The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing Field

China’s very first JGTA event, The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing, takes place this week at Foshan Golf Club in the South China city of Foshan. The field is comprised of 78 of Asia’s best AJGA and JGTA members, many of which are currently ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the tour. A few new names are in the field, and there is no telling who will come out on top.

Players from 9 countries including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Australia, Fiji, Canada, and the U.S. are teeing it up this week and 350+ AJGA PBE Stars are represented in the field. Below are players to keep your eye on throughout the week on JGTA’s Live Scoring:

JGTA Junior Order of Merit and All-Asia Team Stars

In the Girls Division, Eila Galitsky (2025) of Chiang Mai, Thailand is the lowest ranked player on the Junior Order of Merit in the field – sitting forth for two consecutive events. She finished second in the Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore and T4 at the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay. Trailing just behind Galitsky is Yulin Chen (2021) of Guangzhou, China and Nga Wun (Tiffany) Wu (2020) of Hong Kong.

Making her first debut this season is Columbia University commit and 2017-2018 JGTA All-Asia team member Annie Sun (2019) of Beijing, China. Her best JGTA finish in her JGTA career was runner up at the 2017 Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by dwell Student Living. Sun has a handful of AJGA top-10s under her belt.

In the Boys Division, it is Markus Lam (2023) of Hong Kong who has the lowest rank on the Junior Order of Merit Ranking in the field. Lam sits fifth in the rankings – a pivotal position for the Hong Kong native to be as he heads into his 3rd event of the season. Lam finished 2nd at the Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore and T10 at the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay. Just one spot back from Lam is Masaki Ujiie (2020) of Guam, USA who is no stranger to the top 10. Closely behind Ujiie is HanZhe Zhou (2021) of Chengdu, China and Jui-Tung Wu (2021) of Kaohsiung, Taiwan – both with T3 finishes at the Hong Kong Junior Classic at Clearwater Bay.

First Time JGTA Competitors

Yiyang Xu (2021) of Shanghai holds the second lowest Rolex AJGA Ranking in The Southern Junior field. She has yet to compete on the JGTA but has a T5 finish at the AJGA / CJGA Junior Championship where she fired 71-72-72. Additionally, Leong Sin Kuan (2020) of Macau has a T8 finish at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo under her belt and looks to make a statement at her first JGTA event.

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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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