Five-handicapper Nateeshvar Anatha Ganesh returned a three round score of 11 over-par 227 to walk away as champions in the Boys Category A of the SportExcel-Milo-NSC Malaysian Junior Premier Elite Golf Circuit 2020 first leg held on February 1 and 2 at the Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort in Johor.
He also walked away with the Best Gross Player from the Blue Tee Category for his exploits over the two-day event.
A shot behind in second place was Nor Harith, a three-handicapper at 12 over-par while Muhammad Muaoz, a zero-handicapper was nine shots behind in third place.
In the Girls Category A, first place went to 1-handicapper Ashley Goh who scored 27 over for a total score of 243 after three rounds. She also won the additional title of Best Gross Player from the White Tee Category.
She was followed by Kim Yeun Jeong who returned a total of 255 (39 over) and Eireen Syafeeya at 258 (52 over). Both Kim and Eireen are 10 handicappers.
The Boys Category B was won by Muhammad Ajmal, a 7-handicapper who scored 29-over-par for a total of 245. In second place was Nor Haqeim at 258 (+32) and Muhammad Ilan Sairaz at 249 (+33).
In the Girls Category B, the winner was Ng Jing Xuen who scored 41-over par for a total of 257. The 4-handicapper was followed by Julissa Zalia at 286 (+70) and Aarti Ganesan at 292 (+76). Julissa is a 24-handicapper while Aarti is a 17-handicapper.
The Boys Category C event was won by Ezekiel Riz Hafi (handicap 14) who finished at 249 (+33) followed by Muhamad Izul Irfan (handicap 8) at 258 (+42) and Connor Axel Liew Kai (handicap 16) at 270 (+54).
In the Girls Category C, the three top winners were Kim Tae Kin (H7) with 260 (+44); Belle Ngo Yi (H32) with 285 (+69); and Nur Diana (H19) with 288 (+72).
A total of 62 boys and girls took part in the two-day golf event.
The golf event is part of SportExcel’s effort to support junior sports development in Malaysia in various disciplines. Since its establishment, SportExcel has provided the platform for junior sports development to thousands of junior.
Some of these juniors have graduated and became world class players in their own sports. The household names like Dato Nicol David, the greatest of all time in squash; Shalin Zulkifli of bowling; and latest, Gavin Kyle Green of Golf are testaments to its records and continuing efforts to nurture and expose more Malaysian juniors to the world.