Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rory Hie Finishes Just Outside Top Ten At PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters

Kuala Lumpur, June 29 - Nicholas Fung overcame an edgy closing three holes to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters on Saturday.

The highly rated Malaysian defeated Berry Henson of the United States by one-shot despite making bogeys on 16 and 18 for a one-over-par 73 at the Templer Park Country Club.

Henson (72) made four straight bogeys from the 14th hole to settle for second while another Malaysian Shaaban Hussin recorded a 73 for third place at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) ADT event.

Vietnamese rising star Michael Tran (73) was a further shot back in fourth. Talented Filipino Miguel Tabuena shared fifth place with Malaysians Sukree Othman and Zurie Harun after posting 69, 70 and 74 respectively.

Indonesia's number 1 player Rory Hie put in another good round carding a 71. With a total of 289 he finished just outside the top ten, sharing a 5-way tie for eleventh.

The bespectacled Fung, who totalled 10-under-par 278, held his nerve on the last hole to notch his first ADT title after coming close on several occasions. His victory also propelled him to the top of the ADT Order of Merit where he leads on US$23,471.

“This feels great because I’ve been trying to win on the ADT for so long. I was feeling nervous on the last hole and I’m fortunate that I made bogey and not worst. Berry and I had a good fight but when he had the stretch of bogeys, it gave me more confidence,” said the 23-year-old Fung.

“Fung became only the second Malaysian after Danny Chia to triumph on the ADT this season and he is now setting his sights on winning on the Asian Tour, which is celebrating its 10th season this year.

“I’m getting better because I can win on the ADT. Now I’m looking forward to win on the Asian Tour. There are many international players here so it isn’t easy to win. I tried really hard,” said Fung, who earned his Asian Tour card at Qualifying School in Thailand earlier this year.

“I want to be an example to other Malaysians. I hope more Malaysians will play on the Asian Tour. If I can do it so can the other players,” smiled Fung, who won US$11,010 and earned six Official World Golf Ranking points.

Henson, a winner on the Asian Tour and ADT, rued a lapse in concentration on the closing stretch but was gracious in defeat.

“I’m going to forget about everything today. I don’t want to remember about anything on the last few holes. I was mentally exhausted and couldn’t keep it together,” said the American.

“Fung played brilliantly. He is tough to play against. He doesn’t hit it far but he hits it straight and puts himself in position to score. This win might springboard him to do better on the Asian Tour so I wish him the best of luck,” added Henson.

Leading final round scores:

278 – Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67 70 68 73

279 – Berry HENSON (USA) 66 70 71 72

281 – Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 67 74 67 73

282 – Michael TRAN (VIE) 68 71 70 73

286 – Miguel TABUENA (PHI) 71 71 75 69, Sukree OTHMAN (MAS) 72 71 73 70, Zurie HARUN (MAS) 75 70 67 74

287 – Michael MOORE (AUS) 68 74 75 70, Adam BLYTH (AUS) 73 70 74 70, Kodai ICHIHARA (JPN) 72 69 72 74

289 – Rory HIE (INA) 74 72 72 71, Jakraphan PREMSIRIGORN (THA) 75 72 71 71, Mars PUCAY (PHI) 73 72 73 71, Steve LEWTON (ENG) 67 73 77 72, James BOWEN (USA) 69 70 75 75

Friday, June 28, 2013

Rory Hie Has Top Ten Finish In Sight At PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters

Kuala Lumpur, June 28 - Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung believes his decision to change his putter grip has paid off after he signed for a four-under-par 68 to snatch the third round lead from American Berry Henson at the PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters on Friday.

Fung enjoyed a blemish-free round at Templer Park Country Club as he marked his card with four birdies to enjoy a two-shot advantage over Henson at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

Henson, who is playing on a sponsor’s invitation, signed for a 71 to let slip of his lead which he had held for the opening two rounds while another local hope Shaaban Hussin made his move up to third place after he matched his opening round’s best effort of a 67.

Fung, who is chasing his maiden ADT win this week, is hopeful he will seal his place in the winner’s circle as long as he continues to ride on his hot putter.

“I played solid today and it was nice to stay bogey free for the round. My four birdies were from close range and I got up and down from the bunker at the par three eighth hole to save par,” said Fung, who compiled a three-day total of 11-under-par 205.

