(Tampines, Singapore) – On November 28-30, 2022, the third edition of Singapore Junior Masters is taking place at Laguna National Golf Club Course. Representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) is Alia Alemadi, Sara Ali, and Faye Mohammed, together with their coach April Varney. UAE resident and EGF member Hannah Cheryl Alan will also be competing under the UAE flag.
Taking place in Laguna National Golf Club Course, the tournament is an important step for golfers from the Asia-Pacific region toward professional competitions. Laguna National Golf Resort Club has been commended for its continuing support of junior development. For the third year, the award-winning Singapore club’s Masters Course is hosting the region’s most promising young players. A prominent club in the local and regional golf scene since its inauguration in 1993, Laguna National is one of Singapore’s premier golf and country clubs. Laguna National boasts two 18-hole championship courses that have won prestigious accolades and hosted international championships, including the European Tour’s Singapore Masters, the Korean LPGA’s ADT Caps Tour Championship, and the European and Asian Tour co-sanctioned event, The Championship at Laguna National.
Having reached its third edition, The Singapore Junior Masters received a value boost with the addition of international sponsors. After successfully running two editions in challenging times during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, the event has a new title sponsor, Trust Golf. Trust Golf has in recent years, taking an active role in growing the game of golf with its sponsorship of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Series jointly held by the Asian Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET), the Trust Golf Links Series, which is part of the LET’s Access Series, and now it’s first foray into the international junior ranks with the Trust Golf Singapore Junior Masters Driven by CarTimes Group. Another boost for the tournament has also come in the form of Swiss-based global private banking giant, EFG Bank, signing on as the title sponsor of the Singapore Junior Masters till 2023. Players in this tournament are also collecting points in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).
“It is very important for us, as a Federation to see the level of our juniors and how our future golfers match up against the other players in the Asia-Pacific. Competing in the Singapore Junior Masters will give our players and coaches the feedback on the areas that we are doing well and on areas that we need to improve in our golf programs” said Vice Chairman of the EGF, General Abdullah Alhashmi about sending the girls to Singapore.
“We are keen to prepare our women’s program for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championship which the EGF is hosting in the UAE. I have great faith in the girls’ team that represents UAE in Singapore and I hope for the best possible results”, General Alhashmi added.
The tournament is structured into 3 divisions, for boys and girls (13&under; 16&under; 20&under), it’s open for all nationalities and is a 54 holes strokeplay championship, which gives the young players the opportunity to collect world ranking points.
“Competing against some of the best junior golfers in the world, on a new golf course, and in a different country is amazing. I am excited about
this opportunity. Singapore is lovely and the course Laguna National is in great condition. I will stick to my training and try my best”, UAE junior golfer Sara Ali said before the first round of play.
Team UAE started the first round today (November 28th). To follow the action and Team UAE follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.