Chee’s Superb Win at the 28th Singapore Open Senior Amateur Championship
A led of 7 strokes allowed U.S.A’s Christoper Chee to defend his title at this year’s Singapore Senior Amateur Championship held at the challenging Keppel Club. Seniors from around the globe and corners of Singapore gathered to compete at one of Singapore’s prestigious senior events – with this year for the first time including of our evergreen ladies too.
Chee’s solid round of 230 (75, 76, 79) edged out Great Britain’s Dominic McLaughlin’s attempt to catch up, finishing at 237 (79, 78, 80) placing runner-up by 7 strokes. Age Group A saw Ooi Wai Kin from Sentosa Golf Club crowned champion with a total of 238 (80, 79, 79) over three days, while Keppel member Dave Goh carded 246 (81, 82, 83) to take home the trophy for Age Group B. Douglas Ooi’s 242 (80, 78, 84) managed him a win in Age Group C and Tan Song Sai was the Super Senior winner with a total of 299 (103, 99, 97).
Evergreen’s overall best gross champion, Gilliam Sim from Tanah Merah Country Club shot 249 (84, 84, 81) to win by a clear 10 strokes to Sentosa Golf Club member, Sarah James who finished with a 259 (93, 83, 83). Age Group A winner was Malaysia’s Choo Yin Kwan who carded 268 (89, 90, 89), while Age Group B saw Orchid Country Club’s lady captain Susan Gan taking home the trophy.
Besides the usual individual division events, SGA also introduced a team category where men and women could sign up and compete as a two-man team in their respective men’s and evergreen divisions. Gross event Team winners were Lian Ai Hian and Douglas Ooi (323) with Gilliam Sim and Oh Ming Choo (355) from the men’s and evergreen respectively. Nett prizes team event was won by Steven Tee and Chua Teck Chin (297) for men’s and Susan Mah and Serene Tay (319) for evergreen.
President Ross Tan, Vice-President C S Kong and SGA board members Mr Lee Lian Hong, Ms Lyn Sen and Ms Goh Kui Hwa were present for the lunch and prize presentation and to present awards to respective winners.
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