Round One of The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing

The first round of China’s first Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) event, The 2019 Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing, taking place this week at Foshan Golf Club, is in the books. 36 holes remain until champions will be crowned.

In the Girl’s Division, Nga Wun (Tiffany) Wu (2020) of Hong Kong and Ieong Sin Kuan (2020) of Macau both fired scores of 2-under-par 70 and are tied for the lead after 18 holes. This is Wu’s third JGTA event and she sits in sixth place on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the Tour. Kuan is a first-time JGTA competitor.

Trailing Wu is the lowest JGTA Junior Order of Merit rank holder in the field –  Eila Galitsky (2025) of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Yulin Chen (2021) of Guangzhou, and Irene Wang (2020) of Beijing with first-round scores of even-par 72.

In the Boy’s Division, Zhongyu (Zach) Zhang (2022) of Kunming, China sits in the lead after firing 34-35 for a first round score of 3-under-par 69.

Sihan Chen (2023) of Nanjing, China, Songge Jiang (2021) of Zhangjiagang, China and HanZhe Zhou (2021) of Chengdu, China are tied for second with scores of 2-under-par 70.

Two rounds separate champions from greatness.

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About The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing
Set to take place April 2 – 4, The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing will be JGTA’s first in mainland China and the next stop on the Tour’s annual schedule of events. The host venue of the event is Foshan Golf Club, located in the city of Foshan, just outside Guangzhou, China.

About Tradewinds Furnishing
Tradewinds Furnishing was founded in 1993 and is a global leader in furniture design, manufacturing, and distribution. Tradewinds Furnishing has worked with brands such as Disney Group and Calvin Klein and has outfitted facilities in the U.S., Egypt, China, Australia, and more. This is the second event on the JGTA’s annual schedule that they have sponsored, the first being the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishing Singapore.

About Foshan Golf Club
Foshan Golf Club has been well known as one of the best 18-hole world championship golf venues in China. The club has been awarded “Golfers Choice Awards” “Top Ten Extraordinary Golf Courses in 2018” award and “Golf Digest” “2016-2017 China Top 100 Golf Courses” award, among a laundry list of others. Additionally, Foshan Golf Club hosts the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open yearly. Accompanying the club is Canton First Estate, a superb international ecological community of residential property.

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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