Top Junior Golfers to Play at Selangor Masters, Thanks to Etiqa

06/18/2011

Kuala Lumpur – The Selangor  International Junior Masters 2011, presented by Etiqa  Insurance and
Takaful,  ended  today  and  rewarded  its  top  4  junior  golfers  with  a  place  to  play  at  the  upcoming
Selangor Masters.
 
“We are proud to be the key partner to this junior golf tournament for the third year in a row and provide a valuable and competitive platform towards the development of these young golfers.  In line with our brand promise of humanizing insurance and  takaful, Etiqa  is serious  in cultivating and supporting  the development of youth,  in this case for the junior golfers to compete and gain experience at  the higher level  professional  tournaments,”  commented  Mr  Hans  De  Cuyper,  Chief  Executive  Officer,  Etiqa Insurance & Takaful.
 
The Selangor International Junior Masters, which  is sanctioned by  the Malaysian Golf Association or
MGA, was  held  at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor  (KGSS)  from  June  9  to  June  11  and  doubles  up  as  a qualifier for the Selangor Masters.  This year, Tan Wei Chean, Ng Choo Teck, Mohd Hisyam Abd Majid and Chan Tuck Soon from Malaysia will soon be teeing it up with professionals of the Asian Tour at the
Selangor Masters in July 2011.
 
The  Selangor  International  Junior  Masters  is  fast  gaining  reputation  as  one  of  the  top  junior tournaments in  the  country.    “This  year‟s  tournament  saw  the  participation  of  more  than  90  junior golfers  from  England,  Laos,  Korea, Myanmar  and  the  host  country, Malaysia.  I am happy that the reputation and recognition of this junior tournament, which is presented by Etiqa, has started to catch the attention of more international junior players,” added Mr Hans De Cuyper.
 
 The tournament was divided into 5 categories – Under-12; Under-15; Under-18, Under-21 and Under-
21 girls.  The  top  4  winners  of  the  boys  Under-18  and  Under-21  categories  will  get  to  play  in  the
Selangor Masters, to be held at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club in July 2011. 
 
Tan Wei Chean was crowned as the overall winner with a 3-day score of 73-73-76 (222) and received
the Piala Menteri Besar Selangor and a MacBook.    Isza Fariza Ismail received the Piala Setiausaha
Kerajaan  Negeri  Selangor  and  iPhone  4  for  being  the  winner  in  the  female  category.  Meanwhile,
Thomas Low,  from  the Under-21 category, scored a  „Hole  In One‟ at  the 8th hole and  received Etiqa travel bag. Adding to the excitement, Etiqa also sponsored  iPhone 4 for the Champion, iTouch for 2nd place, iPod Nano for 3rd place and iPod Shuffle for 4th and 5th place of each category.
 
The prizes were given away by Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato‟ Abd Khalid Ibrahim, the Chief Minister of Selangor,
Y.B. Dato‟ Ramli Mahmud, Selangor State Secretary and Mr Hans De Cuyper, Chief Executive Officer,
Etiqa Insurance & Takaful.