“My aim tomorrow will be to try to make as many birdies as possible. I’m quite happy with my putting this week. Over the months, I’ve kept changing putters and this week, I changed the grip which seems to work. I’m going to keep this one for a while,” added Fung.

The reigning Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour Order of Merit winner is however wary of the title credentials of his closest rivals and is determined to do his best.

“Berry is an experienced player while Shaaban also has a chance tomorrow. I’m going to try my best to win my first ADT event,” said Fung.

Henson was meanwhile left to reflect on a disappointing round.

The American, who enjoyed a sensational rookie season in 2011 where he won his first ADT title before going on to earn a superb breakthrough on the Asian Tour by winning the 2011 ICTSI Philippine Open, however believes he can surmount a late comeback to clinch the title.

“I came out flat today and my short game wasn’t sharp. We played with the ball down today (no preferred lie) which made it quite difficult for me. Nicholas played solid and I don’t think he made a bogey. But I’m not out of it. I’ve got the potential to make a lot of birdies tomorrow,” said Henson.

Shaaban, who won an event in Penang a fortnight ago, also believes the contest is far from over. The Malaysian knows he is 18 holes away from securing another victory if he remains patient and not get ahead of himself.

“I’ve got try to shoot another low round to give myself a chance of winning. My form is still good as I won in Penang two weeks ago. My body still feels warm and I think I will have a chance,” said Shaaban.

“Everything worked for me. It was a very good round. I made a 30 footer on 16 for birdie which was the best putt of the day,” added the Malaysian.

Meanwhile Rory Hie, Indonesia's top ranked player, made a jump on the leaderboard from 30 to 16 after carding another round of 72, just 2 shots shy of a top 10 position.

Leading third round scores

205- Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67-70-68

207- Berry HENSON (USA) 66-70-71

208 – Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 67-74-67

209- Michael TRAN (VIE) 68-71-70

212 – Zurie HARUN (MAS) 75-70-67

213 – Kodai ICHIHARA (JPN) 72-69-72

214 – James BOWEN (USA) 69-70-75

216 – Timothy LOW (SIN) 73-71-72, Sukree OTHMAN (MAS) 72-71-73, S. Murthy (MAS) 71-72-73


218 – Rory HIE (INA) 74-72-72

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rory Hie Climbing Up In Midfield At PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters

Kuala Lumpur, June 27 - Berry Henson of the United States posted a two-under-par 70 in windy conditions to maintain his lead in the second round of the PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters on Thursday.

Henson, who is playing on a sponsor’s invitation, totaled eight-under-par 136 to lead by one over Nicholas Fung of Malaysia, who also returned with a 70 at the Templer Park Country Club.

Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit leader James Bowen of the United States and Michael Tran of Vietnam shared third position, shooting a 70 and 71 respectively to trail Henson by three shots at the RM200,000 (approximately US$65,000) event.

Henson, who has won once on the ADT, was one-over at the turn but recovered with four birdies against one bogey on his homeward nine to preserve his overnight lead.

“It was windy and it was difficult to predict where the wind was blowing. On my last three holes, the wind kind of died and that’s when I birdied seven and eight,” said the American, who started from the 10th tee.

Henson enjoyed a sensational rookie season in 2011 where he won his first ADT title before going on to earn a superb breakthrough on the Asian Tour by winning the 2011 ICTSI Philippine Open.

“When I won on the ADT, it gave me the confidence to win on the Asian Tour. Any experience you can get out of here will only help you in the future. This week, I’m also playing for world ranking points, which is important to any professional player,” said Henson.

Reigning Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour Order of Merit winner Fung rode on a hot putter to stay in touch with the leader after sinking two birdies on 17 and 18.

“It was very windy and I misjudged the wind. Thankfully, I managed to get a lot of up-and-downs. I was struggling with my irons because of the wind but my putting saved me. I hope I can remain consistent in the next two days,” said the bespectacled Sabahan.

Indonesia's Rory Hie carded an even par 72 for the round, which puts him in a share of 30th place, climbing from 42nd (74) on the first day, 10 shots behind the leader. The only other Indonesian in the tournament, amateur Adrian Halimi, finished with rounds of 76 and 78 in a share for 79th place at 10 over-par.

