Previously called the IHL KSU-KPM Trophy Golf Championship, the tournament is set to begin from 8 to 10 May 2015 at the Amverton Cove Golf & Beach Resort, Carey Island, Selangor.
In his speech, UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak said that the tournament which has been successfully organised for five consecutive years, is perhaps the only golf tournament organised with participants from educational institutions in Malaysia in mind. And so far the tournament has successfully spawned many new golfing talents who have created brilliant successes for the nation at international level.
"In addition to providing students with the opportunity to develop their talents and expand their learning experience to compete in the national golf championship, it will also increase the level of prestige of golf among university students and this will indirectly attract more university students to participate in the sports," he said at the 2015 IHL Golf Championship press conference at the EDC-UUM this morning.
He also reiterated that the number of entries participating in the tournament this year has also improved and this has gained recognition from the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM). Participants who take part in the tournament stand a chance to gain World Amateur Golf Ranking Point s.
"The tournament will also provide 20 school students with the opportunity to participate as invites in this tournament on the last day of the championship. As such, these students will be afforded with the much needed experience and exposure in competitive golfing. Also, the tournament will enable UUM and MOE to scout for new talents to be highlighted in the sport of golf in the future."
"In addition, UUM hopes to take the tournament to a higher level where the participants of this tournament will earn points for the World Amateur Golf Ranking Point. This will indirectly motivate participants to compete more competitively."
All in all participants will compete against each other in a total of seven categories, namely overall Champion, Men's Individual Gross, Men’s Team Gross, Men's Team Nett, Women’s Individual Gross, Women’s Team Gross and Women's Team Nett. A total of 20 players made up of 14 men and six women will represent UUM in the Championship.
Also present were Assistant Secretary Coordination Section, Sports Division Higher Education Sector, Ministry of Education, Mr. Tony Azman Hassan, Director of the Chancellery, Mr. Ahmad Rasidi Abdullah, Director of the National Golf Academy (NGA), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azman Yasin and UUMNGA students.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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