JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club 

The 2019 JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club is underway and players from 13 countries are competing to gain a ranking or improve upon their existing ranking on the Junior Order of Merit – the source for AJGA PBE Status in Asia. Local first-time JGTA competitors, as well as JGTA veterans, have set the pace for the tournament in round one.

In the Boy’s Division, 2017-2018 All-Asia Team Honoree Pongsapak Laopakdee (2023) of Rayong, Thailand sits tied for the lead after firing 35-33 for a score of 4-under-par 68. Laopakdee played his last 8 holes 4-under-par. Sitting tied with Laopakdee is Jakarta local Kentaro Nanayama (2021). Nanayama’s round was fairly steady and featured 6 birdies.

Another Indonesian local, Gabriel Hansel Hari (2021) of Tangerang, Indonesia, is in second place. Bergas Batara Anargya (2021) of Jakarta, Indonesia, Masaki Ujiie (2020) of Guam, USA, William Sun (2020) of (Canada) Beijing, China, and Johnathan Xavier Hartono (2022) of Indonesia sit tied for third place.

In the Girl’s Division, Mariel Isabella Tee (2020) of Pasig City, Philippines is in the lead. Tee fired 35-36 for a 1-under-par score of 71. This is Tee’s third JGTA start and she is in the hunt for her first JGTA victory. Trailing Tee by one stroke is current Junior Order of Merit leader and 2018 JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore Champion Amy Gao (2021) of Shanghai, China. Gao fired 33-39 in route to a score of even-par 72.

Yulin Chen (2021) of Guangzhou, China, Irene Wang (2020) of Beijing, China, and Eila Galitsky (2025) of Chiang Mai, Thailand are tied for third place.

The second round of the JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club takes place tomorrow, January 3.

To view round one results and round two tee times, click here.

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About the JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club

The JGTA Bogor Junior Championship hosted by Sentul Highlands Golf Club is making its debut January 2-4, 2019 as the second tournament on the JGTA’s 2018-2019 schedule. The event is sanctioned by the JGTA and awards AJGA PBE Status per Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the JGTA and only source for AJGA PBE Status in Asia. Additionally, the event is sanctioned by Persatuan Golf Indonesia (PGI). The official host venue of the event, Sentul Highlands Golf Club, is an award-winning facility that is sure to test Asia’s top-ranked junior golfers.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the sanctioning body for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific and governing committee for junior golf tournaments that allow junior golfers to pursue an AJGA and college golf career. The Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the JGTA, is the source for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status in Asia, giving junior golfers a platform to advance their college golf standing and hone their game in recognized events in the offseason.

The JGTA is dedicated to upholding the mission, values, standards, and principles of the AJGA, in addition to following the rules and policies of the AJGA and its PBE system.

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