Kitty Gets Tour Off to A Flyer

Playing in the first event on the HKGA junior squad's traditional summer tour of the United States, Kitty Tam claimed a marvellous win at the Toyota Tour Cup Series – Santa Ana event in California in mid-July

Kitty Tam and Mimi Ho

The talented youngster opened up with successive one-under-par rounds of 71 before coasting to a 75 and an impressive seven-shot win at the tournament, which is part of the PGA of Southern California's Junior Tour.

There was more good news for Hong Kong as it was Tam's teammate, Mimi Ho, who was her closest challenger. Although she wasn't at her best over the first two rounds – Ho opened with a 75 and carded a lackluster 80 in the second round –she roared back to form with a brilliant 69, the lowest round of the tournament, to capture second place.

"Kitty and Mimi have given us the perfect start, but there's going to be tougher tests coming up," said national coach Brad Schadewitz.

A full report of the junior summer tour will appear in the September issue of HK Golfer.

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