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Vivian carded rounds of 75, 74 and 72 for a convincing sixstroke victory in her category, a score that earned her fourth place in the overall Girls’ results. Leon D’Souza, who was also representing Hong Kong at the event, got off to a solid start but was left to rue a disappointing final round to finish the Boys’ 16 and under division in a share of 12th. Leon, who fired a 76 on day one, could only manage an 84 in the final round to end the tournament in a tie for 22nd in the overall Boys’ standings.

Seniors Take Home Third at APGC Event

Shinichi Shines at Nomura Cup Shinichi Mizuno starred for Hong Kong at last month’s AsiaPacific Amateur Golf Team Championship – otherwise known as the Nomura Cup – which took place at the Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. Mizuno pieced together a four-round total of 281 (sevenunder-par) to finish in a tie for eighth in the individual standings alongside China’s teenage phenomenon Guan Tianlang. Australians Geoff Drakeford and Taylor MacDonald shared first place with Korea’s Kim Nam-hun on a total of 277. Hong Kong, also represented by Max Wong (tied 39th), Oliver Roberts (tied 43rd) and Steven Lam (tied 57th), placed 11th of the 26 teams taking place in the team event, which was claimed by Australia. Korea finished in second nine shots adrift with hosts Thailand a further five shots back in third. “Overall it was a pretty good performance,” said non-playing captain Rob Keys. “Shinichi was very steady over what was a narrow golf course and I’m proud of the way the team bounced back after a difficult start.”

Vivian Claims Malaysian Division Title Hong Kong’s Vivian Li won the Girls’ 14 and under division at the Malaysia Junior Open Championship, which was held at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club from 13-15 November. 52

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Hong Kong secured a highly credible third place finish in the team event at last month’s Asia-Pacif ic Senior Amateur Championship. Represented by the in-form Doug Williams, Tony Taylor, William Chung, Roddy Sage, Joe Pethes and Terry Collins, the side combined for a total of 952 over the Montgomerie Links course in Danang, Vietnam. New Zealand claimed the team title on 897 after edging out Australia (900) in a closely fought contest. Third place was to prove a recurring theme for Hong Kong, as in the individual standings Williams placed third in the 55-59 age division, Pethes earned third in the 65-69 age category and Collins, competing in the 70 and over division, also ended the three-round event in third spot.

(Top of page) The Nomura Cup team of Oliver Roberts, Max Wong, Steven Lam, Shinichi Mizuno, National Coach Brad Schadewitz and non-playing Captain Rob Keys; (Above) Tony Taylor, Doug Williams, William Chung, Terry Collins, Jo Pethes and Roddy Sage represented Hong Kong at the Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship HKGOLFER.COM

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