AmBank Group sponsors 13th AmBank SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018


(From Left) Datuk Ishak Mohd Esa, General Manager, Malaysian Golf Association, Nor Afendi Mohd Razlan, Club Manager, Glenmarie Golf & Country Club, Sivanandan Chinnadurai,Executive Director, SportExcel Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato Setia Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, President, Malaysian Golf Association, Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Executive Vice President, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group, Dato’ Zulkifli Dato’ Ismail, Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Golf Association and Shaiful Kamar, Deputy President, Selangor Golf Association at the official opening ceremony of the 13th AmBank Group - SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018 which will be held from 4th - 6th December at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.

For the 13th edition in a row, AmBank Group came on board as the main sponsor for the AmBank Group - SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018. The tournament will be held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor from 4-6 December 2018.

The tournament will feature 62 junior golfers from Malaysia and 86 international players from Thailand, India, China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Australia and Indonesia.

The Best Player from the Blue Tee (Boys 13-14 and 15-18 age group category) and White Tee (Girls 13-14 and 15-18 age group category) will be vying for the Tan Sri Azman Hashim Challenge Trophies, named after the AmBank Group Chairman. There is also the best team category where the winning team will be presented with the Tunku Imran Challenge Trophy.

“We are very pleased to come on board as the main sponsor once again and a total of 148 players will be taking part in the tournament. AmBank Group believes in playing an important role in sports development, in this case junior golf. We believe that golf has bright potential and we have much confidence in SportExcel due to their long and proven track record,” said Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Executive Vice President, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group at the opening ceremony which was also attended by SportExcel Executive Board members.

“Our sponsorship through this tournament will assist in one way or the other, our local budding golfers in realising their dreams of one day making it as top professional golfers in not only Asia, but globally,” added Syed Anuar.

For the AmBank Group - SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018, the 148 juniors will play in six group categories as below:

GROUP AGE
BOYS A
15 – 18 years old
GIRLS A
15 – 18 years old
BOYS B
13 – 14 years old
GIRLS B
13 – 14 years old
BOYS C
10-12 years old
GIRLS C
10-12 years old

The main prize categories in the Championship are:

  • 1st-5th placing for each category
  • Best Overall Player (Blue Tee) and Best Overall Player (White Tee)
  • Inter Country Team Champion

Players will have the opportunity to win five golf scholarships offered by the renown Hills Golf Academy where one player will be offered a one year scholarship and four players will be offered a one month scholarship. A Selection Panel will select the winners of the 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships.

While in Golf there is always a chance of surprise winners, some of the top players and Malaysian to keep an eye on this year include:

Girls: Boys:
Jenny Ham, Thailand – 2017 Winner Malcolm Ting Siong Hung, Malaysia
Vinisha A/P Gunaseelan, Malaysia Nor Heikal Bin Nor Hadi, Malaysia
Winnie Ng Yu Xuan, Malaysia Victor Ng Yu Kai, Malaysia
Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser, Malaysia Natthapat Harnchokechaiskul, Thailand
Seunghui Bong, Australia Suttinon Panyo, Thailand
Ashley Chin Yen Ling, Malaysia Li Linqiang, China
Grace Chin Jun Li, Malaysia Almer Noreen Nurdaffa, Indonesia
Mirable Ting Ern Hui Isaac to Chern Yi, Malaysia
Basil Devananand Devanbu, Malaysia
Rizq Adam Bin Rohizam
Parit Kosonsasithorn, Thailand
Sirapob Yapala, Thailand

A golf clinic was also held for AmBank Priority clients’ children on 3rd December 2018 at the same venue.​​​