Thursday, June 4

Sukma golfers rule at Sarawak Junior Amateur Open Championship

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Macolm Ting and Zulaikah pose with Edwin (third left), Sarawak Golf Association secretary Shahary Alias (left) tournament director June Yii (right) and DGCC general manager Roslan Mohd Salleh after the prize presentation.

SANTUBONG: Sukma XIX shadow team members Zulaikah Nurziana Nasser and Macolm Ting Siong Hung shone at the Sarawak Junior Amateur Open that ended at the Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC) yesterday.

Zulaikah, 15, was crowned the overall girls champion after winning the Girls A category with a three-day total gross score of 221, finishing ahead of Noor Afrina A’in Ibrahim (262) and Nicole Wong Yen Ping (270), after having led the duo from start to finish.

Macolm, who is from Miri, was the winner of the Boys A where he carded a three-day total gross score of 225 (73-76-76).

Finishing in second and third place were another Sukma shadow team player Giannino Foo Chee Ming and Ahmad Adib Ridhwan with similar scores of 246 but Giannino won on count back.

The Boys Special saw second day leader Mohd Amirul Fadhlan’s challenge sizzling out in yesterday’s rain-delayed third round where he hit a poor score of 85 for a total of 238 strokes, giving way to Sukma shadow team golfer Aziel Teo Ken Yi to lift the title with 232 strokes (74-79-79).

In second place was first day leader Steven Hii Tai Leong whose combined score was 234.

The Boys B crown went to Derrick Kong Disheng who returned a score of 254, finishing two shots ahead of Elden Sim Zhen (256) and Wesley Chai Wui Chern (257).

Saxen Hii Shang Yao lived up to expectations to bag the Boys C title with a total gross score of 231 while Kulleh Tajang made a successful defence of his title in Boys D with 281 strokes.

In second and third spots were Amirrulfathullah Muizuddin and Mohamad Dzur Fikar Shah Minan with scores of 297 and 347 respectively.

Meanwhile, Angel Hii also finished on top of the podium in Girls B with a total gross score of 238, beating Angelie Jirembai Ong by 33 strokes while Amber Tho Eu Mei was third on 304 strokes.

Mirabel Ting Ern Hui, who led Girls C from start to finish, returned a gross total score of 222 to finish ahead of Rania Rafify (271) and Ho Yunxi (342).

Sarawak Economic Development Corporation deputy general manager Edwin Abit, who represented the chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, gave away the main prizes.