the United States.

 
 

AINIL JOHANI ABU BAKAR

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Aretha Pan

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Nur Durriyah

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Ashley Lau

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Natasha Andrea Onn

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Winnie Ng

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Jean Chua

Country Malaysia

Birthdate November 2, 1989

Birthplace Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Height 5' 1"     Professional Titles 2013 Kenda Tires TPLGA Open

Rolex World Ranking  572

 
 

Pint-sized but stout-hearted, Ainil turned professional in 2010 and is one of the country’s most travelled golfers having played all over Asia and Europe. In July 2013, she claimed her first professional title in the Kenda Tires TLPGA Open in Taipei, carding a second round 65 en route to a two-shot win over local player Babe Liu.