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 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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