CT National Strong Supporter of Junior Golf in New England
It has been a great start for Megan Khang on her quest to become the LPGA Rookie of the Year. “Keep an eye out for her visor and apparel as she is representing CT National this year and we are excited to be able to support Megan on her journey to greatness,” said Jim West, Director of Operations at CNGC.
In only three starts as an LPGA rookie, Megan Khang has established herself a player to watch. The 18-year-old from Rockland, Mass., less than a year out of high school finished T11 in the season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic before missing the cut at the Coates Golf Championship. Then she took more than a month off while the LPGA swung through Australia and Asia, for the simple reason that traveling to those far-flung locales wasn’t in her budget.
She came back last week at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix and certainly showed no signs of rust. Paired with Michelle Wie and Cheyenne Woods, the diminutive teen could have been intimidated but instead shot 68-69 to advance to the weekend, while Wie and Woods both missed the cut. The finish earned Khang $54,379, the biggest check of her nascent career. She moved to 26th on the LPGA money list and second in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings behind in Gee Chun, the 21-year-old Korean who’s the reigning U.S. Women’s Open champion (and qualifies as a rookie despite having made eight LPGA starts in 2015).
“A big shout out to Connecticut National Golf Club for joining me on this journey! If you haven’t gotten a chance to play this course you should definitely make some time to go out and play!” said Khang on social media.
Connecticut National has been a strong supporter of both junior and women’s golf in New England and now they are reaching the professional ranks with supporting one of New England’s finest on the LPGA Tour.