Donovan Lee and Winnie Ng Triumph at the Singapore Junior Golf Championship

 

 

Singapore’s Development Squad Player Donovan Lee came out tops in a playoff to win the latest edition of the Singapore Junior Golf Championship.

The Singapore Junior Golf Championship, which attracted over 130 entries from 15 countries was halted numerous times during the second round due to bad weather and the organising committee had to reduce the Boys stroke play to a 36-hole event.

The weather delay did not deter the spirits of Lee who was intent on improving from an opening round of three-over-par 75 and caught up with club house leader Tommy Tan who shot a three-under-par 69 to start off the Championship.

Lee birdied his 36th hole and recorded an impressive 66 to force a play-off against overnight leader Tommy Tan who finished his second round with a 72 even par.

 

 

On the first play-off hole (18th Hole), Tan found trouble when his drive landed behind a tree. He laid up and missed a difficult up and down and had to settle for a bogey 5. Lee had his fair share of trouble when his drive entered a fairway bunker. He left his approach shot close to the green and made a nerve wrecking up-and-down for par to claim the championship.

In the Girls’ category, Winnie Ng of Malaysia took top prize among the girls.

A year after finishing third overall and wining the Girls Best Gross Winner in last year’s Championship, Ng came back with strong solid rounds of 71, 75 and 72, total of two-over 218 and was six strokes ahead of closest competitor, Shang Yu and Hailey Loh of Singapore.

There was also some amazing golf in the respective Division B’s.

Singapore based Jake Foley, battled it out with Singapore’s Development Squad member Sean Lee and came out tops by just one stroke in the Boys B’ Division. In the Girls’ B’ Division, Shang Yu of Singapore beat Singapore Development Squad member Angel Lim by just a single stroke to claim top honours in that division.

It was an exciting week of golf played at Seletar Country Club and big thanks to title sponsor; Yang Foundation for their generous support. Singapore Junior Golf Championship will be played at a different golf club next year as Seletar is scheduled for a course renovation. Stay tuned for more junior golf to be played in Singapore!