All Smiles for China camp as they Capture the Boy’s and Girl’s 15-18 Titles, with Malaysia Golfers dominate the Girls 13-14 category
The Overall Champion (Blue Tee), Lin Jia Hao from China (2nd from right) and the Overall Champion (White Tee), Mirabel Ting Ern Hui from Malaysia (2nd from left) were presented with Tan Sri Azman Hashim Challenge Trophy by Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Executive Vice President, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group (far right) and SportExcel's Executive Director, Sivanandan Chinnadurai (far left).
Lin Jia Hao of China won the Boy’s 15-18 category of 13th AmBank SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018 while the Girl’s 15-18 title went to his compatriot from China, Zhang Yue. Malaysia’s Winnie Ng finishes second, with only two strokes behind the leader.
Girl’s 13-14 category saw two junior golfers from Malaysia; Mirabel Ting Ern Hui and Maisarah Hezri claimed the top two spot. Meanwhile, China’s Liu Enhua topped Boy’s 13-14 category followed by Jonathan Hartono of Indonesia and Hsuan-An Yu from Chinese Taipei.
“It was a hard fought tournament, which I didn’t expect to finish first in the group. I am so happy with my achievement, and I hope to keep the momentum going for my upcoming tournament,” said a jubilant Mirabel.
“It has been a while since I performed this well, and finishing second was one of my best achievement. The preparation prior to the tournament was pretty intense, and I am pleased it was well paid off with the result even with the challenging weather,” expressed Maisarah.
Another junior golfer from Malaysia, Anson Yeo topped in the Boy’s 10-12 category, with Thailand’s Pimpisa Rubrong dominated the Girl’s 10-12 category.
The Best Overall Player (Blue Tee) went to Lin Jia Hao of China while Best Overall Player (White Tee) went to Malaysia’s Mirabel Ting Ern Hui. For their efforts, they each won the Tan Sri Azman Hashim challenge trophy, named after the AmBank Group Chairman.
The Inter Country Team Champion was won by China where they were presented with the Tunku Imran Trophy. All the prizes were presented by Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Executive Vice President, Group Corporate Communications and Marketing, AmBank Group.
5 players were also presented with scholarships offered by the renown Hills Golf Academy. The winners of the 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships were selected by a selection panel based on their respective performance.
- Mirabel Ting Ern Hui (Malaysia) – 1 Year 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships
- Jeevanraj (Malaysia) – 1 month 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships
- Malcolm Ting Siong Hung (Malaysia) - 1 month 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships
- Maisarah Hezri (Malaysia) - 1 month 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships
- Suttinon Panyo (Thailand) - 1 month 2018 Hills Golf Academy Scholarships
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13th AmBank Group – SportExcel International Junior Golf Championship 2018
13th AmBank Group – SportExcel IntL Junior Golf Champ 2018