The 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open, the nation’s premier youth golf competition, will celebrate its tenth anniversary at the renowned SAASGC (formerly known as KGSAAS) from August 10-13 this year.
Organised by the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA), hosted by SAASGC and sponsored by 100PLUS, Malaysia’s No.1 isotonic beverage, the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open is among the most awaited junior meets in this region. Each year, the region’s aspiring stars converge in Malaysia to compete for honours.
This year, a full field of 120 golfers from throughout the Asia Pacific region is once again expected when the tournament gets underway next month. The MGA will be sending their leading junior players like Daeng Abdul Rahman, Galven Kendall Green, Bryan Teoh who were members of the 2015 SEA Games team and Ashley Lau and Loy Hee Ying,to lead the national charge.
Daeng and Ashley finished third overall in the boys and girls categories last year and will have the opportunity to outdo rivals this year. The local golfers will be aiming to make up for their misses last year where both categories were claimed by foreigners, Park Sang-ho (South Korea) and HarmieConstantino (Philippines). Both Sang-ho and Harmie will be back to defend their titles.
Galven, younger brother of former 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open winner, Gavin Kyle, was tied fourth last year and could well spring a surprise and make it second title for the Green family since 2009. That was also a sensational year for Malaysia as Kelly Tan made it a grand double by claiming the girls’ title.
“Our players are committed and have been training hard this past year. I believe they will be able to deliver their best on this 10th anniversary of our premier junior event. It will be a fitting gift to 100PLUS who have been our loyal sponsors all these years,” said Senator Tan Sri Anwar MohdNor, President of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA).
“I would like to thank 100PLUS for their continued support. This tournament has gone a long way contributing to the development of our young players.”
He also thanked KGSAAS for agreeing to host the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open this year. “This is a prestigious club and we thank them for their contribution to the development of junior golf in Malaysia,” said Tan Sri Anwar at the Press Conference to announce details of this year’s event.
Also present at the Press Conference were Ms Cariessa Goh, Corporate Affairs Manager of F&N Beverages Marketing SdnBhd, Ms Leong Wai Yin, Marketing Manager of 100PLUS and Datuk Kamal Harun, F&N Consultant.
The players will benefit tremendously from the qualities of 100PLUS especially when they compete in what are likely to be very hot and humid conditions. 100PLUS will provide the necessary hydration for the players as they go flat out to deliver their best.
In conjunction with the tenth edition, the sponsors will provide laptops to the overall boys and girls winners. The first hole-in-one winner will also receive a laptop. Meanwhile, the best performing Malaysian boy and girl will win an all-expenses paid trip to play in the China Junior Open.
Players will start arriving on Aug 10 where they will be allowed to play a practise round. The tournament proper starts the following day with a cut-off scheduled after the second day of competition.