Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 7 April - Kevin Akbar of Indonesia shot a par 72 to seize the opening round lead in the boys’ Under-18 category of the RSGC AmBank Junior Amateur Open Golf Championships at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC).
Kevin, a runner-up at the Indonesian National Junior Championship two months ago, is two strokes ahead of Kim Tae-woo of Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KPGA). Malaysian Golf Association’s V. Khavish Varman is third after posting a 75.
“I played well, but had a rough start in the early part of my game,” said Khavish.
“I hope to play better and improve my score tomorrow. The main thing is to have fun and I believe the result will come naturally.”
In the boys’ Under-15 contest, Adam Madzri of KGPA carded a two-over 74 to open a three-shot cushion over Irfan Norshah of Starhill Golf Resort Johor (SGRJ).
Abegail Arevalo of the Philippines was in her element, carding a one-under 71 to grab the lead in the girls’ Under-18 event.
Sofia Chabon, also of the Philippines, set the pace in the Under-15 category with her 71 to take a three-shot lead over Indonesian Rivani Adelia.
A total of 99 golfers are participating in the three-day championships.
Results of the Indonesian players at the AmBank Junior Open Golf Championship:
72 - Kevin Caesario Akbar (1st place Boys U18)
74 - Rivani Adelia Sihotang (2nd place Girls U15)
76 - M. Rifqi Alam Ramadhan (4th place Boys U18)