The halfway cut was set at five-over-par 149 with 54 players advancing to the final two rounds.

Leading second round scores

136 – Berry HENSON (USA) 66 70

137 – Nicholas FUNG (MAS) 67 70

139 – James BOWEN (USA) 69 70, Michael TRAN (VIE) 68 71

140 – Steve LEWTON (ENG) 67 73

141 – Kodai ICHIHARA (JPN) 72 69, Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 67 74

142 – Michael MOORE (AUS) 68 74, David LUTTERUS (AUS) 72 70, Miguel TABUENA (PHI) 71 71, M. Sasidaran (MAS) 71 71, Mitsuhiko HASHIZUME (JPN) 73 69


146 – Rory HIE (INA) 74 72

Missed cut:

154 - Adrian HALIMI (INA) (A) 76 78

Pantai Indah Kapuk To Host $750,000 Indonesia Open On Asian Tour

Jakarta, June 27 - The Indonesia Open will offer a prize fund of US$750,000 when the Asian Tour event is staged at the Pantai Indah Kapuk course from November 28 to December 1, officials announced today.

Indonesia’s national championship, which is returning onto the Asian Tour’s Schedule after a lapse of three years, is poised to play a major role in determining the winner of the prestigious Asian Tour Order of Merit as the Open will be held towards the tail-end of the 2013 season.

The challenging Pantai Indah Kapuk course, designed by the world renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, has successfully hosted Asian Tour tournaments in the past and earlier this month staged the World Junior Golf Championship.

The Persatuan Golf Indonesia (PGI), Asian Tour and IMPL signed a three-year agreement last December to hold the Indonesia Open from 2013 onwards where the main objectives are to elevate the stature of the Indonesia Open, assist in the development of junior golf and promote Indonesia golf in view of the sport making a return to the Olympics in 2016.

Officials believe the Indonesia Open will also help ensure the country becomes the focal point of world golf as the championship will be beamed live to over 180 countries and 650 million homes around the world on the Asian Tour’s television platform.

The top stars of the Asian Tour, whose membership includes players from over 30 different nationalities, will head full speed to the Indonesia Open, which will receive Official World Golf Ranking points.

The Persatuan Golf Indonesia (PGI) Chairman Arifin Panigoro said: “We are very excited that the 2013 Indonesia Open is shaping up into one of the best ever championships. We are confident our partnership with the Asian Tour and IMPL will provide the impetus to grow the Indonesia Open into one of the leading tournaments in Asia.

“I am hopeful the Indonesian players will benefit immensely by competing against the stars from the Asian Tour. It is our aim to unearth many more Indonesian winners in the near future as we want to establish champions in the mould of Kasiadi who remains as the only Indonesian to win our National Open in 1989.

“We are also delighted to announce the Pantai Indah Kapuk course will host this year’s Indonesia Open with a prize fund of US$750,000. The PGI is excited about the long-term future of our Open as we will also celebrate the 40th edition in 2014 which will be a significant milestone for the PGI.”

Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr said: “We are confident the 2013 Indonesia Open will be a great success. Pantai Indah Kapuk course is a wonderful venue which has successfully hosted Asian Tour tournaments in the past and our players will enjoy returning to the golf course.

“This championship has a colorful history where great players have won the title. It is also our intention to work closely with the PGI to develop golf in this country in view of golf becoming an Olympic sport again in 2016.

“As a full member of the International Federation of PGA Tours, all Asian Tour tournaments receive Official World Golf Ranking points which will be used to determine the 60-man field at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and also the World Cup of Golf.

“This will boost the stature and importance of the Indonesia Open and provide the springboard for Indonesian players to play more regularly on the Asian Tour.”

Grant Slack, Senior Vice President, IMPL Golf said: “Through the close collaboration with all parties, the Indonesia Open will be one of the main highlights of the Asian Tour’s calendar in 2013.

“IMPL will work very closely with the PGI and Asian Tour to ensure the success and growth of the Indonesia Open which will receive widespread and high-quality live television coverage across the globe.

“Indonesia is a wonderful country and a growing golfing destination with so much to offer visitors and golfers of all abilities including the professionals. We believe this tournament will promote Indonesia as a wonderful destination.”

