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HKGA | HONG KONG OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

MRW to the

Pre-tournament favourite Shinichi Mizuno

Makes It

Second-round leader Ho Yu-cheng

Michael Regan Wong in action

Open

Blemish-free final round gives Wong the title and a spot at the Hong Kong Open.

Runner-up Isaac Lam

Photography by Daniel Wong

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To the victor go the spoils

FINAL OVERALL STANDINGS

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1

Michael Regan Wong (HKG)

72 74 69

215

2

Isaac Lam (HKG)

71 76 69

216

3

Shinichi Mizuno (HKG)

74 72 74

220

4

Ho Yu Cheng (TPE)

72 72 77

221

5

Oliver Roberts (HKG)

75 74 73

222

6

Leon Philip D’Souza (HKG)

79 70 74

223

7

Steven Lam (HKG)

76 74 74

224

8

Jack Tsai (TPE)

78 74 73

225

9

Doug Williams (HKG)

79 74 73

226

10= Stuart Murray (HKG)

80 74 74

228

74 76 78

228

Michael Stott (HKG)

HK GOLFER・OCT 2014

ichael Rega n Wong beca me the first local golfer to win the Hong Kong Open A mateu r Championship in four years – and with it a berth in this month’s Hong Kong Open – t ha n k s to a flawless display at Discovery Bay Golf Club on 19 September. Wong, 17, fired a bogey-free final-round 69 to finish on a three-day total of 215 (two-over-par) to edge fellow national squad member and close friend Isaac Lam, 15, by a single shot. Shinichi Mizuno, arguably the pre-tournament favourite following a consistent run of form in recent months, placed third, a further four shots back. “I had two goals this year – to finish in the top 30 at the World Juniors and to qualify for the Hong Kong Open. I wasn’t able to do the first but it feels great to have achieved the second,” said Wong, who got up and down from a tricky position at the final hole to land his biggest ever win. The South Island School student, who is aiming for a college place in the United States next September, started the round two shots behind overnight leader Ho Yu-cheng of Chinese Taipei. But as Ho struggled, both Wong and Lam shone, with the latter holding a one-stroke advantage going into the penultimate hole. A Wong par at the difficult 17th, a hole Lam bogeyed, tied things up and a disappointing three-putt at the last by the younger player gifted victory to Wong, who followed in the footsteps of 2010 champion Liu Lok-tin, the last Hong Kong winner of the national amateur title. Chinese Taipei’s Jack Tsai scooped the Mid Amateur Championship prize, the over-25 competition that was played concurrently with the main event, with a total of 225, one shot ahead of Hong Kong’s Doug Williams and three ahead of both Stuart Murray and Michael Stott. HKGOLFER.COM

It was another consistent showing by Leon D’Souza

Mid-Amateur champion Jack Tsai of Chinese Taipei

Former HKGA President William Chung with the silverware recipients HKGOLFER.COM

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