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Ervin and Nur Durriyah are the inaugural Malaysian Junior Closed champs

Kuala Lumpur, June 7: Ervin Chang and Nur Durriyah Damian emerged as the champions of the inaugural Malaysian Junior Closed Championship presented by Golf House and Mizuno at Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) today.

14-year-old Ervin shot a closing 2-over-par 74 to finish with a 6-over-par 222 total and take Boys’ title by two shots over Kuhanesh Ganesan who carded a final round of 76 for 3-day total of 8-over-par 224.  Third place went to KGPA’s own Ranjeesh Sathuraman on 226, one shot ahead of Paul San.

“I knew that I have a chance to win if I did not make any silly mistakes,” Ervin said. “I was so happy when I scored birdies on holes 1 and 2 which boosted my confidence to win today.”

Nur Durriyah meanwhile coasted to a 10-shot win in the Girls’ division, firing a closing 77 to finish on 7-over-par 223. Sarfina Vinota Seretharan took second place on 233, two shots ahead of Genevieve Ling.

“I am really happy to win the inaugural Malaysian Junior Closed,” Durriyah said. “However, I wished that I could have finished with a better score than 7-over-par.”

Conducted by the Malaysian Golf Association, the Malaysian Junior Closed saw a field of 79 boys and 29 girls, aged 12 to 18, from 13 states taking part. The tournament was played on KGPA’s Hills and Lakes Nines.

 

Results:

Boys

222 – ERVIN CHANG 70-78-74

224 – KUHANESH GANESAN 73-75 -76

226 – RANJEESH SATHURAMAN 76-72-78

227 – PAUL SAN WENG YAU 75-79-73

232 – AMIR NAZRIN JAILANI 76-81-75

234 – ALBRIGHT CHONG 77-79-78; AIZAT NAZHIEF 73-80-81

236 – MUHAMMAD AFZAL MOHD ZUBIR 79-82-75

237 – MOHAMMAD ASYRAAF ROSLI 79-84-74; SAZANUR IMAN SALENIN 82-79-76; KENNETH LUI 81-76-80; FAZDLY AHMAD CHUA 79-74-84; BRYAN TEOH 75-77-85

Girls

223 – NUR DURRIYAH DAMIAN 70-76-77

233 – SARFINA VINOTA SERETHARAN 78-77-78

235 – GENEVIEVE LING I- RYNN 80-76-79

242 – ASHA LAKSHME 78-82-82

243 – SITI ZULAIKHAA SHAARI 80-83-80

248 – CELINE LIM 85-80-83; NUR ELIANA 83-81-84

254 – ASHLEY LAU 86-79-89

255 – LIM AI LYNN 84-83-88

256 – LAI WAN WEI 79-86-91


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