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Perfect Partnership Tang and Chiu combine once again for Ageas Hong Kong Pairs triumph REPORT BY ALEX JENKINS PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLES McLAUGHLIN
or the second year running, Tang Kei-hin and Chiu Choi-lung emerged victorious at the ever-popular Ageas Pairs Tournament, which was held in early December at Discovery Bay Golf Club. The duo recorded 37 Gross Stableford points in the event's better-ball format over the Diamond/Ruby layout to pip the team of Gus Scott and Terry Greene on countback. Richard Phoebus and Rungnapa Winchester, who won the title in 2008, placed third following their 36-point haul. The event, which was being sponsored for the first time by Ageas, one of the largest insurance companies in Hong Kong, featured over 100 competitors and was played under gloriously sunny skies. Conditions at Discovery Bay were, as ever, sublime with the beautifully manicured greens running at around 11 on the stimpmeter. Maurice de Mauriac, makers of luxury Swiss watches, and SkyCaddie, the number one rangefinder in golf, debuted as associate sponsors of the long-running tournament. 54
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In the Nett Division, the partnership of Jean Paul Cuvelier and Dallas Reid once again reigned supreme, the pair's impressive total of 48 points earning them their second title in three years. Their effort, which was effectively 12-under the card, was three points better than the second placed team of Philip Tam and Alwin Tsang. Au Chi-wai and Fung Kwan earned third spot with 44 points. Stuart Fraser, CEO of Ageas Insurance (Asia), said: "Ageas is delighted to sponsor the Pairs, which is one of most popular eagerly anticipated amateur golf tournaments in Hong Kong. It has been a tremendous event and congratulations to the winners. Our thanks go to Discovery Bay Golf Club, the Hong Kong Golf Association and all the participants involved."
Gross Division Results 1 2 3 4 5
Tang Kei-hin / Chiu Choi-lung Gus Scott / Terry Greene Richard Phoebus / Rungnapa Winchester Michael Stott / Jay Won Jean Paul Cuvelier / Dallas Reid
37* 37 36# 36 35
Nett Division Results 1 2 3 4=
Jean Paul Cuvelier / Dallas Reid Philip Tam / Alwin Tsang Au Chi-wai / Fung Kwan Domine Ko / Roy Lee Angus Sexton / Peter Macfarlane
48 45 44 43 43
* Won on countback # Third on countback For a full list of results visit www.hkga.com
Doubling up (clockwise from top left): Charles McLaughlin and David Hui show off their bunker skills; Peter Kim rues a missed put; Tang and Chiu, winners of the gross division; Cuvelier and Reid, victors in the nett section; Alistair Laband pitches to the eighteenth; Stuart Fraser of Ageas is oh so close.
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