Wednesday, November 29

Kelly Tan to defend TSM Golf Challenge title


SHAH ALAM: National junior women’s golfer Kelly Tan is expected to defend her title at the sixth edition of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin (TSM) Golf Challenge held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, here from Dec 2-4.

TSM Charity Golf President Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas however said that the defending champion in the boys category, Gavin Kyle Green would not defend his title as he is currently pursuing his studies inUnited States.

CONFIDENT: MGA’s Kelie Kan in round one action yesterday. — Photos by Chimon Upon

“We already have sufficient 80 invited participants that will take part in the tournament where 35 golfers will competing in the boys under-21, 25 golfers will competing under-21 while the remaining golfers will competing in the under-15.

“All of them were chosen based on several local tournaments like Nick Faldo Malaysian Series and 100 Plus Junior Golf Tournament,” he told reporters after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TSM Charity Golf, The Mines Golf Academy and Asian Tour which was witnesses by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Chairman of the TSM Charity Golf.

TSM Charity Golf was represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Suleiman Ibrahim while The Mines Golf Academy by its director Andrew Argus and Asia Tour by its Media Director Chuah Choo Chiang.

The respective winners in the Boys and Girls under-21 category would take home RM40,000 and RM30,000 each in the form of Golf Scholarship while the Under-15 category winner would pocket a cash voucher worth RM3,000.

Megat Najmuddin said the champion of each category would be given a chance to train at the prestigious academy located at Seri Kembangan.

“However, only the champion in the boys under-21 will get an automatic slot to play at eight series of the Asian Development Tour,” he said.

“Golfers will be able to use the elite training facilities at The Mines which were mostly imported from United Kingdom (UK).” — Reuters