HK stars fail to shine
Hong Kong's rising stars were outplayed by their regional counterparts at the 28th Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship on Wednesday.
In the overall girls' category, Ginger Mak Jun-ki - two-time winner of the Hong Kong Closed Amateur Championship - and her twin sister Demi Mak Jun-wi, were ninth and 11th, respectively, after posting first-round scores of 76 and 77 at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling.
Regina de Guzman of the Philippines and Thai teenager Orntana Chuenarom grabbed the spotlight, sharing the lead after opening rounds of 70.
Hong Kong's Lyra Yoe Hoi-yan also had a poor start and is lying in 16th place after carding an 85.
In the boys' category, Steven Lam Tsz-fung slid down the leaderboard following the second round.
Steven, who was joint-leader after the first day's play, ended up ninth after an uncharacteristic round of 78.
'My irons were all over the place, I couldn't get near the hole and my putting was terrible. I don't know what the problem was, but I just couldn't concentrate,' said the 14-year-old student from St Joseph's College.
South Korea's Yoon Jung-ho took the lead with an excellent round of 67. In scorching hot conditions, the 16-year-old posted an incredible seven birdies to be three-under for the tournament after a solid even-par 70 on the opening day. Jung-ho is one shot ahead of Taiwan's Hsieh Chi-hsien, who scored a 70 and is two-under after two rounds.
India's Amanjyot Singh is a further three shots back with a two-round total of 141 (69-72).
In the boys' 10-and-under category, Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA) elite squad member Sibo Yan carded a 74 to take the lead. His has a two-round score of 150 and is one shot ahead of Thailand's Sitta Vanichseni.
First-round leader and fellow-HKGA squad member Ambrose Tam is third after a disappointing round of 80.