A Bumper Month for Junior Golfers
Wednesday, 4 Jan 2017
Golf’s future stars have been in the spotlight over the past four weeks 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 month 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 Isaac 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 Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition saw boys and girls aged 12 and under in action at Hong Kong Golf Club’s Deep Water Bay nine-hole course. 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: Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition (Aged 12 and under): Boys 11-12 Gross: 63 – Maurice Leung (HKIS); 63 – Pan Chun Shing (MCS). Girls 11-12 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).
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).
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.
For Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition (Aged 12 and under), scores and results click here.
For 18th Dr. George Choa Cup – 2016 Team Event by Invitation, scores and results click here.
For HKGA Winter Junior Championship, scores and results click here.