GOLF prodigy Scott Rowe, who just completed his A-levels at the Hongkong International School, heads for America next week to begin his quest for golfing fame and glory. The 18-year-old will start his sophomore year of his golfing scholarship at Chicago's Northwestern University in September. Puerto Rico-born Rowe has dominated the Hongkong golfing scene since his arrival six years ago, winning virtually every title at club level and carving a niche in the region's amateur stage. He has just completed a three-week stint on the professional Tour of Malaysia Series, in which he convincingly won the amateur section in all three events and finishing ninth, 26th and 12th overall. Said Rowe: ''I'm planning to give everything to golf in the next couple of years to see if I have it in me to make it as a professional. ''I was encouraged by my performances in Malaysia and I'm looking forward to all the challenges ahead.'' Rowe will be competing in the Pacific Amateur Championship in Vancouver next week and then will travel to Michigan to play in the Western Amateur, where his opponents include rising American stars Justin Leonard, Eldrick Woods and Ted Oh. Hongkong school children will have a chance to follow in Rowe's footsteps in the sport with the Golf Association of Hongkong organising recruitment drives during the summer holidays. The first of the children's golf ''Fun Day'' was held at the Royal Hongkong Jockey Club's golf centre, at the Sha Tin racecourse this week; several movie stars and showbiz celebrities were present to demonstrate their skills. Celebrities at the function included Michael Hui Koon-man, Nat Chan Pak-cheung, Eric Tsang Chi-wai and former Miss Hongkong, Olivia Cheng, president of the Hongkong Chinese Ladies' Golf Association. A total of 120 boys and girls from Sha Tin and Tuen Mun, between the ages of 13 and 15, were introduced to the game.