A Busy Winter for Local Golf Future Stars

Local golf future stars have been busy in the last December taking part in junior tournaments staged by the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA)

Hu Jing (left) and Cyrus Lee (centre) receives the HKGA Winter Junior Championship 2017 trophies from Tim Tang, High Performance Manager of the HKGA

The Winter Junior Championship was the climax of such a bumper month and saw Cyrus Lee claim the overall boys title over 36 holes at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course (North Course).

Defending champion Taichi Kho fired a 70 on day two, which was the lowest score in the final round. But Kho (146) was still unable to retain his title and lost to Lee (145) by a single stroke margin.

Hu Jing (153) defended her overall girls champion title, who defeated 14-year-old Chloe Chan (154) in consecutive year for just one stroke.

The HKGA-1 team retained the Dr. George Choa Cup title again at the Hong Kong Golf Club, a two-day invitational event for teams across Hong Kong and southern China. With strong performances by Jasmine Kwan, Chris Mun, Yu Ka Jun and Alex Zhuo, the HKGA-1 team (455) defeated the Shenzhen Golf Association team (474) by a huge margin of 19 strokes. The Guangdong Golf Association team was in the third place with a total of 475. 

The Graphite Design Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition saw boys and girls aged 12 and under in action at Hong Kong Golf Club’s Deep Water Bay nine-hole course. Leo Wong from Buddhist Chan Wing Kam Memorial School and Chloris Li from St. Stephen’s College claimed the Boys and Girls 11-12 Gross title respectively.

Leading final scores: 

Graphite Design Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition (Aged 12 and under) 2017: Boys 11-12 Gross: 66 – Leo Wong (BCWKMS); 68 – Sebastian Lau (SKUTKOKTPS).  Girls 11-12 Gross: 76 - Chloris Li (SSC); 78 – Summer Lee (KCIS).  Boys 8-10 Gross: 37 – Ernie Mok (CIS); 39 – Sze Pak Hin (ISF).  Girls 8-10 Gross: 43 – Athena Chan (MTCGPS); 46 – Zoie Chan (BHS).

Dr. George Choa Cup – 2017 Team Event by Invitation: 455 – HKGA-1 (Jasmine Kwan 81 85, Chris Mun 75 74, Yu Ka Jun 75 79, Alex Zhou 77 75); 474 – SZGA (Chen Zi Hao 80 85, Luo Yun Yi 84 88, Han Zheng Fei 79 70, Zhang Yun Xuan 84 76); 475 – GDGA (Li Nai Ke 86 81, Wang Zheng 76 83, Zhang Zong Hao 78 70, Zhong Bin Cheng 83 77).

HKGA Winter Junior Championship 2017: Overall Boys: 145 – Cyrus Lee 73 72; 146 – Taichi Kho 76 70; 152 – Lincoln Lau 81 71.  Overall Girls: 153 – Hu Jing 78 75; 154 –Chloe Chan 77 77; 155 – Stephanie Wong 82 73.

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