Hong Kong to Host Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship

Golf - Mitsubishi Corporation Cup
By Bill Cox, Epoch Times
July 4, 2017 10:43 pm Last Updated: July 4, 2017 10:48 pm

The Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) will host the 2017 Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation’s (APGC) Junior Championship – Mitsubishi Corporation Cup from 30 August to 1 September 2017 at the Hong Kong Golf Club. 

 The championship is the latest addition to the HKGA’s hosting calendar.

 “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,” he added.

 “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 competition,” added Mr Lee. 

 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.

 Entries will be announced at the completion of the registration period in July