by yradmin |
Kuala Lumpur, September 16: The maiden season of the MYFutures Junior Tour came to an enthralling end with the successful completion of the Koh&I Tournament of Champions at Templer Park Country Club today.
After a season spanning seven preliminary legs across Peninsular Malaysia, an elite field of 60 players earned their rights to compete in the three-day grand final from September 14-16, where the season-long Order of Merit race concluded and the overall champions were crowned.
Yong Fatt Hoe topped the standings in the boys’ blue division to lift the Ali Kadir Memorial Trophy on the back of an impressive run of four victories, including a eight-stroke win at the Tournament of Champions.
The Danny Chia Award – named after national number one and Olympian Danny Chia – was bestowed to Farhan Fikri, who emerged as the overall champion of a tightly contested boys’ white division.
Meanwhile, Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser became the first recipient of the Lim Siew Ai Salver, picking up her third win at the grand final to cement her spot at the top of the girls’ white division leaderboard.
Foong Zi Yu picked up the Founders Bowl after a nail-biting finish in the girls’ red division – winning the Tournament of Champions with a par on the first extra hole in a play-off against Farisha Mohd Radzi.
All champions received a Royal Selangor plate and RM500 worth of book vouchers each, in addition to receiving an entry fee waiver to the 2017 season.
MYFutures Junior Tour chairman Ahmad Fauzi Ghazali expressed his satisfaction with the Tour’s success in unearthing exciting new talents in its first year of inception.
“Our core mission was to the build future champions of Malaysian golf and on behalf of the Tour Board, I lead the tributes to the four overall champions, who have showed determination and perseverance to triumph at the end of what I can only describe as a tough and demanding season.”
“Our greatest joy remains in seeing these young champions grow up and become model individuals that can contribute to the nation’s growth.”
“We are indebted to our partners – Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M), Mah Sing Group, Koh&I, FarFrontier Energy Services and Srixon as well as the founding partners of the MYFutures Junior Tour – Titleist, Templer Park Country Club and The ClubHouse – for their united goal in spurring our junior golfers to reach their full and true potential,” noted Ahmad Fauzi.
Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Ung Su Ling commented that the support of the MYFutures Junior Tour is one of the initiatives lined up by YR1M as part of its commitment to develop junior golf.
“Sports is one of our main areas of focus. We believe sports is a powerful tool to support youth development, and bring about positive social change.”
“We hope that these young golfers have benefited from the structure and format of the Tour, thus instilling a greater level of discipline, consistency and dedication, which will hold them in good stead in the future,” said Ung.
The MYFutures Junior Tour is jointly sponsored by Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, Mah Sing Group, Koh & I (M) Trading Sdn Bhd, FarFrontier Energy Services and Srixon. The founding partners of the Tour include Titleist, Templer Park Country Club and The ClubHouse.
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