MOHD Asyraaf Rosli and Genevieve Ling clinched the boys' and girls' Under-18 titles at the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2013 yesterday.
Asyraaf, who represents the Danau Golf Club, had a three-day total of 232 to clinch the title by one stroke from Aizat Nazif (233), while the Malaysian Golf Association's Genevieve won by three strokes, finishing with a 224 score at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC). Nur Durriyah Damian (MGA) was runner-up on 227.
Both winners had identical final day scores of 72. The tournament was played using a strokeplay format.
"I am pleased to win the title as having trailed in fourth place yesterday, I had to perform better to catch up and made it," said Asyraaf.
Genevieve, who will be pursuing a degree in Communications on a golf scholarship at the Boise State University, United States in August, said that it was her father, Peter who had introduced her to the game at age 12.
In the boys' Under-15 category, MGA's Bryan Teoh eased to victory with a total score of 225 ahead of Sazanur Iman of Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) and Muhammad Iqbal from Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara (KRTU). Sazanur and Iqbal were tied on 239 but Sazanur edged in front on countback.
The girls' Under-15 category saw Amalia Shahzan of Cinta Sayang Golf and Country Resort (CSGCR) seal the title by a massive 19 strokes, with a total 234 score.
Farhatul Munirah from Damai Laut Golf and Country Club was second on 253 while Kelab Darul Ehsan's (KDE) Kim Joo Yeon finished third on 254.
Leading final scores (Malaysia 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.