New pros leave big SEA Games shoes to fill

Gregory Foo (top), who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team (left) and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi (above), teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.
Gregory Foo, who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team (above) and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi, teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.PHOTO: THE MINES RESORT & GOLF CLUB
Gregory Foo (top), who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team (left) and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi (above), teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.
Gregory Foo (above), who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi, teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.PHOTO: ST FILE
Gregory Foo, who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi (above), teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.
Gregory Foo, who was part of the 2017 SEA Games winning team and Singapore national teammate Abdul Hadi (above), teed off in Karachi yesterday in their first professional challenge.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore will need its next generation of golfers to step up ahead of next year's SEA Games in the Philippines, with the national team losing their top two players Gregory Foo and Abdul Hadi to the professional ranks this week.

Both played in August's Asian Games and were the top local finishers in last week's Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) held at the Sentosa Golf Club.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2018, with the headline 'New pros leave big SEA Games shoes to fill'. Print Edition | Subscribe