Encouraged by his recent run of fine form, Steven Lam Tsz-fung believes he has what it takes to win the Montrose Fine Wines Hong Kong Close Amateur Championship, which starts tomorrow at Fanling. Lam, 16, who narrowly missed out on victory at last week's HSBC China Junior Open after losing on the first play-off hole to local favourite Ou Zhijun, said: 'I've been hitting the ball really well and am feeling confident with my game, especially my irons. I think I have a really good chance.' The Hong Kong international regular, whose best finish at the championship came two years ago when he placed second to Max Wong Chen-kun, made his debut at the UBS Hong Kong Open last November, and reckons playing alongside the pros has helped him raise his play. 'I learned a lot about myself that week,' said Lam, who attends St Joseph's College in Mid-Levels. 'I didn't play as well as I would have liked, but it was a great experience. 'I'd love to play again and try to do better.' The winner of the Close Championship will earn an invite to this year's Hong Kong Open, but Lam will have to overcome strong opposition if he's to earn a return trip. Amateur star Jason Hak Shun-yat, 14, who made headlines around the world after becoming the youngest-ever player to make the cut in a European Tour event at the Hong Kong Open last year, hasn't made the trip over from his base in Florida. However, former champions Roderick Staunton, Doug Williams and Stuart Murray are all included in the 89-man field.