08 January 2018
Extra Prestige For The Winners
The McDonald’s Junior Golf Championship moved to the next level for this year’s event by offering World Ranking points for the winners of the three-day tournament.
Patricia Sinolungan fulfilled her obsession to win the McDonald Junior Golf Championship by doing so at the sixth edition of the event held at Senayan National Golf Club. Two years ago, Patricia failed to win the McDonald's trophy after losing a countback. This year was different; Patricia claimed the Best Gross Overall by an impressive 11-strokes over her closest competitor, Lydia Hawila Stevany Sitorus. Whilst in the boy’s division, Randy Arbenata Mohammad Bintang won Best Gross Overall.
“This victory is quite meaningful because I [have been] eager to win this tournament since two years ago,” said Patricia.
While Patricia took home the girls' trophy without much trouble, Randy had to fight hard to earn his in the boys' group. In addition to facing off against the efforts of some of his ambitious competitors, Randy also had to overcome the pressure of the event itself in order to maintain his game in the final round. Randy survived and was relieved to finally claim the trophy.
Held over a total of 54 holes, with four divisions in the boys' category and three in the girls', this year’s McDonald’s Junior Golf Championship held added value for the winners: ranking points. For the first time since the event began in 2012 the event’s winners were awarded points recognized by the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Speaking about the event, organizer chairman Mia Adriana said, “In addition to organizing golf tournaments, we also provide education about golf sports to those who are not familiar with this sport, such as drawing and coloring activities at the clubhouse. The numbers reached 100 participants.”