Fadhil Yunus |
THE best golfing talents of South East Asia and beyond will converge on one stage at the 54th South East Asia Amateur Golf Team Championship next week at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.
Hosted by the Brunei Darussalam Golf Association (BDGA) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), a combination of young and rising stars and experienced golfers will represent their nationalities to chase for supremacy.
Thailand’s duo of Danthai Boonma and Natipong Srithong have both been enjoying a measure of success in previous years especially in the big tournaments.
Danthai is a bronze medallist in the individuals’ event of the 2nd Asian Youth Games and the 2nd Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
Ranked 1,555th in the world, Danthai best performances to date on a senior level participation were claiming bronze in the team event in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and gold in both the individual and team events in the 27th SEA Games last year.
His compatriot Natipong was a silver medallist at the 26th SEA Games in 2011. He also finished fourth in the recently held 17th Asian Games.
Philippines’s star sensation Princess Mary G Superal will lead the charge for her country whose collective set of accomplishments both domestically and around the world signifies they are a force to be reckoned with.
Filipino ace Ruperto C Zaragosa III announced his arrival in spectacular fashion after winning the Callaway Junior World Golf
Championships in the 11-12 years age category back in 2010.
Princess Mary G Superal has a strong reputation topped up with her successes winning back-to-back titles in the San Diego Junior Masters and lifting the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship crown in 2010.
A qualified professional golf instructor by profession, Princess also finished second in the Callaway Junior World Championship in a highly successful year in 2010.
Princess’ most successful score to date was perhaps her victory in the US Girls Junior Championships this year at the Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Born in Los Angeles and now resides in Quezon City, Clare Amelia P Legaspi has a reputable pedigree in golf following her gold medal success in the 2nd Asian Youth Games in 2013.
Eighteen-year-old Justin Raphael E Quiban’s best result in the world junior championship was ninth in Jakarta in 2011.
Like Ruperto, Pauline Del Rosario is also proven on the world stage after claiming the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship crown in 2013.