won the Hong Kong Amateur on Sunday, Feb. 2 to qualify for his native
nation's Hong Kong Open, an annual stop of the professional European
Liu, who helped GW capture its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship as a senior in 2012, won the event by three shots with a 1-over-par 281
total, carding a 1-over 71 in the final round and hoisting the hardware
while proudly sporting a GW polo.Via Hong Kong Golfer
: "I really can't describe it," said Hong Kong Golf Club member Liu, a
graduate of George Washington University. "I was just trying to focus on
my own game and get myself in a position to win ... I had no idea I had
done it until the final putt dropped."
last weekend, Ballesteros finished in a tie for 95th with a two-round,
1-over 145 (74-71) at the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic in the
United Arab Emirates. Ballesteros was amongst a 132-player field that
also consisted of World No. 1 Tiger Woods, Europe's top-ranked golfer
Henrik Stenson and European sensation Rory McIlroy.
Ballesteros was one of two amateurs competing, having
received an invitation to the event in memory and honor of his late
father Seve, the European golfing legend and five-time major champion
who counted the 1992 Dubai Desert Classic among his 90 international
tournament titles. Javier played one season at GW in 2008-09 before
returning to Spain to be with his ailing father.
: "I really appreciate their gesture and congratulate them on behalf of my family on the 25th anniversary of the event," said Javier, who won the amateur Madrid Open last year.