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Jackie Stars in Thai Victory

Jackie Chan was Hong Kong’s star performer at last month’s Mercedes-Benz Junior Golf Championships Asian Masters Final after claiming the Boys’ 23 and under title in fine fashion. Chan fired a three-round total of 226 (10-over-par) over the 7,006-yard course at Burapha Golf & Resort near Pattaya to win the division by a convincing five shots.

Other noteworthy performances included Michelle Lee whose final-round 73 which helped her finish in third place in the Girls’ 14 and under category; Jasmine Chee who grabbed a top-10 place in the Girls’ 17 and under division; Taiga Iwasa’s 230 total earned him a very credible tiedsixth finish in the Boys’ 14 and under field; while Nathan Han carded three solid rounds to end the Boys’ 12 and under tournament in a share of 15th. Thailand’s Nititorn Thippong showed why he is one of the most highly rated juniors in southeast Asia with the lowest score of the event. Playing in the Boys’ 17 and under division, Nititorn recorded an eight-under 208, which included a first-round 66, to clinch victory.

Vivian Snatches Second at Nicklaus Event

Brad Schadewitz

Jackie Chan (above left) tees off on his way to capturing the Boys’ under 23 title at the Mercedes-Benz Junior Golf Championship Asian Masters Final at Burapha Golf & Resort near Pattaya; Michelle Lee and national coach Brad Schadewitz (above right) celebrate after the former finished third in the Girls’ 14 and under division 48

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Vivian Li flew the flag for Hong Kong at the Mission Hills Jack Nicklaus Championship held in late May with an excellent final-day performance to clinch second place in the Girls’ 15 and under category. Li followed up an opening 77 with a brilliant 68 over the Nicklausdesigned World Cup course in Shenzhen to finish four shots behind the division winner, China’s Sui Xiang, on a total of 145. Michelle Lee also secured a top-10 finish, her 151 total earning her a share of seventh. In the Boys’ 18 and under division, Bibendum Leung, who has been appearing on leaderboards

with some consistency of late, carded a tworound total of 149 (seven-over-par) to finish in fifth place, with Humphrey Wong (151) a further two shots back in a tie for seventh. The tournament, which had been reduced to 36 holes because of inclement weather, also featured Ye Wo Cheng, the 13-year-old Chinese prodigy who became the youngest player in history to play in a European Tour event when he participated in May’s Volvo China Open. Although he missed the cut up in Tianjin, Ye walked away with the top prize in the Boys’ 15 and under division thanks to his two-under total of 142.

2013 HKGA Interclub League Standings

Played

Holes Won

Holes Lost

Net

Hong Kong GC

4

140

92

48

Discovery Bay GC

5

146

130

16

Clearwater Bay G&CC

2

42

70

-28

Shek O CC

5

126

162

-36

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