If it hadn’t been for one American Junior Golf Association tournament – the 2016 Rolex Tournament of Champions at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga. – no one in the Western golf world might have known about the Hou sisters until they became professionals.
The Hou (pronounced “Ho”) sisters, Yu-Sang and Yu-Chiang, had no plans to go to college. Both expected to turn pro in their native Taiwan when they turned 18. But plans change.
Yu-Chiang (Vivian) Hou is the younger of the sisters and the No. 2 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Photo: Mike Zarrilli, Getty Images
Now, Yu-Sang, 20, is a junior at the University of Arizona, while Yu-Chiang, 19, who goes by Vivian when she’s in the States, is a freshman for the Wildcats. Both are making a splash in the college and amateur ranks.
But if it hadn’t been for that AJGA tournament, a quiet affair beside the lapping waters of a man-made lake an hour’s drive west of Augusta, Arizona head coach Laura Ianello might never have found this dynamic duo.
“I was actually out t...
Get access to this article and all the quality, in-depth journalism of Global Golf Post Plus.
or Log In