All Smiles for Adam Arif and Jenny Ham as they Capture the Boy’s and Girl’s 15-18 Titles at the 12th AmBank SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2017


(From Right) YAM, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja'afar, Chairman, SportExcel, Jenny Ham, Winner for Girl's 15-18 Category, Adam Arif, Winner for Boy's 15-18 Category and Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing AmBank Group at the 12th AmBank SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2017 prize presentation ceremony.

Adam Arif Madzri of Malaysia won the Boy’s 15-18 category of 12th AmBank SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2017 while the Girl’s 15-18 title went to Jenny Ham of Thailand.

Adam clinched this year’s title with a two strokes win over last year’s champion Zubair Firdaus, with fellow Malaysians, Rhaarikanesh Kanavathi and Sheikh Abd Razak Sheikh Rawof settling for joint third place.

“I played really well throughout the tournament except on the first day where I blew few shots, but overall it was a good game for me. The turning point was when I managed to come back from 2 under in the second and third round, and my driving which I think helped my game the most,” said ecstatic Adam Arif.

Meanwhile, Jenny Ham overturned the leaderboard by two strokes in the final day as she overcomed Liyana of Malaysia who led since day one.

“I am grateful for winning the title today, and I would like to thank AmBank Group and other sponsors for organising such a fantastic tournament. It was tough and challenging and I learnt a lot of new things throughout the tournament,” said Jenny.

Jenny Ham received a one-year scholarship from Hills Golf Academy, Gold Coast, Australia worth approximately RM150,000 or $45,000 Australian Dollar (AUD).

The Best Player from the Blue Tee (Boys 13-14 and 15-18 age group category) also went to Adam Arif while the White Tee (Girls 13-14 and 15-18 age group category) winner was Jenny Ham. For their efforts, they each won the Tan Sri Azman Hashim challenge trophy, named after the AmBank Group Chairman.

The best team category was won by Malaysia B, which consist of Adam Arif and Liyana Durisic where they were presented with the Tunku Imran Trophy.

The prizes were presented by Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja’afar, Chairman, SportExcel and Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group.

Results (Malaysians unless stated):
Final Round Scores

Boys
15-18:
216: Adam Arif Madzri 76-70-70; 218: Zubair Firdaus 70-74-74; 219: Rhaasrikanesh Kanavathi 79-72-68; 219: Sheikh Abd Razak Sheikh Rawof 74-72-73

13-14:
233: Gabriel Hansel Hari (Indonesia) 76-82-75; 233: Wit Pitipat (Thailand) 77-79-77; 233: Xiong Tian Yi (China) 77-75-81

U-12:
223: Pongsapak Laopakdee (Thailand) 78-72-73; 234: Rizq Adam Rohizam 84-76-74; 235: Aksel Moe (Thailand) 82-77-76

Girls
15-18:
220: Jenny Ham (Thailand) 71-74-75; 222: Liyana Durisic 69-73-80; 225: Ashley Lau Jen Wen 75-74-76

13-14:
241: Pimmada Wongthanavimok (Thailand) 80-81-80; 246: Angel Hii 83-78-85; 247: Grace Chin Jun Li 83-81-83

U-12:
216: An Tong (China) 72-71-73; 166: 234: Suttinee Ngam-Khun (Thailand) 77-79-78; 236: Mirabel Ting Ern Hui 87-73-76

Full result is retrievable via this link.