Next stop Turkey, as quintet lift SPH titles

From left: Ron Totton, Sushminder Singh, Goh Chuan Chin, Willy Teo and Frankie Lim won their respective categories to qualify for the World Amateur Golfers Championship in Turkey.
From left: Ron Totton, Sushminder Singh, Goh Chuan Chin, Willy Teo and Frankie Lim won their respective categories to qualify for the World Amateur Golfers Championship in Turkey.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Five amateur golfers were crowned individual champions of their respective handicap divisions at the Singapore Press Holdings World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) held yesterday at Tanah Merah Country Club's Garden Course.

They are Ron Totton (0-5.4 handicap), Sushminder Singh (5.5-10.4), Goh Chuan Chin (10.5-15.4), Willy Teo (15.5-20.4) and Frankie Lim (20.5-25.4).

They won their respective categories to qualify for the WAGC tournament, which will be held from Nov 28 to Dec 5 in Antalya, Turkey.

There, the five will play two practice rounds and four tournament rounds. They will compete for the team title, as well as individual honours, in their respective handicap divisions.

Singapore won the WAGC team event in 2008 and finished second last year, with banker David Seow being crowned world champion in the 20.5-25.4 category.

The SPH-WAGC began with two qualifying rounds played earlier this month at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course. It attracted a total of more than 200 golfers, with the top 72 playing in yesterday's final.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2015, with the headline 'Next stop Turkey, as quintet lift SPH titles'. Print Edition | Subscribe