Terrence Ng Wins Third Hong Kong Men’s Close Amateur Title

Posted: Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019

Terrence Ng closed with a brilliant final round 67 to win his third Hong Kong Men’s Close Amateur Championship title at Fanling over the Lunar New Year holiday. The 24-year-old won back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. He can now look forward to playing alongside the professionals again at the 2019 Hong Kong Open.

“This would probably be my last time playing the Close Amateur Championship, this tournament will always have a special place in my heart. I want to thank all the playing partners, referees, Fanling staffs and coaches, and also the HKGA for supporting me throughout my amateur career,” said the third-time winner in his victory speech.

“Jon (Lai) really pushed me hard to play at my best. We actually tied even in total after just 3 holes in the third round. However, he made some mistakes in the back 9, and I was able to hang on my lead till the end. I also want to thank Isaac Lee, my caddie on the final day. I didn’t have a caddie in the first two rounds. So, I asked Ducky (Tang, Coach of the HKGA) if any junior player who missed the cut would like to caddy for me. Uncle Wilfrid (Isaac’s Dad) saw it as a good learning experience for him, and Isaac actually played a pivotal role in my performance in the final two rounds,” added Ng.

Jonathan Lai finished second with a total of 279, four strokes behind Ng. The defending champion also finished with a final round 67. Chris Mun finished third with a total of 283. James Gill won the Mid-Amateur title for players aged 25 and above with a total of 285, just one stroke ahead of Stuart McKinnon, who played in the final group with Ng and Lai in the final round. However, a final round 74 saw McKinnon dropped to second in the Mid-Amateur division.

Leading final scores: 275 – Terrence Ng (69, 67, 72, 67); 279 – Jonathan Lai (72, 67, 73, 67), 283 – Chris Mun (71, 71, 72, 69); 285 – James Gill (72, 72, 70, 71); 286 – Stuart McKinnon (73, 69, 70, 74); 290 – Darren Choi (73, 75, 72, 70), Humphrey Wong (74, 71, 75, 70); 291 - Markus Lam (67, 76, 75, 73); 293 – Eric Saxvik (71, 74, 80, 68), Jeffrey Wang (76, 73, 75, 69).

For more information about the Hong Kong Close Amateur & Mid Amateur Close Championships 2019 result, please visit here.

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