PETALING JAYA: Fancied Low Khai Jei of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) fired a four-under 68 to take the first round lead in the boys’ Under-18 category of the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC).
Khai Jei, who won a PGM Tour Satellite title in Kinrara last year, is also the current KL Amateur Open champion.
He is six strokes ahead of second-placed is Adam Tee, of Air Force Recreation Club (KRTU) and eight in front of Kota Permai Golf Club’s T. Kishaan.
In the boys’ Under-15 category, defending champion Bryan Teoh of MGA got off to a 74. He shares the lead with two others – rising star Galven Green of Perak and Kim Tae-woo of Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA).
SEA Games gold medallist Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines leads the girls’ Under-18 event after carding a one-under 71. She is nine strokes ahead of Johor Golf and Country Club’s Ginnie Ho and 10 shots in front of Kota Permai Golf Club’s S. Raesha.
The Philippines dominated the top three spots in the girls’ Under-15 with Mikhaela Fortuna leading the pack with a score of 73. She is followed by Pauline Del Rosario (74) and Sofia Chabon (76).