The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing

The final 18 holes of play at The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing were packed with low scores and first-time feats. Asia’s top-ranked junior golfers answered the call this week at Foshan Golf Club, official host venue of the event and host of the European Challenge Tour event, the Foshan Open.

For the first time in JGTA history, the girl’s battled it out on the 18th hole after finishing the final round tied at 3-under-par. At the end of the day, it was Macau native Ieong Sin Kuan (2020) who took home the trophy in the Girl’s Division. She fired scores of 73-69-71 for a 3-under-par tournament total of 213. She is the first ever JGTA Champion from Macau.

“I think my play was better than yesterday – my irons were better and my putting was good. I want to thank the JGTA, Foshan Golf Club, Tradewinds Furnishing, and my mom for supporting me”, she said.

Taking home 2nd place for the Girl’s Division is Yiyang Xu (2021), currently ranked T26 on the Junior Order of Merit. This event was Xu’s second JGTA event after debuting in the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay, where she finished 14th. Tied for 3rd were Phoebe Peng (2022) of Shenzhen, China and Eila Galitsky (2025) of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Both finished the 54-hole tournament for a 4-over-par tournament total of 220.

Songge Jiang (2021) of Zhangjiagang, China, showed no sign of stopping after firing scores of 71-70-69 for a 6-under-par tournament total of 210. Jiang made his JGTA debut and subsequent Junior Order of Merit ranking after finishing T10 at the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay this past February.

“I would like to thank Foshan Golf Club, the JGTA, and Tradewinds Furnishing – it actually helps a lot of great players in Asia to play AJGA”, he said.

Zhongyu (Zach) Zhang (2022) of Kunming, China, and Hsiao Che Yang (2021) of Tainan, Taiwan finished tied for 2nd with tournament totals of 2-under-par 214. Both players finished the day with two birdies on their score card.

“Thank you to The JGTA for having the opportunity for Tradewinds Furnishing to support junior golf. Hope the junior players had fun and gained experience in the Event.” – Lyra Zhen, Deputy General Manager, Tradewinds Furnishing.

The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing will forever mark a pivotal moment in the history of the JGTA. The final event to build a ranking on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit is the Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World Championship 2019, taking place May 21-23 at Damai Indah Golf’s Pantai Indah Kapuk course.

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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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