Michelle Koh – Among the first female golfers to put Malaysia in the Olympics


Michelle Koh is a Malaysian golfer who has been making very good progress in the international and regional ladies’ golf circuit. Michelle comes from Kuantan in Pahang where she has been playing golf since an early age.

Swiftly moving up the ranks

Having played in the amateur tournaments for many years, Michelle turned professional in March 2014 and has been charting very good progress ever since. Her immediate plans then were to make enough impact and to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil which she did. Before turning pro, Michelle has achieved a remarkable feat by winning several amateur titles along the way.

An all-rounder golfer

She played in the LPGA China Tour after going pro where she graduated with flying colors through the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia development program. This is an effort that was designed to train and produce world-class women golfers who can compete in the global arena like Michelle.

Part of her achievements includes being selected together with some of the top women Malaysian golfers Kelly Tan, Jean Chua, Michelle Low, Ainil Johani Bakar and Aretha Pan to compete in the very high profile Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament which she has already conquered the year before during her debut where she took home the best amateur award.

With that under her belt, Michelle will be setting her sights to overcoming the hurdle into winning more titles as a professional while working towards her goal of heading to the Olympics in the near future.

Professional and Amateur Wins

  • 2012 Warren-Ford Amateur Open
  • 2013 Warren-Ford Amateur Open, China Amateur, Selangor Amateur Open
  • 2014 MGA National Trial, Malaysian Amateur Close, Mazda Pahang Amateur Open Championship
  • 2015 CTBC Shanghai Ladies Classic (China LPGA Tour)
  • 2016 Kenda Tires TLPGA Open (Taiwan LPGA Tour)

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