TOP HONOURS FOR MATURE MORGAN AT SINGAPORE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
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.