Winter Wonders

Shinichi and Tiffany live up to their billing as pre-event favourites with comfortable wins at Kau Sai Chau at the end of 2010

Tiffany Chan underlined her status as the best female golfer in Hong Kong with her fourth straight Mizuno Winter Junior Championship girls' title, while Shinichi Mizuno proved his credentials as one of the rising stars of the local men's game by topping the overall boys' division.

The first day of the 36-hole tournament, held on the South Course at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, was played in particularly windy conditions, which made the par-69 Gary Player-designed layout a far more difficult test than its relatively diminutive yardage might suggest. Ambrose Tam, led the way in the overall boys' category with a respectable 77. Mizuno, was one back, while Anthony Tam, the reigning champion and no relation to Ambrose, was a further shot adrift on 79.

The second day was a different story, however. In far calmer conditions, Mizuno, a former Hong Kong Junior Close champion, showed his class with a stellar one-under-par 68 to walk away with the title. Ambrose placed second, seven shots back, following a 76, although he had the consolation of claiming the 13-14 age title. Talented Marcus Lam leapt up the leaderboard into third spot thanks to a solid 72. Liu Lok-tin, the star of 2010 after collecting both the Hong Kong Amateur Close and Open titles, was off his game however. His two-round total of 158 (20-over-par) left his well off the pace in a share of fifth.

In the girls' section, Chan led from start to finish, rounds of 74 and 76 giving her a three-shot cushion over fellow Hong Kong international Michelle Cheung. Kitty Tam, whose wonderfully languid swing enables her to drive the ball impressive distances, showed signs of a return to form – her second round of 77 earned her third spot (and also victory in the 13-14 age group), one better than Mimi Ho and Cheria Heng who tied for fourth.

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1 Shinichi Mizuno 78 68 146

2 Ambrose Tam 77 76 153

3 Marcus Lam 84 72 156

4 Anthony Tam 79 78 157

5= Liu Lok-tin 81 77 158

Terrence Ng 80 78 158

7= Tom Scott 87 73 160

Jackie Chan 84 76 160

Matthew Cheung 83 77 160

10= Antony Lung 85 77 162


1 Tiffany Chan 74 76 150

2 Michelle Cheung 77 76 153

3 Kitty Tam 86 77 163

4= Mimi Ho 85 79 164

Cheria Heng 84 80 164

6 Kimberley Wong 86 81 167

7 Christy Chong 85 85 170

8= Michelle Ho 92 82 174

Emily Vickie Leung 91 83 174

10 Carol Ho 91 86 177

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