Golfers Debut at Amateur Championships
Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championships
sent a big team of 11 for the prestigious Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships
and Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championships in the United Arab Emirates.
These championships have been known to be a springboard for rising talents to
launch their careers in the past.
Six players were sent from Singapore, while another five Singaporeans joined the squad from the United States. Five out of the six members who flew out from Singapore in the 11-member contingent are from Team Singapore Sports School. Brandon Han Zhen Guang (DBS Year 3), Justin Kuk Zheng Zhong (Extended DSLM), Jaymie Ng Wan Xin (Secondary 4), alumnus Wong Qi Wen and alumna Hailey Loh Suanne had the honour of competing with the region’s best amateurs to give them the much-needed exposure and experience. All of them are debutants at the amateur championships and were raring to pit their skills against the best-of-the-best in the region after more than 18 months of not competing overseas.
At the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships held from 3 to 6 November 2021 in Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Brandon Han (71, 67, 72, 74, 284) concluded the week with a 3 over par 74 and is at even par overall for the championship. He sits at Tied 33rd. Justin Kuk (72, 70, 72, 70, 284) signed off his final round with a 1 under par 70 and finished at the exact same position.
Alumnus Wong Qi Wen (72, 72, 75, 71, 290) closed out his week with an even par 71 to finish at tied 45th position and 6 over par total for the championship.
At the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championships that took place in Abu Dhabi from 10 to 13 November, Jaymie Ng needed 4 birdies on the last 9 holes of the 2nd day to make the cut. She achieved 3 and despite not making it to the final rounds, she left with her head held high with a 3 over par. Alumna Hailey Loh tied for 43rd on 6 over par.
Jaymie shared, "I feel really honoured about being selected as this was my first major golf tournament overseas in two years. It is also my first time participating in the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific. The experience playing in the most elite competition in Asia Pacific was very eye-opening. I met many good players there and it was really exciting to play with such great players. The golf course was in very good condition and it was enjoyable to play there as well."