JGTA Spotlight 

The summer season is in full swing and players from the Junior Golf Tour of Asia are at the forefront of the action. Players from the JGTA are just getting started, many of which have not competed in AJGA events and other events thus far this summer. Over the next few weeks, we are sure to see more and more players from Asia towards the top of leaderboards in high-level junior golf tournaments. Check out some of the best performances from JGTA players thus far below:

Camille Boyd Qualifies for US Girls’ Junior

Camille Boyd (2020) of (USA) Shanghai, China qualified for the US Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld after firing a score of 1-under-par 71 at Corral De Tierra Country Club in Salinas, California. The US Girls’ Junior arguably sports the strongest field of girls in junior golf.

Camille Boyd (2020) of (USA) Shanghai, China is a JGTA champion as well as Junior Order of Merit Champion. She won the first event in JGTA history, the Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by dwell Student Living. She is currently ranked 33rd in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Hoi Ki Lau Finishes Runner-Up

Hoi Ki Lau (2022) of Hong Kong, SAR’s first AJGA event of the season, the Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star, was her best finish to date in an AJGA event. She shot 70-74-69 to finish T2. Last season, she competed in the event and finished T29 – a huge step up after a great season competing on the JGTA.

Lau finished T4 at the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay, T5 at The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing, and sixth at the ATI Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World 2019 presented by AKI. Lau finished 9th on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, and the AJGA PBE Status that she earned through her final ranking on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit was used to enter the Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star.

Kentaro Nanayama Finishes Top-15

Just weeks after winning the ATI Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World 2019 presented by AKI at 10-under-par, Kentaro Nanayama (2021) of Jakarta, Indonesia captured a solid top-15 finish at the AJGA Lake Las Vegas Junior hosted by Danielle Kang. Nanayama fired 73-70-73 for the week.

Nanayama is the first Boy’s two-time JGTA Champion (also won the JGTA Bogor Junior Championship Hosted By Sentul Highlands Golf Club) and is looking to make a big statement this summer on the AJGA circuit. Nanayama finished second on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit this year and this was his first time competing in an AJGA event.

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About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia
The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

The JGTA strictly adheres to the competitive entry principles of its partners and the highest standards of performance based entry, to ensure the most competitive tournament fields at all times.

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