Holiday Happiness for In-Form Leon

Leon D’Souza (second left) with the Dr George Choa Cup team (from left) Michael Regan Wong, Isaac Lam and Vivian Lee.
Leon D’Souza (second left) with the Dr George Choa Cup team (from left) Michael Regan Wong, Isaac Lam and Vivian Lee.

Hong Kong: Leon D’Souza continued his rich vein of form as more than 150 junior golfers competed in a trio of holiday tournaments organised by the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA).
Still on a high from his play-off win in the AmBank SportExcel International Junior Championships in Malaysia, D’Souza returned to Hong Kong to lead his HKGA team to victory in the 16th Junior Golf Team Championship at Hong Kong Golf Club.
A few days later the 16-year-old claimed a seven-shot win in the HKGA Winter Junior Championship at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.
Two rounds of 69 on the New Course at Fanling helped D’Souza’s HKGA team win the Dr George Choa Cup in the Junior Golf Team Championship, a two-day invitational event for teams across Hong Kong and southern China.
D’Souza (138) was backed up by fellow national team players Isaac Lam (146), Michael Regan Wong (149) and Vivian Lee (153) as they stormed to a 13-shot winning margin over the second-placed Shenzhen Golf Association team.
In the Winter Junior Championship, D’Souza and Lee claimed the boys’ and girls’ title respectively over 36 holes on Kau Sai Chau’s North Course.
D’Souza (145) fired the tournament’s only sub-par round of 70 on day two to win by seven over Yue Yin-ho (152) while 15-year-old Lee (159) narrowly defeated Queenie Lai Ying-tung (161).
The Hong Kong Schools Holiday Competition saw boys and girls aged 12 and under in action at Hong Kong Golf Club’s Deep Water Bay nine-hole course. Joshua Chu, an 11-year-old, carded the lowest score of the day with a two-round 66.

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