Turkish Delight

The 16th of April saw the inaugural Hong Kong qualifying leg of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, a global series of amateur events, take place at Discovery Bay Golf Club

Under leaden skies, over fifty of the award-winning carrier’s clients took to the course with two places in November’s Grand Final, to be played in Belek in the popular tourism region of Antalya, at stake.

With the fairways in fine shape and the greens running smooth, low scoring was the order of the day. In Division One, which included players in the 0-18 handicap range, Terence Lau made a mockery of his 17 handicap to record 43 stableford points and secure his (business class) seat on the plane to Turkey. Lau finished two points ahead of Wang Ying-rong in second place, with Huang Wen-jian a further point back in third.

It was just as close in Division Two (handicaps 19-30.4) with Freddy Yip joining Lau in the Grand Final following his 36-point haul. Yip edged past David Leung and Tim Hannan, in second and third spot respectively, by just a solitary point.

A blistering back-nine earned Lawrence Pui the day’s low gross honours. The six-handicapper, a golf commentator for Now TV, roared home brilliantly, playing the closing stretch in three-under-par for a round of 75. His reward: a handsome trophy presented by Turkish Airlines’ Hong Kong General Manager Akin Carkci.

For more information about the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, which includes 50 qualifying events in 35 different countries, visit golf.turkishairlines.com

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