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Friday March 16, 2012

Shaw storms to boys’ U-18 title in junior amateur meet

PETALING JAYA: Adam Shaw of Canada stormed to the boys’ Under-18 title in the inaugural RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open golf championships at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC).

Shaw won by a massive 17 strokes with a three-day total of 213.

Mohd Izad, who was trailing in third place on Wednesday, tied with Nick Ang on 230 but finished second on countback. The tournament was played on a stroke-play format.

Well done: Managing director of Retail Banking AmBank (M) Berhad Datuk Mohamed Azmi Mahmood presenting the trophy to girls’ Under-15 champion Princess Superal Thursday.

National junior Ervin Chang kept the Malaysian flag flying by winning the boys’ Under-15 title with a score of 227.

Amir Nazrin, who was fourth on Wednesday, made a late surge to finish on 234 for second place. Danial Durisic blew up with an 82 to finish third.

The girls’ category saw the Philippines dominate in both the Under-18 and Under-15 categories. Dottie Ardina carded a final round of 72 for a three-day total of 214 to emerge the Under-18 champion.

Team-mate Sarah Ababa was second on 221 while Malaysia’s Genevieve Ling claimed third place with 230.

Filipina Princess Superal took the Under-15 title with a total of 221, followed by team-mate Daniella Uy on 225. Malaysia’s Siti Zulaikha Shaari completed the podium finish with 233.

(Malaysians unless stated)

Final round scores:

Boys U-18: 213: Adam S
haw (Can) 70-75-68, 230: Mohd Izzad 75-81-74; 230: Nick Ang 74-78-78

Boys U-15:
227: Ervin Chang 74-77-76; 234: Amir Nazrin 79-77-78; 236: Danial Durisic 79-75-82

Girls U-18:
214: Dottie Ardina (Phi) 71-71-72; 221: Sarah Ababa (Phi) 76-72-73; 230: Genevieve Ling 77- 75-78

Girls U-15:
221: Princess Superal (Phi) 74-74-73; 225: Daniella Uy (Phi) 76-74-75; 233: Siti Zulaikha Shaari 77-78-78


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