Wednesday, September 18

Mirabel claims U14 crown in Australia

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Mirabel Ting poses with her first winner’s medal of the year.

KUCHING: Young golf ace Mirabel Ting Ern Hui registered her first win of the year when she carded a three-day total gross score of 233 (78-81-74) to top the U14 competition of the Australia Girls’ Amateur Championship at Coolangatta & Tweeds Heads Golf Club in Queensland on Friday.

The 13-year old from Miri, who represented Hills International Golf Club, competed against six other girls representing various golf clubs from all over Australia.

She joined the Hills Golf Academy to further her golf career and studies together with older brother Malcolm Ting Siong Hung.

This event happened to be her second competition in Australia.

Earlier this year, Mirabel finished in joint sixth place in the individual category with Doey Choi of South Korea and Anika Varma of India in the prestigious Queen Sirikit Cup at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, South Australia.

She partnered Liyana Durisc and Winnie Ng Yu Xuan to help Malaysia finish joint eighth in the team event with Taiwan.

“It was really a tough and frustrating week. I didn’t play what I had expected but at least I had fun and a good experience in the windy and tough course.

“At least I won the Girls U14 title this year and I am now looking forward to playing in the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific In Japan in two weeks’ time,” said Mirabel on her Facebook post.

“ I would like to thank everyone for their morale support as well as Hills Golf Academy for helping to improve my skills and game focus,” she added.

Mirabel and and Malcolm, who helped Sarawak win medals at Sukma 2018 in Perak, are also preparing for the Ciputra World Junior Golf Championship in Jakarta from May 21 to 24.

They will also be among the Sarawak Sukma 2020 shadow team who will play in the 117th Malaysian Amateur Open at Kelab Golf Sarawak, Petra Jaya from June 20 to 23.