A Bumper Win­ter for Ju­nior Golfers

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Golf’s fu­ture stars have been in the spot­light over the past two months with more than 200 lo­cal golfers tak­ing part in ju­nior tour­na­ments staged by Hong Kong Golf As­so­ci­a­tion (HKGA). The Win­ter Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship was the cli­max of such a bumper win­ter and saw Taichi Kho claim the over­all boys ti­tle over 36 holes at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Pub­lic Golf Course (North Course). Kho (145) fired 69 on day two to win by a seven-stroke mar­gin over Chris Mun (152). Jing Hu (152) was the over­all girls cham­pion who de­feated 13-year-old Chloe Chan (157). Hu scored the tour­na­ment’s only sub-par round of 72 on day two to win by five.

Though los­ing the Win­ter Ju­nior ti­tle, Chloe Chan has been part of HKGA-1 team to win the 18th Dr. Ge­orge Choa Cup at Hong Kong Golf Club, a two-day in­vi­ta­tional event for teams across Hong Kong and south­ern China. Chan (146) was backed up by fel­low na­tional team play­ers Is­sac Lam (139), Vir­ginie Ding (163) and Yan­nick Ar­tigolle (153). HKGA-2 and HKGA-3 team se­cured sec­ond and third place re­spec­tively, show­ing off the cal­i­bre of Hong Kong’s young golfers – both male and fe­male – is at all-time high.

The HSBC Ju­nior Tour 2016 Grand Fi­nal at Hong Kong Golf Club’s Deep Wa­ter Bay saw Derek Yang take hon­ours on the day with a 61 over two rounds of the 9-hole, par-56 course. The 13-year-old also crowned the Boys 13-14 cham­pion for 2016. Ti­mothy Chan, 2015 win­ner of Boys 11-12 was the 2nd Run­ner Up to Yang. A to­tal of 10 age-group win­ners was crowned HSBC Ju­nior Tour Cham­pion on a per­fect sunny day, fol­low­ing their suc­cess over six 9-hole events last year.

Deep Wa­ter Bay also hosted the HKGA’s Schools Hol­i­day Com­pe­ti­tion which fea­tured pupils aged 12 and un­der from more than 20 dif­fer­ent schools across Hong Kong. Mau­rice Le­ung from Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional School and Pan Chun Shing from Mag­dalen Col­lege School both carded the low­est score of the day with a two-round 63.

Lead­ing Fi­nal Scores:

HKGA Win­ter Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship: Over­all Boys: 145 – Taichi Kho 76 69; 152 –Chris Mun Chun Hin 77 75; 154 – Lou Tan Chi Hin 83 71. Over­all Girls: 152 – Jing Hu 80 72; 157 –Chole Chan 78 79; 163 –Vir­ginie Ding 84 79.

18th Dr. Ge­orge Choa Cup – 2016 Team Event by In­vi­ta­tion: 438 – HKGA-1 (Chloe Chan Cheuk Yee 73 73, Isaac Lam 68 71, Vir­ginie Ding 81 82, Yan­nick Nathan Ar­tigolle 76 77); 442 – HKGA-2 (Chris Mun 75 69, Lou Tan 71 67, Es­tee Vivian Le­ung 82 85, Iris Wang Xin Yi 77 83); 464 – HKGA-3 (Alex Zhuo Tian Wei Lam 78 72, Bryant Li 78 77, Tif­fany Wu 88 79, Yuka Mu­rakami 80 81).

HSBC Ju­nior Tour Grand Fi­nal: Boys 13-14: 61 – Derek Yang; 64 – Ka Jun Yu. Girls 13-14: 69 – Vivian Chan Wing Yiu; 72 – Emma Wan W T. Boys 11-12: 62 – Lin­coln Lau Ching Sum; 69 – Markus Zachary Lam. Girls 11-12: 68 – Char­lene Chung Y Y, Lau Hoi Ki. Boys 9-10: 31 – Os­car Hui C P; 32 – Kazer Ngu Tin-Yuk. Girls 9-10: 40 – So­phie Han; 43 -Sum­mer Lee Y F. Boys 6-8: 35 –Cyril Le­ung S C; 36 –Chan Shi Hang. Girls 6-8: 40 Zoie Chan W Y; 50 – Regina Chiu.

Hong Kong Schools Hol­i­day Com­pe­ti­tion (Aged 12 and un­der): Boys 11-12 Gross: 63 – Mau­rice Le­ung (HKIS); 63 – Pan Chun Shing (MCS). Girls 1112 Gross: 69 – Jolie Wong Jing Hin (PLKCKYS); 71 – Tif­fany Chan Yun Kiu (DGS). Boys 8-10 Gross: 35 – Den­zel Sherpa Rai (DC); 36 – Leo Wong Chung Lam (BCWKMS), Yuen Chi Yueng (ISF). Girls 8-10 Gross: 35 –Sum­mer Lee (KCIS); 41 –Zoie Chan Wing Yee (BHS).

The HKGA Teams dom­i­nated the 18th Dr. Ge­orge Choa Cup at Hong Kong Golf Club

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