Established in 1974, the Indonesia Open’s roll of honor include prominent names such as the late American Payne Stewart, Frank Nobilo of New Zealand, Filipino legend Frankie Minoza, Australia’s Craig Parry, Chinese Taipei’s Lu Chien-soon, Myanmar’s Mya Aye and Thai duo Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant, who are both Asian Tour Order of Merit champions.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Countdown For APGS 2013 Has Started – It’s A Paradigm Shift

The 2013 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, the seventh in the series, is taking shape and promises to deliver a three-day conference that will take a long, hard look at the golf industry in Asia and what it needs to do to stay relevant in the rapidly changing business and recreational landscape of the new millennium.

The venue for APGS 2013 is a nation that is itself experiencing change and growth at a mind-numbing pace. Indonesia and its capital city of Jakarta will play host to this year’s conference and it will help set the tempo and mood for the event.

There is no other country in Southeast Asia that reflects the 21st Century better than Indonesia. In a nutshell, this sprawling archipelago leads the region with the following credentials:
  • Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
  • Southeast Asia’s largest population.
  • A member of the prestigious G20 group of nations.
  • Projected to be the fifth wealthiest nation on the planet by 2030.
What better setting could APGS 2013 ask for? Besides being the most dynamic country in the region, Indonesia also has a tremendous passion for golf. A passion that perhaps is only unique to this country. With more than 150 golf courses and home to some truly world class golfing facilities, the number of courses is expected to witness at least 50 new golf courses commissioned in the coming years. This is a very encouraging outlook especially when viewed against a backdrop where golf is on the decline in most of the developed world.

Given this positive outlook of the projected growth of golf in Indonesia, APGS 2013 will be assembling a line-up of world class speakers who will discuss various aspects of how the region should prepare itself to meet the challenges of the future and how to keep golf relevant and help it grow in a constantly changing environment.

The conference will kick off with a special keynote address from one of the world’s most fascinating and dynamic game-changers in business – Tony Fernandes, founder of the region’s fastest growing airline, Air Asia.

In the coming weeks and months leading to APGS 2013, new business partners and speakers will be announced and everything points to the event being different, refreshing and knowledge-driven.

For an update on the state of golf in Indonesia and how this nation is expected to lead the growth of the game in the region, check out the following exclusive reports:

Asian Golf Monthly

Asian Golf Business

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Indonesia Ladies Pro Golfer Lidya Ivana Jaya Passes Away

This week the Indonesian golf community was shocked by the sad news of the passing away of Lidya Ivana Jaya. She was an outstanding golfer, underlined with her getting a tour card for the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour in 2009.

Besides her career as a ladies pro golfer she was also passionate about teaching golf to juniors, most notably at the Lydia Golf Academy in Surabaya she founded with her father.

We wish her family and friends strength to cope with this loss, and hope that her legacy will live on in all the juniors she has coached over the years.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Top Ten Finish For Rory Hie At PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Classic

Penang, June 15 - Shaaban Hussin will celebrate his birthday tomorrow in fine style. The 33-year-old came from behind to win the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Classic today and did so with three strokes to spare.

With a performance that matched his career best score, the Malaysian international was bogey-free on the final day as he finished the tournament on 18-under 270. He started the fourth round at Penang Golf Resort in Bertam two shots off the lead and fired a final round seven-under 65.

The low round of the event was equaled by Mars Pucay, however, it was not enough for the Filipino, who was left to settle for a tie of second with Malaysia’s R. Nachimuthu. The latter himself closed with a 69.

In fourth spot was third round leader, Michael Tran from Vietnam. He could only muster an even-par 72, which left him a stroke further back on 14-under 274.

Arie Fauzi (68) was fifth on 276, while the Thailand duo of Atthakorn Rodrangka (67) and Nakarintra Ratanakul (71) were tied for sixth on 10-under-par.

Malaysians S. Murthy (69) and Mohd Rizal Amin (70) were joint eighth, alongside Rory Hie (70) of Indonesia on 280, one ahead of Kurnia Hershandy also from Indonesia.

Speaking after his victory, Shaaban said he felt that everything just fell into place in the final round and that he used the momentum to carry him through to the end.

Shaaban had seven birdies in all – five of them on the back nine, as he put the squeeze on to close out the tournament – and said: “I drove the ball well today and my irons were also in good shape, which gave me a lot more opportunities at birdies.

