Winning and Losing
Yannick Artigolle (left) shot an impressive 66 in the final round to win the Hong Kong Junior Open Championship. His national teammate Taichi Kho (right) had a not so lucky day, carding a 72 in windy conditions at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.
When asked about his key to victory, Artigolle said: “I played against, instead of with, the wind to make the ball stay straighter.” Kho, despite losing the championship, showed respect to his good friend and commanded the latter’s performance.
Their battle throughout the three-day tournament serves as a good reminder to all junior golfers that winning and losing are inherent parts of the game. When the scores came in during the final round, our editor overheard a parent console his child, “Some days you win, some days you lose. You can’t expect to have everything go your way all the time.”