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Friday June 7, 2013

Asyraaf and Genevieve emerge triumphant

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Asyraaf Rosli of Danau Golf Club and Malaysian Golf Association’s (MGA) Genevieve Ling clinched the Under-18 boys’ and girls’ titles at the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Champion­ship at the Royal Selangor Golf Club.

Asyraaf won by a single stroke, scoring a three-day total of 232 while Genevieve won by three strokes after finishing with a 224 total.

Both carded identical final day scores of 72 yesterday.

The tournament was played on a strokeplay format.

“I’m pleased to win the title. Being placed fourth yesterday (on Wednesday), I had to perform better to catch up and I’m glad I made it,” said a Asyraaf.

Genevieve, who will be pursuing a degree in Communications on a golf scholarship at the Boise State Univer­sity in the United States in August, said that it was her father, Peter Ling, who introduced her to the game when she was 12.

Cinta Sayang Golf and Country Resort’s (CSGCR) Amalia Shahzan bagged the girls Under-15 crown by a massive 19 strokes.

She had a 234 total. Damai Laut Golf and Country Club’s Farhatul Munirah (253) was second and Kelab Darul Ehsan’s (KDE) Kim Joo Yeon (254) was third.

Results

Leading final round scores

(Malaysians unless stated)

BOYS

Under-18

232: Mohd Ashraaf (Danau GC) 77-83-72; 233: Aizat Nazhif (KGP) 76-77-80; 236: Paul San (Sarawak GC) 76-79-81.

Under-15

225: Bryan Teoh (MGA) 75-74-76; 239: Sazanur Iman (KGPA) 82-78-79, Muhammad Iqbal (KRTU) 81-78-80.

GIRLS

Under-18

224: Genevieve Ling (MGA) 74-78-72; 227: Nur Durriyah Damian (MGA) 74-79-74; 243: Ong Shi Qing (MGA) 84-80-79.

Under-15

234: Amalia Shahzan (CSGCR) 76-79-79; 253: Farhatul Munirah (Damai Laut GCC) 81-87-85; 254: Kim Joo Yeon (KDE) 77-92-85.

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