Chia wins Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month

Mon 23 Nov 2015

Chia wins Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month

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Sentosa, Singapore, November 23: Malaysia’s Danny Chia made it another victory to remember by winning the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for October.
The Malaysian was unanimously voted as October’s winner after he ended his 13-year title drought on the region’s premier Tour by winning the Mercuries Taiwan Masters and followed that victory up with a top-10 finish at the Yeangder TPC in Chinese Taipei the following week.
Chia went on to earn a spot at the prestigious CIMB Classic and was also the first Malaysian to feature at a World Golf Championship event at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai earlier this month.
“This award means a lot to me as it just shows how much my hard work and dedication has paid off.
“I know this award will spur me to do better and I’m looking forward to ending the year on a high note,” said the 42-year-old, who was almost forced out of the game by a career-threatening shoulder injury.
As part of Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) newest partnership with the region’s premier Tour, the Asian Tour Hilton Golfer of the Month award aims to recognise outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members both at home and abroad.
The online voting contest on www.asiantour.hiltongolf.com to determine the monthly winner, engages golf fans as they vote for their favourite golfer through the Asian Tour’s media channels, culminating with fans voting for the Asian Tour Hilton Golfer of the Year at the end of 2015.
Besides casting their vote for their favourite player on the Asian Tour, fans, who log onto www.asiantour.hiltongolf.com also stand a chance to win a one night stay at any Hilton property of the choice.
Chia won the award ahead of Australia’s Scott Hend and Chinese Taipei’s Lu Wei-chih where the three players were nominated by a selection panel before going into a public voting process.
Hend was recognised for his win at the Venetian Macao Open, his current standing of second on the Order of Merit and his impressive fourth place finish at the Porsche European Open.
Lu’s recent performance at the Hong Kong Open was a sporting inspiration to many with his amazing story of adversity and determination to get back into top-flight golf after battling a brain tumour.
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Hilton HHonors is the award-recognized guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 12 distinct hotel brands, spanning more than 4,440 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties across 97 countries and territories. This year, J.D. Power awarded Hilton HHonors as "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Programs in a Tie". Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With 46 million members, HHonors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, charitable contributions, or unique events through the HHonors auction platform(hhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation® or a race experience with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. There is no cost to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.