JEAN AIMS FOR TOP !5

Chua Tze Jean has set her sights on finishing amongst the top 15 in the inaugural Sim Darby LPGA Malaysia that gets underway this Friday at the KLGCC.

But the Malaysian will not have any home ground advantage as she has not played on the course for the last five years.

And being away in the USA for the past five years, with occasional visits, the last being in February this year means that the humid conditions to will be bound to affect her performance.

But the 23 year old remained confident despite playing in one of women golfs strongest fields.

“It all boils down to the three days and trying to keep up with the pace setters I am optimistic that I can play well and have set a personal target of finishing amongst the top 15 players,” said Tze Jean.

“The fact that Malaysia is hosting an event of this magnitude augurs well for ladies golf as we have been deprived of big events since the late 90″s.

“Personally I hope many players will take up golf after this event as we have golfers that can produce results but lack the exposure.”

Achievements (2003)

In 2003, Jean went on to stamp her mark in the Malaysian Junior Circuit by winning the 1st Leg SportExcel National Junior Golf Circuit, MSSKL(Malaysian Schools Sports, Kuala Lumpur)and MSSM(Malaysian Schools Sports Council). Due to her stellar performance she was recruited to the Malaysian national squad in July 2003. In August, in her first international tournament representing Malaysia, she won the ‘Hong Kong MacGregor Junior Open’.

Achievements (2004) 

In 2004, again she captured the MSSM(Malaysian Schools Sports Council) and the National Junior Circuit Grand Finals KRPM titles. On the International front, she won the Asean Girls Junior, Jarkarta (4–7 May ’04), Asean Schools Golf , Bangkok ( October 2004), Royal Selangor Ladies Open, (25–27 August) RSGC and runners-up in Malaysian Ladies Open 5–8 July ’04, Glenmarie , and 2nd runners-up in Asia-Pacific Junior Championship, Royal Air Force Golf Club, Bangkok (December 2004)

Achievements (2005)

In 2005 she proved to be Malaysia’s top amateur by clinching the Malaysian Ladies Closed Championship title in Perangsang, Templer, the Northern Malaysian Ladies Open, Taiping Golf and Country Club( 26–27 April 2005), and MGA 100 Plus Asean Junior Golf Championship (May 2005 )
With her record of achievements, she was awarded Full scholarship to Wake Forest University, North Carolina, Women’s Golf Team.

College Career 2005-2009

Her college career include winning the Lady Falcon Invitational title in 2007, Lady Tar Heel Invitational – Individual and Team Champion in 2008, Landfall Tradition –Team Champion and Individual Second Runners-up in 2008. In 2009, she helped her college to gain victory in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship – Team Champion/ Individual 5th.
Jean graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication), Wake Forest University in May 2009. She returned to her hometown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2009 but continue to hone her skills in golf. She is now based in Bangkok, Thailand training in the Wilding Golf Performance Centre.