UUM ONLINE: For the first time, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) National Golf Academy (UUMNGA) and the Kedah Junior Golf Committee in collaboration with the Kedah State Education Department, and the Darulaman Golf Association as well as the Kedah State Sports Council organised the Kedah Junior Circuit Golf Tournament Series 1 on April 28 at the UUM Golf and Recreation Club.
UUM became venue for the start of the series of tournaments and the UUM Student Golf Association comprising of students of UUMNGA was entrusted to lead the championship course as the secretariat.
The closing ceremony cum prize giving ceremony was officiated by the Director of Student Affairs, Dr Mohd Dino Khairri Shariffuddin.
In his speech he said Kedah Junior Circuit Golf Tournament held for the first time hopes to become a platform to identify new talent in the sport of golf as well as to continue efforts to engage the interest and involvement of more students in the sport.
"The tournament has also created its own history by becoming the only state-level golf tournament involving all school students from across the country.
"We also engage the assistance of the students at UUMNGA as the secretariat so that they can acquire new experience in handling big events such as this which involve the outside community," he said.
He also added that the tournament would also be the best venue for the Kedah State Education Department and Kedah State Sports Council to select the best golfers to represent the state in tournaments such as the Malaysia Schools Sports Council (MSSM) and the Malaysian Games (Sukma).
Among the categories contested during the tournament were Men's Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 and Women’s Under-12, 15 and 18.
For the Men’s category, Mr. Muhammad Nurhadie (score 96), Mr. Hadi Badrul Bahari (score 84) and Mr. Muhammad Zamri Zafry (score 85) won the men's under 18, under 15 and under 12 years old respectively.
While Ms. Anis Waheeda Adnan (score 106), Ms. Sunitha (score 103) and Ms. Nur Ain Qistina (score 112) emerged winners of the Women’s under 18, under 15 and under 12 years old categories respectively.
Also present were Mr. Mohd Rom Muslim, the Deputy Director (Management and Training) UUMNGA; UUM officials, the secretariat of the UUM Alumni Golf Association and members of the Kedah Junior Golf Committee.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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