Historic Win at the United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship
February 20, 2017: It was one for the history books. Doing her best imitation of Joyce Wethered, Orlando’s Ki Shui Liao used some precision golf to secure the John Shippen Trophy at the United States Professional Hickory Golf Championship. Liao’s 75 was 4 shots clear of Tampa’s Jeff Leonard. The Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club opened in 1922 and laid out by noted architect Tom Bendelow, proved once again to be a severe test for the century old clubs for which it was designed. Liao’s score was the best turned in by a female professional in the seven-year history of the event. It is also the third best winning score all time. This year’s Ladies Championship goes to Jennifer Cully of Apollo Beach Golf Club. Jenn has participated in all but one tournament and has won the ladies crown twice previously.