“My putting, too, was good, which meant that I buried the chances I got. I am just very happy to win it today, more so as I was two strokes back when we started the last round,” added Shaaban, who received a cheque worth RM30,000.

Nachimuthu, likewise, said he was pleased with his performance, despite not being on the winner’s podium.

“My congratulations go to Shaaban who played exceptionally well today,” Nachimuthu said graciously afterwards. “But so far as my own game goes, I am pleased with how I played this week. I could not do better than three-under in the final round, but on another day it might have been good enough to win. All the same, I am confident with the way I’m striking the ball and I’m looking forward to the Selangor Masters next week.”

Tun Ahmad Sarji, chairman of the PGM Tour, said they were delighted with the way the tournament turned out, in terms of organisation and the way it was received by the local golf community of Penang and the players.

“This event was full of positives for the PGM Tour,” said Tun Sarji. “It had a huge international field and the quality of golf was of a high standard, partly so because of the Asean PGA’s (Professional Golf Association) involvement.

“We are happy to work alongside the Asean PGA, as these tournaments go a long way to helping us develop the sport in Malaysia.

“And we are cognizant of the fact that these events are now being held around the country, as opposed to just the Klang Valley,” added Tun Sarji.

The next stop on the PGM Tour is the Satellite Tournament at Penang Golf Resort from June 17-19, followed by the RM200,000 PGM UMW Templer Park Masters (ADT) at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang, Selangor from June 26-29.

Leading Scores (Malaysian unless stated otherwise):

270 - Shaaban Hussin 67-69-69-65

273 - Mars Pucay (Phi) 71-69-68-65, R Nachimuthu 68-66-70-69

274 - Michael Tran (Vie) 68-68-66-72

276 - Arie Fauzi 67-69-72-68

278 - Atthakorn Rodrangka (Tha) 74-67-70-67, Nakarintra Ratanakul (Tha) 66-72-69-71

280 - S. Murthy 71-67-73-69, Rory Hie (Ina) 70-70-70-70, Mohd Rizal Amin 68-73-69-70


281 - Kurnia Hershandy (Ina) 69-73-70-69

Tirto And Sindy Champions In Indonesia Junior Open Golf Championship

14-year-old junior golfer Tirto Tamardi, from East Java province, came out as champion of the Boys Division in the Indonesia Junior Open Golf Championship.

This year the annual golf championship, which is on the PB PGI official calendar and where players can win points for the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), took place from 10 to 13 June 2013 at the Emeralda Golf Club, in Cimanggis-Depok.

Playing from the black tees the 8th grade junior high school students recorded a total score of 284 strokes (69-74-72-69) or below 4 under Par over the four day tournament.

Tirto Tamardi played extraordinary on the first day with a 3-under par, followed by a 2-over-par on the second day, an even par on the third day and on the fourth and final day back again posted a score of 3-under par.

Tirto managed to stay ahead of his competitors like Kevin Caesario Akbar from Pengprov PGI West Java, Peter Noble from Ancora Sport and Fadhli Soetarso Rahman (winner of the 2012 Junior National Championship) from Pengprov PGI DKI Jakarta.

Newly crowned Indonesia Junior Golf Champions Sindy Fidela (L) and Tirto Tamardi (R).

In the Girls Division, playing from the white tees, it was Sindy Fidelia, a 16-year-old athlete at the Student Training and Education Center (PPLP) of the Riau Department of Youth and Sports (DISPORA), who after scoring 5-over par on the first day, surprised with a second day score of 2-under par.

On the third and final day she was back again at 5-over par, which after three rounds was enough to be crowned champion with a total score 224 strokes (77-70-77) or 8-over par.

The success of Tirto and Sindy by winning the Indonesian Open Junior Championship 2013 is proof that the match format adopted by PB PGI is able to give birth to new champions.

At the closing ceremony on Thursday 13 June, PB PGI Secretary-General Sudrajat said in his speech that this time the match format for the Indonesian Open Junior Championship in 2013 only allowed golfers aged 13 to 17 years to compete, intending to create an equal chance for all participants to become champion, with the goal to have strong young golfers to follow in the footsteps of their seniors who already have reached the age of 18 years.

