Round one Recap at #JGTAHongKong

Round one of the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay has come to an end. Players from 11 countries are putting their skills to the test against one of the strongest fields in the history of junior golf in Asia. The top of the leader board is cramped with low scores and one thing is certain, it is going to take three days of impeccable play to take home a win.

In the Boy’s Division, Jui-Tung Wu (2021) of Kaohsiung, Taiwan holds the lead after firing 36-32 for a round of 2-under-par 68. Wu had 6 birdies on the day and he holds a one-shot lead heading into moving day. This is Wu’s second career JGTA event.

Three players sit tied for second place at 1-under-par 69 – Hsiao Che Yang (2021) of Tainan, Taiwan, Gabriel Hansel Hari (2021) of Jakarta, Indonesia, and 2017-2018 All-Asia Team Member Pongsapak Laopakdee (2023) of Rayong, Thailand.

In the Girl’s Division, Hong Kong local Chloe Chan (2021) holds the round one lead. Chan fired 35-34 for a first round score of 1-under-par 69. Chan finished 5th in the 2018 Phuket Junior Open last season and if she holds on to win she would become the first JGTA champion from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong local Lok Yin Stephanie Wong (2021) sits in second place after shooting 35-35 for a score of even-par 70. Hoi Ki Lau (2022) of Hong Kong and Yuqi Liu (2023) of Beijing, China are tied for third place after shooting one-over-par scores of 71.

Round 2 of the JGTA Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay takes place tomorrow, February 21.

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About the JGTA Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay
The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is headed to Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club in Hong Kong February 20-22, 2019. The field will feature top-ranked juniors from over 10 countries across the Asia-Pacific and abroad, including multiple AJGA Champions and top-200 players on the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The award-winning Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, which opened its doors in 1982, has played host to multiple prestigious events, including what is currently the last stop on the PGA Tour Series China, The Clearwater Bay Open, as well as the Omega PGA Championships and the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

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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