SHAH ALAM: A spot in next season’s Malaysian Open will be awarded to the boys’ winner of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Golf Challenge (TSMGC) at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from Dec 2-6.
The tournament, billed as the country’s top junior amateur golf event, is in its 10th edition. It will see 50 boys and 30 girls battling it out for a total prize of RM200,000.
The boys and girls’ champions will receive RM50,000 and RM40,000 worth of scholarships respectively.
In launching the event, TSMGC president Tan Sri Mohd Effendi Norwawi hailed the tournament’s 10th anniversary as a major milestone.
“We are proud to note in the 10 years we have managed to identify several promising local youngsters like Gavin Kyle Green (two-time winner) and Kelly Tan (three-time winner). They have been making a name for themselves,” said Mohd Effendi.
At last’s year’s edition, Galven Kendall Green claimed the boys’ crown while Nur Eliana Ariffin won the girls’ crown.
In conjunction with the anniversary, a new grassroots development programme named “Projek Golf Tunas Bestari” was launched by tournament founder Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
As a start-up, a total of 20 used golf sets were donated to the programme.
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