1Tirto TamardiAncora Sport East Java69747269284-4
2Kevin C AkbarPGI Pengprov West Java71717572289+1
3Peter GunawanAncora Sport74706879291+3

1Sindy FideliaPPLP DISPORA Riau777077224+8
2Rifani.A.SihotangJakarta Golf Club837680239+23
3Yeyen SafitriJakarta Golf Club828376241+25
Full match results can be viewed on the website

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thai Juniors Claiming All But One Titles At Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship

The Thai juniors were the big winners at the Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship held last week from 4-7 June 2013 at Damai Indah Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk course.

Next to a clean sweep of all the four boys titles, the Thai girls took home 3 of the 4 titles as well, with only the Girls C Division title going to Chinese Taipei.

Best result was for Puwit Anupansuebhai (Boys B), who not only carded the best round of the week with a second round 66, but also best overall with 285.

Host Indonesia had to be content with one 2nd place and three 3rd places for the boys and three 2nd and one 3rd place for the girls.

Best score for the Indonesian boys was Kevin C. Akbar (Boys A), who finished 3rd with a total of 300 over four rounds. For the girls the local honor went to Gavrilla Christina Arya (Girls A), who needed 226 strokes over three rounds to finish in second position.

Scores for Top Three and all Indonesian players:

Boys A Division

1 (294) - Sarit SUWANNARUT (THA) 76 71 72 75
2 (298) - Feroz Singh GAREWAL (IND) 73 73 78 74
3 (300) - Kevin C. AKBAR (INA) 73 76 78 73

4 (301) - Jordan Surya IRAWAN (INA) 74 79 75 73
5 (304) - Fadhli Rahman SOETARSO (INA) 78 75 77 74
8 (308) - Joshua Andrew WIRAWAN (INA) 77 79 77 75
17 (326) - Aldwin KENDARWAN (INA) 80 89 79 78
18 (328) - M. Seandy ALFARABI (INA) 83 82 79 84
21 (334) - Fatih SALSABILA (INA) 86 85 83 80
23 (339) - Yumaira SALMUN (INA) 87 87 86 79
25 (343) - Naufal Shidiqi ANDYARA (INA) 84 89 83 87
32 (388) - Andreas Ananda PRATAMA (INA) 100 92 98 98

Boys B Division

1 (285) - Puwit ANUPANSUEBSAI (THA) 76 66 74 69
2 (295) - YE Wo-Cheng (CHI) 73 74 73 75
3 (300) - Ervin CHANG (MAL) 79 76 74 71

4 (304) - Tirto TAMARDI (INA) 75 78 78 73
5 (306) - Almay Rayhan YAQUTA (INA) 77 78 76 75
8 (310) - Jason MARTINUS (INA) 85 71 79 75
10 (316) - Theodore RAHARDJA (INA) 80 82 78 76
11 (317) - Stevanus Daniel WIRAWAN (INA) 77 81 77 82
12 (325) - Gradi SANTOSO (INA) 85 78 84 78
14 (337) - Naraajie EMERALD R. (INA) 96 79 81 81, Rafasada SALMUN (INA) 86 82 88 81
17 (339) - Soedono LIE (INA) 92 83 77 87
18 (341) - Samuel MOEDJIANTO (INA) 86 86 85 84
21 (345) - Andrew Justin TJAHYADI (INA) 87 79 84 95

Boys C Division

1 (221) - Thanaphon APHINYAWUTTHIKUN (THA) 76 70 75
2 (224) - Parathakorn SUYASRI (THA) 75 76 73
3 (230) - Alexander VALENTINO (INA) 78 71 81

4 (234) - Jonathan WIJONO (INA) 80 77 77
5 (236) - Farras Irsyaad RIVAI (INA) 80 75 81
6 (244) - Dominikus GLENN (INA) 90 78 76
8 (250) - Johanes Jovian HUTAURUK (INA) 91 82 77, M. Dwiki RAHARJO (INA) 87 85 78
10 (255) - Arvydav Hadara MAHENDRA (INA) 90 84 81
12 (257) - Bharoar Bharan Bragil NASUTION (INA) 90 82 85
14 (259) - Alfred Raja SITOHANG (INA) 89 85 85
17 (305) - Matthieu Dante PARDIN (INA) 100 103 102

