Koh Sock Hwee Wins 25th SLGA Amateur Open Championship
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July 4, 2014, Orchid Country: It took seven years for another Singaporean to win the championship. Melissa Loh was the last Singaporean to win it in 2007.
Koh Sock Hwee took the title 3 strokes ahead of New Zealander Wenyung Keh. In turn Wenyung edged out Australian Gennai Goodwin on count back, who then had to settle for the 2nd runner up spot.
Sock Hwee played steady and solid picking up a total of 5 birdies. She dropped two shots playing boogies on the par 4 8th hole and par 3 13th but kept her focus to finish the round 3 under 70 for total three-day score of 217.
Wenyung started the day 6 strokes behind the overnight leaders of Qistina Balqis and Inez Wanamarta and 5 strokes behind Sock Hwee. She shot a superb three under to finish on a total of 220.
Gennai started the day poorly, but finished up brilliantly picking up 4 birdies over 7 holes to end with a round of 1 under 72. The 19 year old found ” a fire burning in my belly” after a birdie on the par 5 12th hole and closed out 16th, 17th and 18th with back-to-back birdies.
Ever composed, and humble, Sock Hwee only smiled after she sank her putt on the 18th for par, but the Singapore amateur players showed their joy by cheering and splashing her with water as she walked off the 18th.
Typically low-key, her first words when asked how she was feeling, “My shoes are wet! And, I’m relieved to have won.”
We, Sock Hwee, are so happy for you, and you made us proud that you did win!
The SLGA wishes to thank all who participated, both local and from overseas, and all who contributed in ways big and small to make the event a success.
“I, especially wish to extend the Association’s thanks to our hole-in-one sponsor Jaermann & Stübi, The Timepiece Of Golf” said SLGA President Ms Loh Ju Fern.View all News & Updates