The Swiss private bank EFG Bank AG (Singapore Branch), in partnership with the Singapore Golf Association (SGA), today, announced that Aloysa Margiela Atienza, Brayden Lee and James Leow have been selected as the recipients of the EFG-SGA Elite Young Golfers Scholarship.
(The EFG SGA Elite Young Golfers Squad, (from left to right) Aloysa Margiela Atienza, James Leow and Brayden Lee)
The elite young golfers selected this year by EFG have the following credentials:
- Aloysa Margiela Atienza was a silver medallist at the South-East Asia Games 2022 and will be participating in the upcoming 2023 South-East Asia Games
- Brayden Lee took 1st place at the 29th EFG/SICC Junior Invitational Golf Championship (B Division) in 2022
- James Leow was a gold medallist at the South-East Asia Games 2019
Designed to support young golfers who demonstrate outstanding sporting ability, leadership qualities and have previously participated in recognised golfing competitions, the scholarship also supports talented individuals with the potential to become positive role models within the world of sport and their wider community.
(The EFG SGA Elite Young Golfers Squad, (from left to right) Brayden Lee, Aloysa Margiela Atienza and James Leow with Albert Chiu, Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, EFG Bank (centre) and Joshua Ho, General Manager, Singapore Golf Association (second from right))
Commenting on the scholarship recipients, Albert Chiu, Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, of EFG Bank, said: “We are proud to support these young golfers as they pursue their sporting and personal goals. As entrepreneurs in their own right, they have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their sport, and we are convinced that they will go from strength to strength and continue to excel in this area. EFG is committed to investing in the next generation of golfing talent and to fostering an ambitious, entrepreneurial mindset among these young athletes by giving them opportunities to demonstrate their skills and pursue their goals, while simultaneously raising the profile of this competitive sport.”
(Albert Chiu, Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific, EFG Bank (centre), speaks with Joshua Ho, General Manager, Singapore Golf Association (second from right) and the EFG SGA Elite Young Golfers Squad, (from left to right) Brayden Lee, Aloysa Margiela Atienza and James Leow)
Tan Chong Huat, President, SGA: “We are grateful for EFG’s commitment to investing in the next generation of golfing champions from Singapore. Their generous support and sponsorship will provide these gifted athletes with invaluable resources and opportunities to excel both on and off the course. Over the next few months, SGA will continue to work with partners to support golf development in Singapore as well as roll out a new initiative to look into the development pathways of our athletes from amateurs to pros. We look forward to seeing these bright stars shine in the years to come and bring glory for Singapore”.
Under the terms of EFG’s partnership agreement with SGA, EFG is committed to supporting SGA’s programmes to nurture young golfers in Singapore. This includes the establishment of the EFG-SGA Elite Young Golfers Scholarship – demonstrating EFG’s commitment to nurturing young athletes and helping them to reach their full potential in their chosen sporting discipline. In Singapore, EFG has been supporting one of Singapore’s top female golfers, Koh Sock Hwee, since 2018. The EFG-SGA partnership is just one of EFG’s engagements in different fields aimed at nurturing and investing in future generations.
EFG would like to congratulate the three scholarship recipients and to wish them every success in their sporting pursuits.