Boys D Division

1 (232) - Wit PITIPAT (THA) 77 74 81
2 (238) - Jose Emmanuel SURYADINATA (INA) 80 80 78
3 (240) - Almer Noreen NURDAFFA (INA) 79 82 79

4 (242) - Aaron John HALL (INA) 83 74 85
7 (258) - Mikail Jaydra M. DARMAWAN (INA) 86 88 84
8 (262) - Matthew James MIRON (INA) 92 82 88

Girls A Division

1 (215) - Kanyalak PREEDASUTTIJIT (THA) 72 74 69
2 (226) - Gavrilla Christina ARYA (INA) 75 74 77
3 (227) - ZHU KAI LIN (CHI) 79 74 74

4 (228) - Victoria CHANDRA (INA) 76 73 79
9 (234) - Sindy FIDELIA (INA) 80 75 79
13 (240) - Yeyen SAFITRI (INA) 84 80 76
18 (249) - Ida Ayu Indira Melati PUTRI (INA) 89 82 78
19 (250) - Hashila Adani RIVAI (INA) 84 85 81
21 (253) - Putri Aisyah AMANI (INA) 85 81 87

Girls B Division

1 (217) - Paphangkorn TAVATANAKIT (THA) 71 75 71
2 (221) - Nasa HATAOKA (JAP) 71 77 73
3 (228) - Ashley LAU Jen-Wen (MAL) 77 82 69

5 (229) - Inez Beatrice WANAMARTA (INA) 78 75 76
6 (231) - Chiara Refaya ARYA (INA) 79 75 77
7 (232) - Ribka Vania HIMAWAN (INA) 76 79 77
8 (234) - Rivani Adelia SIHOTANG (INA) 79 82 73

Girls C Division

1 (222) - CHANG Ya-Chun (TPE) 71 74 77
2 (227) - Kristina Natalia YOKO (INA) 79 71 77
3 (238) - Patricia W. SINOLUNGAN (INA) 81 77 80

4 (244) - Nathania RIM (INA) 80 83 81
6 (256) - Nurul Islami PUTRI (INA) 85 85 86
7 (265) - Viera Permata ROSADA (INA) 90 88 87
8 (267) - Tania Putri DZAHABIYYAH (INA) 93 89 85
10 (284) - Zillya RAHADIAN (INA) 96 89 99

Girls D Division

1 (244) - Unyamanee WONGAROON (THA) 78 83 83
2 (277) - Marelda Pyrena AYAL (INA) 89 88 100
3 (279) - Ffion Elizabeth TYNAN (GBR) 97 90 92, Valencia ANDOV (INA) 95 91 93

5 (281) - Tiana Ivanka POERWANTO (INA) 95 96 90

June 2013 Issue Of Golf News Is Out

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

PB PGI Wants Both Titles At Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship 2013

Jakarta, 5 June 2013 - The board of the Indonesian Golf Association (PB PGI) targets both the individual Boys and Girls titles at the Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship (EJWJGC) 2013 that started yesterday at the Pantai Indah Kapuk course of Damai Indah Golf, Jakarta.

Rizal Arya, head of the junior coaching program at PB PGI sees that the opportunities to meet these targets are wide open. "We are optimistic this could happen because we are strengthened at this eventwith golfers that are already quite mature. Some of them are athletes that participated in the SEA Games," said Arya in Jakarta, Tuesday (04/06/2013).

Those predicted to achieve the best results are Joshua Andrew Wirawan (defending champion), Jordan Surya Irawan (winner 2012) and Kevin Akbar (class A Boys), as well as Tirto Tamardi, Jason Martin and Theodore Rahardja (class B).

In the Girls Division the names are Victoria Chandra and Gavrilla Christina Arya (class A Girls). Gavrilla recently won the 2013 Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open in the Girls' division.

Meanwhile a formidable opponent for the Indonesian team are the Thais, who several times have won the individual and team events at the arena. This championship has 142 participants from 19 countries, being Indonesia, Australia, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Guam, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Philippines, Kazhakstan, and Hong Kong.

PB PGI Chairman Arifin Panigoro hopes that young Indonesian athletes will emerge from this championship who will shine on the world stage. "This event is not the end of their achievement. I appreciate this tournament because it is international class and this year Indonesia will face tough opponents," said Arifin.