Press Release – Sarawak Junior Open Golf Championship 28/10/2012

Sarawak Junior Open Golf Championship 2012

(SGA Challenge Trophies)

 This year’s Sarawak Junior Open Golf Championship (SGA Challenge Trophies) is going to be hosted by Miri Golf Club (MGC) on 14th to 15th November, 2012.  MGC takes pride to be again associated with Sarawak Golf Association and is given this great privilege to be the host club. This event is a 2-day event – open to boys and girls up to 18 years old.

According to the Organising Chairman of the Sarawak Junior Open Golf Championship 2012, Mr. Jerry Ling, invitations are extended to junior golfers from throughout the country and neighbouring countries such as Brunei, the Philippines and China.  As many as 40 juniors have signed up so far, the highest in number being golfers from Miri Golf Club and the Malaysian Ladies Golf Association comes next.  Entries are still open for registration at RM100.00 per participant.

Amongst many attractive prizes offered, there will be hole-in-one prizes of Maruman Conductor LX Maraging NSPRO Iron Set worth RM3,800.00, S-YARD XT NSPRO Iron Set worth RM5,650.00, ENA Hio Graphite Iron Set worth RM4,850.00 and Fourteen TC510 NSPRO Iron Set worth RM4,800 sponsored by TRANSVIEW GOLF SDN BHD.

The 2011 boy’s overall champion of the Sarawak Junior Open was Malcolm Tay from Miri Golf Club, Miri and the girl’s overall champion was Jacyln Chen from Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club, Miri.  Jaclyn will be back eyeing for her trophy this year.

In the field of the junior challengers, we are very privileged to have many rising stars being groomed – Nicholas Chong, Jordon Lim, Malcolm Ting, Voon Yii Kiet, Lim Beng Keat, Mirabel Ting, Priscilla Huong, Alethea Cordelia, Angel Tiong and many others, too many to mention.  All of them will be taking part in this tournament.  

 At the trophies handing over ceremony, the KGM Acting Captain, Michael Tang thanked the Sarawak Golf Association represented by Cr. Robert Inging Ak Will in particular for giving Miri Golf Club this opportunity to host this event.  He added that Miri has over these few years groomed many juniors and this is the right time for them to be exposed and experience playing in an Open Tournament.  This will enable them to gain deeper insight and experience playing with other junior golfers better than themselves.

He stressed further, “We are certain that this will boost them to excel and go much further up to another level in their golfing skills.  Having this event in Miri save them the trouble to travel and spent.”

He also thanked the MGC Junior Committee and in particular, Dato’ Sebastian Ting, the advisor of the Junior Golf Program for “Trees don’t grow overnight”, it is the effort of this group of dedicated committee who made MGC Junior Golf Program possible.

Last but not least, he thanked all the sponsors of this event for their generosity, in making this event a great success. 

 

 

 

 

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