Team Singapore Wins SGA VS MGA Annual Match 2017
The SGA VS MGA Annual Golf Match 2017 was held from the 15 to 17 November at the challenging Keppel Club, where four talented ladies and 8 men from each nation battled it out over the course of 2 days. Involving various match play formats, the first day saw six Fourball matches in the morning and six Foursomes matches in the afternoon, while the final day saw twelve single matches kick start in the morning.
|TEAM SINGAPORE||TEAM MALAYSIA|
|Callista Chen||Liyanna Azizan Durisic|
|Nicole Mok||Qistina Balqis Azhar|
|Inez Ng||Natasha Andrea Oon|
|Sarah Tan||Winnie Ng Yu Xuan|
|Nicholas Mok||Muhammad Afif Razif|
|Low Wee Jin||Mohd Firdaus Che Sabri|
|Joshua Shou||Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi|
|Gregory Foo||Victor Ng Yu Kai|
|Donovan Lee||Nordin Yahya|
|Lucius Toh||Mohd Shakiran Johari|
|Edgar Oh||Muhamad Afif Mohd Fathi|
|Jesse Yap||Adam Arif Madzri|
After thundery showers in the morning, the course soon opened and the fourball matches started the match play rivalry between the two nations. Both teams were all square after the first event at 3/3, but Team Singapore stepped in to take the lead during the foursome matches by winning 4 out of 5 matches and one team squaring their match with Malaysia.
Going into the second and final day, the weather once again threatened the day’s round of golf; but fortunately cleared within two hours and the players were ready to rumble. Team Singapore’s Nicole Mok took home the first point for the nation against Liyanna Azizan Durisic when she won 5/4. Not long after, Gregory Foo finished off his opponent, Nordin Yahya, 8/7 to take back yet another point.
Team Singapore chalked up a total of 16 points against Team Malaysia’s 8 points to win back the trophy this year.
“ The strength of the tournament is that we are bringing much younger budding golfers from both SGA and MGA to gain the camaraderie, friendship and also share good practices. We are very indebted to your hospitality, Mr CS Kong and to your team. We’d like to applaud Keppel Club as well for bringing us very fond memories.”
“My heartiest congratulations to Team Singapore for winning this year’s SGA vs MGA Annual Golf Match 2017. I wish all the players the best and continue to work hard.” said MGA President, Senator Tan Sri Anwar Mohd Nor.
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