The Hong Kong Golf Club. will host the 2017 Asia-Pacific Golf
Confederation’s (APGC) Junior Championship - Mitsubishi
Corporation Cup from 30 August to 1 September 2017.
The championship is the latest
addition to the Hong Kong Golf Association’s (HKGA) active hosting calendar. Each year, the
HKGA hosts over 30 tournaments, with 38 scheduled in 2017 alone,
making it one of Hong Kong’s most active national sports associations.
The HKGA also sanctions the
prestigious Hong Kong Open, the city’s oldest professional
sporting event, which will mark its 59th anniversary later this
“The HKGA is delighted to have the
opportunity to host the Asia-Pacific Junior Championship,” said
Harald Dudok van Heel, President of the HKGA. “The
tournament is a welcome addition to an already busy calendar of
HKGA-hosted events and offers an exciting competitive opportunity
for Hong Kong’s premier junior golfers. We look forward to
welcoming the region’s top junior players in August.”
The tournament field
draws the top juniors from across the 45 member regional
confederation and follows the Youth Olympic Games format, pairing
a single male and female player in each team.
During the first round, teams play four-ball; in the second round
- a foursome; and in the final round, the boys and girls play individually (stroke play).
Players who are 17
years or under as of 30 August are eligible and each APGC member
can enter a maximum of two teams, with the exception of the hosts,
who are allowed to enter three teams.
be announced at the completion of the registration period in July.
The leading individual male player (in round
three’s individual play competition) will be invited to take part
in the Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup 2017, which
will be held in Japan in September.
individual female player (in round three’s stroke play) will be
invited to take part in the 2018 Korea Women's Open in June 2018.
Last year’s tournament in Chinese Taipei drew entries
from 18 APGC members, as well as an invited team from the European
Hong Kong was represented by
male athletes Kevin Wu Sho-wai, who finished tied fourth in the
2016 Hong Kong Men Close Amateur championship, and Yue Ho-yin, who
finished seventh in the Amateur Championship last year.
The ladies entries were Queenie Lai Ying-tung
placed finisher in the 2016 Hong Kong Junior Close Championship
(girls aged 15-17) and 13-year old Xin Yi-wang, winner of the 2016
Infinite Junior Golf Tour.
The pairing of Lai and
Yue finished T16th overall while Xin and Wu finished 21st amongst
the 35 participating teams.
“Since the inception of the Mitsubishi Corporation Cup
in 2015, the tournament has gone from strength to strength and
become a sought after opportunity for Asia’s top young golfers to
test their mettle in an exciting competitive format,” said Mr
Kyungjae Lee, General Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Golf
Confederation. “We look forward to bringing the
Mitsubishi Cup to Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Golf Club for the
first time this summer and are confident that our partners, the
Hong Kong Golf Association, will deliver another premier
being established in 2015, the tournament has been dominated by
South Korea, whose teams have won the event for the both of the
first two years.
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