Zhuo Wins Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship Title

Posted: Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018

A busy HKGA July schedule featured the 2018 Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship, the 2018 Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Junior Open presented by NOW TV, the HKGA July Stableford tournament and Albert KW Lai Junior Tournament.

Alex Zhuo (222) beat Shen Wang Ngai (225) by three strokes to win the Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship title at Kau Sai Chau’s Gary Player-designed North Course. Although Shen shot the lowest score in the final round (71), Zhuo was more consistent with rounds of 72s on the last two days, which was enough for him to hold the lead to win the title.

Wong Hei Nam claimed the Girls Under-21 category by a huge 11-stroke margin, and her three-day aggregate 233 also beat most of the boys to tie for 3rd overall. She can look forward to flying the flag with Zhuo for Hong Kong in the 13th Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, to be held at Laguna Lang Co in Vietnam next March.

Joining Zhuo and Wong at the award-winning Nick Faldo-designed course in Danang will be Shen Wang Ngai, Tiffany Wu and Chang Tun Liang.

The Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship was played in conjunction with the 2018 Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Junior Open presented by NOW TV. More than 28 players aged between 13 and 21 competed in the event that counts towards The R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Supported by the R&A and endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation, the 2018-19 Faldo Series Asia season is supported by The R&A and endorsed by the Asian Tour and the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation. The International Junior Golf Academy is a partner of the Faldo Series. As well as two events in China, India and Thailand, championships will also be staged in Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chinese-Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club was the venue for the 2018 HKGA July Stableford Tournament where Derik Leung won the Men’s Gross division with 30, just 1 point better than Jonathan Brock and Jonathan Lee, tied 2nd with 29 points. Jasmine Kwan was the winner of the Ladies Gross division with 34 points, she completed her July double a week later at the Albert KW Lai Junior Tournament. Stephanie Wong took home the runner-up prize with 33 points.

Jason Fan, Arnold Lee Jr. and Kim Joon Ho finished in a three-way tie at 32 points over 18 holes on the New Course at Fanling in the 2018 Albert KW Lai Junior Tournament. Fan finally claimed the overall boy’s title by countback. Jasmine Kwan notched an impressive 30 gross points on her way to a comprehensive victory in the overall girl’s division, 7 points more than runner-up Chloris Lee (23 points).

The long-running championship, which is open to junior golfers aged 7 through 17, is named after the late Albert KW Lai, who in 1995 generously donated HK$1 million to the development of junior golf in Hong Kong.

Leading Final Scores:

Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship: Boys’ Under-21: 222 – Alex Zhuo (78-72-72). 233 – Chang Tun Liang (83-76-74). 236 – Byron Tan (85-78-74). Boys’ Under 16: 225 – Shen Wang Ngai (75-79-71). 234 – Maurice Leung (82-75-77). 240 – Lincoln Lau (76-81-83). Girls’ Under-21: 233 – Wong Hei Nam (77-80-76). 247 – Cheng Hsiang Hua (91-74-82). Girls’ Under-16: 236 – Tiffany Wu (77-76-83). 246 – Vivian Chan (82-84-81). 251-YasminHang(87-84-80).

HKGA July StablefordMen’s Gross: 30 – Derik Leung; 29 – Jonathan Brock, Jonathan Lee. Ladies Gross: 34 – Jasmine Kwan; 33 – Stephanie Wong; 29 – Cathy Cheung. Men’s Nett: 47 – Vincent Lau; 41 – Wu Ngai Kong; 40 – Tso Hon Ming, John Yiu. Ladies’ Nett: 41 – Leong Kuo Wa; 40 – Florence Wong, Evang Wong, Jasmine Kwan, Cathy Cheung, Wong Kit Man.

Albert K W Lai Junior TournamentOverall Boy’s: 32 – Jason Fan, Arnold Lee Jr., Kim Joon Ho; 31 – Chan Nok Him; 27 – Cheung Tsun Yip, Maurice Leung, Lincoln Lau. Overall Girl’s: 30 – Jasmine Kwan; 23 – Chloris Li, Jolie Wong; 21 – Eunice Chan; 20 – Phoebe Leung, Colette Szeto. 

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