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Shinichi Mizuno

Steven Lam

Liu Lok-tin

Glory in the gloom (left): Terrence Ng and Mimi Ho show off their silverware following the final round of the MacGregor Hong Kong Junior Close Championship.

Battling the Elements

HK JUNIOR CLOSE LEADERBOARD Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club April 7-8, 2010

Terrence Ng and Mimi Ho overcome atrocious conditions to claim their first wins at the MacGregor Hong Kong Junior Close Championship

OVERALL BOYS' DIVISION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY KING LAI

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t’s rather apt that the playing of this year’s MacGregor Hong Kong Junior Close Championship coincided with this Best of British edition of HK Golfer, because the conditions at Clearwater Bay early April were more akin to an autumn day on the North Sea coast than springtime in southern China. A cold front from the north brought mist, cool temperatures and near-constant lashings of rain to this normally most picturesque of venues, curtailing the event to 27 holes and leaving plenty of glum young faces in the clubhouse post-round. Not that Terrence Ng and Mimi Ho minded one bit. The duo handled the conditions better than anyone else to claim victory in their respective divisions. Ng, whose game has come on leaps and bounds of late, held off Liu Lok-tin and Shinichi Mizuno to win the Overall Boys' title by two shots. Carding a first round of 77, 17-year-old Ng posted a nine-hole score of 36 on the second day to claim his first win at the tournament. In the Overall Girls' Division, 14-year-old Ho took advantage of the absence of Tiffany Chan, Stephanie Ho and Kitty Lau, who were representing Hong Kong at the Queen Sirikit Cup in New Zealand, to win by two strokes from Isabella Leung. A spirited 82 in the dreadful conditions of the first round gave her a healthy lead heading into day two, and she was able to cling on to victory despite a late charge by Leung. Michelle Cheung placed third. 46

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Terrence Ng Isabella Leung

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Terrence NG LIU Lok-tin Shinichi MIZUNO Steven LAM Ambrose TAM Linus LO Sebastian CHENG Marcus LAM Jackie CHAN Bibendum LEUNG

77-36 75-40 79-38 81-37 85-39 83-41 83-42 83-42 86-40 86-41

113 115 117 118 124 124 125 125 126 127

82-42 88-38 85-43 91-42 91-42 94-41 95-42 94-44 101-47 106-54

124 126 128 133 133 135 137 138 148 160

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Mimi HO Isabella LEUNG Michelle CHEUNG Tiana LAU Michelle HO Kimberly WONG Carol HO Vivian CHU Veronica SZETO Phyllis TANG

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