Players Triumph at the HSBC Youth Golf Challenge 2017, 2nd Leg
Tommy Tan continued his run of good form to win the Boys ‘A’ Division at the HSBC Youth Golf Challenge, 2nd Leg held at Warren Golf and Country Club this week.
Following a victory at the SICC/DBS Junior Invitational Golf Championship last week, Tan was two strokes behind club house leader Justin Kuk heading into the final round. Tan started well with a birdie on the third but bogeyed the sixth and seventh on the front nine.
Kuk, had his own share of troubles by bogeying the fourth, sixth and eighth. Both players were tied after the fourteenth.
After Tan made a bogey on next hole, Kuk did not capitalise on it and instead made a double bogey on fifteenth to hand a one-stroke lead over to Tan. Inspired by his win last week, Tan kept his cool by stringing back-to-back pars on the last three holes to secure his victory over Justin Kuk.
Sean Lee commanded his Division as he carded an 8-over 231 (79,73,79) to win the Boy’s ‘B’ Division title. Nearest competitor was Ng Wei Jun who scored a 4-over 237 (81,81,75).
In the Girl’s A Division, Vanessa Khoo recorded her first ever under-par round of 71 to edge out fellow competitor Heng Ee En to win the Girl’s ‘A’ Division of the HSBC Youth Golf Challenge. Heng was ahead by six strokes at the start of the third round but soon saw her lead dissipated to just three after carding a 3-over 39 on the front nine.
With the cool weather on her side, Khoo calmly stroked in her putt on the ninth for a 1-under 236 (83,82,71) to beat Heng by just one stroke to win her first HSBC Youth Golf Challenge Title.
Inez Ng finally got her redemption when she recorded a win over fellow competitor Shannon Tan in the Girl’s ‘B’ Division of the HSBC Youth Golf Challenge. The two players have been battling it out in the recent few encounters for the top spot.
With both players tied at the par 5 eighteenth, Tan hit her second shot to the front of her green and left herself with a monstrous putt for eagle. She stroked her eagle putt past the hole by fifteen feet. Ng missed the green to the back and chipped it close, leaving herself with a two-footer birdie putt.
Shannon Tan narrowly missed her birdie putt and all eyes were on Ng as she stared down the winning putt. Confidently, she made her birdie putt and secured her victory over Shannon Tan with a three-day total of 227 (78,73,76).
The final leg of the HSBC Youth Golf Challenge will be held in March 2018 at Sembawang Country Club.