Justin Lok and Isabella Leung were the big winners at the rain-affected le coq sportif Hong Kong Junior Close Championship, which took place at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club early last month.
Lok, 14, defeated Michael Regan Wong on the first hole of a play-off after the pair tied at 152 (12-over-par) to win the boys' division. Playing the tough par-5 18th in sudden death, Lok's regulation par was good enough to claim victory in a closely fought event that saw five other players finish within two shots of the winning total.
In the girls' category, University of Hawaii-bound Isabella Leung overcame the in-form Michelle Cheung, who made the cut at the World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills in May, to claim her maiden Junior Close title by two shots. Mimi Ho, a former winner of this event, placed third, a further two strokes adrift.
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