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NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts – A local company has stepped up to support one of Bay State’s shining young stars.
Newburyport-based Tournament Solutions, the official tournament gift and award company of Mass Golf, officially announced this week that it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with LPGA player Megan Khang.
“We are delighted to welcome Megan to the Tournament Solutions team,” said John Lawrence, Managing Partner, Tournament Solutions. “At a very young age Megan is off to an impressive start on the LPGA. She has an extremely bright future in women’s professional golf. Having grown up locally here in Massachusetts, Megan is the perfect fit to represent us out on tour. She is an impressive young lady, and we wish her all the best in 2018”
Khang, at the age of 20, is entering her third year on the LPGA Tour where she finished 43rd on the LPGA Official Money List in 2017. Highlights from this past season included four Top 10 finishes. She capped off the year with a T3 finish at November’s Blue Bay LPGA held in Hainan Island, China.
A native of Brockton who spent much of her youth in Rockland, Khang enjoyed a tremendous amateur career (click here to read a feature story on Khang that appeared in 2014-15 issue of MassGolfer magazine). During one stretch she qualified to play in three of four U.S. Women’s Opens, in 2012, 2014, and 2015, making her first appearance in the prestigious event when she was only 14 years old.
After finishing as low amateur at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, Khang became one of only 20 players to earn a full status card on the tour at the conclusion of the grueling five-day 2015 LPGA Q-School held in Daytona Beach, Florida. She made her LPGA debut at the 2016 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic where she held the lead – as a rookie – for 36 holes.
Her performance in the Bahamas that year was also historic as she became the very first player of Hmong and Laotian descent to ever compete on the LPGA tour. The unique journey of her family was documented this past fall by Golf Channel.
Click here to learn more about the Khang family’s backstory of survival and getting on the LPGA
Khang will once again be in the field at that event next week when the 2018 LPGA season kicks off on January 25.
“It is truly an honor to team up with a national golf company like Tournament Solutions that is based out of my home state of Massachusetts. I look forward to the 2018 season knowing that I will be working with John and his team,” said Khang.
In addition to serving the needs of local golf clubs, Tournament Solutions has been a valued and loyal supporter of Mass Golf as its official tournament gift and award partner. The company produces all tournament gifts and awards for Mass Golf Championships and Tournaments and works closely with local community and charity organizations to help support the Mass Golf Charity Events page.
This past season, Tournament Solutions developed a new design for the bag tag which is part of the Mass Golf Hole-in-One Program, and in 2014 and 2016, Tournament Solutions was the premier gift and awards sponsor of the Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame Gala.
“We have enjoyed seeing our relationship with Tournament Solutions continue to grow over the years,” said Jesse Menachem, Mass Golf’s Executive Director/CEO. “In addition to providing superior service and quality products, Tournament Solutions has epitomized what it means to give back to the local community, and their support of Megan is a perfect example. Megan is a tremendous talent and a terrific role model for young golfers. We could not be happier to see her partner with Tournament Solutions.”
About TOURNAMENT SOLUTIONS:
Founded in 2002, Tournament Solution is the premier one stop tournament gift and award company in golf. In addition to its own private label accessories, the company also represents premium brands, Tumi, Bose, Kate Spade and Costa to the golf industry. Over the past 17 years, Tournament Solutions has achieved an outstanding reputation of providing quality products and service to green grass, resort and professional events. Tournament Solutions is a licensee and leading supplier of accessories to the USGA, PGA of America, LPGA and PGA TOUR.