Returning competitors to this tournament took notice of Smart’s steady play throughout the two-day event where he held the lead on both days. All players between the ages of thirteen and eighteen were expected to play from the back tees on Rayong’s naturally hilly and undulating course. Besieged with seasonal rainy and windy weather conditions, this already difficult course was a challenge to be reckoned with for any golfer. Smart’s short game skills was what proved to be the factor that set him apart from the other junior golfers during this event where he completed an impressive 80-78 (158) final score winning the Class B2 division trophy by just one stroke.
The MercedesTrophy will be sponsoring five more two-day events throughout the year at a number of championship golf courses located in the Bangkok area. Top qualifiers from these events will compete in The Masters’ Final which will host international junior golfers from around the world, with the top Thai finishers in each age category winning a trip to an international event overseas to be named later.
The Prem Golf Academy’s Team Elite will gain a tremendous amount of experience and confidence through the rigors of traveling and playing new golf courses. “Our team knows that fun and learning is the key to their success,” says Spike Collier, Director of Golf.
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