Desmond Kim carded an 80 for a 8-over 234 (72, 72, 80) to cruise to a comfortable win in the 2016 Faldo Series Singapore Championship. Donovan Lee finished 5 shots behind on 13-over 229 (74, 76, 79) to take the Boys’ Division title. In the Girls’ Division, Erika Layson (79, 77, 78) beat Denise Wong (77, 74, 83) on count back to take the girls’ title.
Vice President SGA CS Kong and SGA Executive Board members, Lee Lian Hong, Lyn Sen and Goh Kui Hwa, attended the prize presentation lunch. Also present at the prize presentation was the President of the Moscow Golf Federation, Minister Sergey Cheremin. Both VP SGA and President Moscow Golf Federation exchanged gifts to commemorate the visit of the junior Russian golfers to Singapore.
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Winner of the 2016 FSSC, Desmond Kim, posing with VP SGA CS Kong.
Boys’ Division winner Donovan Lee receiving his trophy from Lee Lian Hong.
Girls’ Division winner Erika Layson receiving her trophy.
Boys’ Division runner up Warren Lee posing with SGA Exec Board member Lyn Sen.
Girls’ Division runner up Denise Wong receiving her medal from Lyn Sen.
President Moscow Golf Federation, Minister Sergey Cheremin presenting a gift to VP SGA CS Kong.
Russian players posing with officials of both golf associations.
23 Nov 2016
Desmond Kim shoots another even par 72 on day two to build a comfortable 6 shot cushion entering the final round of the Faldo Series Singapore Championship tomorrow. Donovan Lee remains in second position at 6-over 150 ( 74, 76) whilst Denise Wong is in sole third position after a 2-over 74 put her at 7-over 151 (77, 74). Brandon Han is in fourth spot at 11-over 155 (79, 76) and Erika Layson (79, 77) and Bryan Bolte (77, 79) are tied at 12-over 156.
Karasev Alexey carded a two round total of 14-over 158 (78, 80) to be in tenth position. He is the only Russian player to make the cut for the final round.
The field has been cut to the top 60% of players in both divisions for the final round tomorrow. The overall winner and the divisional winner of each division will represent Singapore at the 2017 Faldo Series Asia Grand Final that will be held in Vietnam.
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Desmond Kim leads round one of the Faldo Series Singapore Championship with an even par 72. Donovan Lee is two shots back at 2-over 74. Three players are tied in third position at 5-over 77 and they are Denise Wong, Bryan Bolte and Fabian Fernandez. At 6-over 78 are Nicole Mok and Moscow Golf Federation player Alexey Karazev. He is the only Russian player who is adapting and playing well under the local conditions. His fellow companions, Ivanova Maria, Goleva Maria and Lyakhovoy Nikita are not faring so well and are very much further behind in the field.
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Round 1 leader, Desmond Kim (right) with Karasev Alexey.
From left: Fabian Fernandez, Teng Shao Xuan and Justin Kuk.
From left: Goleva Maria, Denise Wong and Erika Layson.
From left: Ivanova Maria, Nicole Mok and Cleo Ang.
From left: Andre Chong, Donovan Lee and Lyakhovoy Nikita.
21 Nov 16
There will be 55 junior golfers, comprising 23 girls and 32 boys, who will participate in the 2016 Faldo Series Singapore Championship. The tournament will be held at Jurong Country Club from 22 – 24 Nov 16. Players will compete in two divisions, ie, Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions.
There are also four junior golfers from the Moscow Golf Federation who have been invited to participate in this tournament. They are part of a delegation who are in Singapore for an official economic conference called the ‘Days of Moscow’ organised by the Government of Moscow. The objective is to promote friendly ties through golf between the Moscow Golf Federation and SGA.
The four junior golfers from the Moscow Golf Federation.