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Ris­ing Aus­tralian star Je­diah Mor­gan over­came an early bout of the jit­ters to com­plete an im­pe­ri­ous wire-to-wire vic­tory in the Sin­ga­pore Ju­nior Golf Cham­pi­onship. The 17-year-old Queens­lan­der proved too strong for his ri­vals on another swel­ter­ing day at the Sele­tar Coun­try Club. Mor­gan also won last year’s Asia Pa­cific

Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship in Tai­wan and was tri­umphant at the re­cent North­ern Ter­ri­tory Am­a­teur at Alice Springs Golf Club. In the Girls’ cat­e­gory, pride of place went to Thai­land’s Ar­pichaya Yubol. A year af­ter fin­ish­ing third over­all and lift­ing the tro­phy in Divi­sion B of the tour­na­ment, Ar­pichaya re­turned to take the top prize among the girls. While Ar­pichaya has no im­me­di­ate plans to re­lin­quish her am­a­teur sta­tus, she makes no secret of her am­bi­tions to fol­low in the foot­steps of com­pa­triot Ariya Ju­tanu­garn by par­tic­i­pat­ing on the LPGA Tour and be­com­ing world num­ber one.

There was also some out­stand­ing golf in the re­spec­tive Divi­sion Bs. Sin­ga­pore-based Thomas Lamb, a Bri­tish na­tive, com­piled a 54-hole score of 237 to win the Boys’ Divi­sion B by three shots while Hong Kong’s Wong Lok-yin was the lead­ing light in the Girls’ Divi­sion B with a to­tal of 226. Sin­ga­pore’s Shan­non Tan was run­ner-up on 231. Mak­ing the most of lo­cal knowl­edge, Sele­tar Coun­try Club mem­bers Louis Tee and Vanessa Khoo Qi Lin had the dis­tinc­tion of win­ning the prizes for the best lo­cal per­form­ers.

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