Lee wins his division at the 19th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup International Junior Golf Championship
7 junior golfers under the Junior Squad along with 4 non-Junior Squad talents went to compete at the 19th Sarawak Chief Minister’s Cup International Junior Golf Championship held at Kelab Golf Sarawak (KGS) yesterday.
Malaysians Malcolm Ting Siong Hung and Eliza Mae Kho emerged overall champion in boys’ and girls’ competition respectively. Ting topped the boys’ Group A with a total of 148 strokes while Kho carded a total of 158.
SGA sent juniors that competed in boys’ Group B, C and D, in which the results were delightful and promising. Nicholas Jordan carded a three-day total of 257 (80, 92, 85) to finish 4th in the boys Group B, 20 strokes behind Thailand’s Chaianan Thatsanashwan. Shmuwei Soh’s 272 (91, 87, 94) was unfortunately not enough for a trophy but placed him 9th.
In the boys’ Group C, Malaysia’s Saxen Hii emerged champion with 233 (78, 78,77) while our boys, Trevor Ng finished 5th with a total of 262 (87, 89, 86), Irvyn Tan finished 6th 268 (93, 86, 89), Ryan Ng at 7th 273 (95, 88, 90), Ethan Lim and Irzan Haaziq at 10th and 11th respectively with 285 and 287.
Boys’ Group D saw Brayden Lee winning his division with 214 (71, 71, 72). The only player who shot under par for the tournament, Lee was also one of the two players who managed to get an eagle on the 15th hole. Coming in second was Thailand’s Tunyatorn Tanapipatkunchai who carded a total of 242 (81, 81, 80). Azel Ang finished 6th with a total of 265 (83, 92, 90).
About 70 junior golfers from 11 golf clubs from Thailand, Singapore, Sabah, West Malaysia and Sarawak took part in the championship organised by the Sarawak Golf Association (SGA) and sponsored by the state government.
President of Sarawak Golf Association, Hoan Kee Hock gave away the prizes. Also present was state golf coordinator Chong Siew Kian who represented Sarawak Sports Corporation chief executive officer Dr Ong Kong Swee.