UUM ONLINE: The Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) Golf Tournament Grand Final SUKIPT 2018 saw the golf team from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) topped the event in full swing when it took home two gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals.
The UUM Golf Athlete were in a class of their own when Mr. Sazanur Iman Salenin and Mr. Muhammad Afif Muhammad Razif won gold medals respectively for the Men's Overall Category and Men's Grand Finals Category.
Despite the fierce competition and pressure from other competitors, especially from the team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Mr. Sazanur did not falter when he remained focused and won the gold medal for the event by accumulating 32 points against the other competitors.
Meanwhile, Afif, who only scored 76 strokes on the first day of the tournament, managed to rise on the second day when he successfully achieved five birdies 67 shots which ultimately placed him in the first position.
With 76 strokes on the last day and collecting 219 overall strokes was enough for Afif to win the title for the Grand Finals Men’s Category.
Afif also contributed silver for the Men's Overall Category.
Director of UUM National Golf Academy, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azman Yasin commented on the success, praising the outstanding performance of the UUM team.
"The excellent performance of UUM's golf player at SUKIPT 2018 is indeed a thing to be very proud of. I am very pleased when the players remained hopeful despite performing rather badly on the first day of the tournament, high fighting spirit is what must be inculcated amongst the athletes in every tournament they join,"he said.
The women's categories too did not disappoint, fellow representative Ms. Tham Soot Yuet contributed two silver medals (one silver medal for the Grand Finals Women’s Category and one silver medal for the Women’s Overall Category).
Another female athlete, Ms. Nurul Syahirah Afiqah Saparudin was also listed as a person who contributed medals when she presented UUM with two bronze medals (one bronze medal for Grand Final Women’s Category and one bronze for the Overall Women’s Category).
The SUKIPT golf event which lasted for 3 days from 7 - 9 February at the Danau Golf Club, UKM managed to attract 70 participants competing in this tournament.
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