PENANG: The Penang Golf Association (PGA) have gained immediate international recognition for their inaugural junior amateur Open championships, which will be held at the Bukit Jambul Golf and Country Club this weekend.
The tournament director, Khaw Keng Boon, said yesterday that more than 100 golfers, comprising boys and girls between the ages of eight and 21 years, have registered for the championships.
“This is only our inaugural championships and I am very impressed with the response that we have received,” said Keng Boon.
“We will have players from Britain, South Korea and Singapore, who will will be represented by their top juniors. We also have entries from a total of 35 clubs in the country.”
Singapore have three promising juniors in their side – Choo Tze Huang, Goh Kun Yang and Reagan Png from the Keppel Club.
Putra Cupper Tze Huang has also featured in the world juniors for the Eisenhower Cup while Regan won the Singapore juniors invitational title last year.
The South Koreans will be represented by players from the Bukit Beruntong Golf Club, who attend the College Aman Golf School, which is operated by a Korean professional.
The Malaysia Ladies Golf Association, meanwhile, will field six juniors in the girls' competitions while Penang will be represented by Damian Chin, who played in Sukma (Malaysia Games) last year, and national schools (MSSM) Under-15 champion Tan Min Yean.