UUM was named the best team of the overall championship when it won four (4) categories namely Men's Individual Gross, Women's Individual Gross, Men's Team Gross and Women's Team Gross.
UUM National Golf Academy (UUMNGA) players, Muhd Afif Muhd Razif and Hillferah Tan were announced as the winners of the Men’s and Women’s Individual Gross after carded 222 strokes and 238 strokes during the three-day tournament for the second successive year.
Muhd Afif and Albright Chong Min Soon who represented Team UUM1won the Men's Team Gross with 466 strokes. Meanwhile, Team UUM A represented by Hillferah Tan and Nurul Syahirah Nasir carded 482 strokes to win the title of Women’s Team Gross.
Apart from that, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) team won the Men's Team Nett with 433 strokes, Nur Afifah Razif from Community Colleges Sports Council championed the Women's Individual Nett with 232 strokes and Lukmanul Hakim Sazali representing UiTM won the Men's Individual Nett when recorded 209 strokes.
The prizes were given out by the Secretary of Sports of Higher Education Department (KPT), Hazally Jali.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc Prof Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Karim who read the Vice-Chancellor’s speech at the Closing and Prize Giving Ceremony of the IPT Golf Championship 2016 said that the 6th edition of the tournament was participated by about 80 amateur golfers from Public Universities, Private Universities, Community Colleges and Polytechnics.
"This championship is also the best platform for UUM and KPT to find amateur players to represent Malaysia at the World University Golf Championship in Brive-La-Gaillarde, France from 22 to 26 June 2016," he said.
In his speech too, he said the KPT Golf Sport Excellence Centre based in UUM had successfully churned out more than 10 professional players since it was launched in 2011.
Present at the event were Director of Kedah Sports Council, Mohamad Rizal Mohamad Radzi; Director of UUMNGA, Assoc Prof Dr Azman Yasin; Registrar, Mohamad Akhir Haji Yusuf; Director of UUM Security Department, DSP (KS) Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Noor @ Muhammad and UUM officials.
Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh
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