10 Nations in Action at 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open
Posted on 03 September 2012
 
Khai Jei and Nur Durriyah to carry Malaysia’s challenge
 
SUBANG (Sept 3, 2012): National junior hotshot, Low Khai Jei, will be out to make amends in this year’s 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open after narrowly missing the title in a play-off the last time around. Khai Jei lost to fellow Malaysian Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam after a two-hole playoff last year.

This year, the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) has named Khai Jei and Nur Durriyah Damian to lead to lead the nation’s challenge in the seventh edition of the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open to be held at the Saujana Golf and Country Club from Sept 18-21.
 

READ TO TEE OFF: (From left) Cariessa, John, Mohd Zain and Mohd Anwar

It is hoped that Khai Jei will rise to the occasion and keep the national flag flying in this year’s competition. Prior to Muhammad Azry’s win last year, only two other Malaysians, Akhmal Tarmizi Nazari (2007) and Gavin Kyle Green (2009), had claimed the coveted Malaysian Junior Open title.

In the girls’ category, Nur Durriyah will be aiming to improve on her success at last year’s edition where she bagged the Under-16 title. The overall title was won by Dottie Ardina of the Philippines last year but armed with more confidence and experience, it is hoped Nur Durriyah will have a good shot at the title. Kelly Tan was the last the Malaysian winner of the girls’ title in 2009. Michelle Koh was the only other Malaysian to win this tournament in 2006.

This year, 10 countries including Malaysia have confirmed participation in the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open. Apart from the host nation, the other countries involved are Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines.

For 100PLUS, the nation’s number one isotonic drink, this year’s tournament marks the 12th consecutive year the brand has actively supported junior golf in the country.

100PLUS has been a strong supporter of junior golf since 2001 when it initiated the 100PLUS Junior Open. After two years, the tournament was upgraded and became known as the 100PLUS ASEAN Junior Golf Championship (from 2003 to 2005).

Then in 2006, it was upgraded to the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open. In just a few years, what started out as a local club event, soon evolved into the country’s premier junior competition. The 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open received further recognition when it was included as an R&A World Ranking Championship for junior competitions by the world body.

Cariessa Goh, Corporate Affairs Manager, F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd, said 100PLUS began supporting junior golf because the sport lived up to the ideals of the brand. “Players have to consistently out do themselves to achieve better scores if they want to emerge victorious in such a prestigious tournament. This is clearly in the spirit of ‘100PLUS Outdo Yourself’ which challenges Malaysians to push themselves to the limit in their quest for success,” commented Cariessa at today’s Press Conference to announce the details of the junior meet.

Present at today’s function were President of the Malaysian Golf Association, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, MGA vice president Datuk Mohd Zain Yusuf, John Eu, General Manager Saujana Golf and Country Club and Dato Kamal Harun, Consultant for F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd.

“We would like to thank the MGA and Saujana for supporting this event again this year. They have been good partners over the years and we look forward to working with them again this year.”

The 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open Golf tournament is among several junior programmes that 100PLUS supports in the country. 100PLUS is also the main sponsor for the 100PLUS Super Cup Champions Schools Programme (a nationwide football competition for Under-18 age-groups), the Ministry of Education Football League, 100PLUS National Junior Badminton Circuit and the 100PLUS National Junior Inter-State Badminton Championship.

100PLUS, also a sponsor of the Maybank Malaysian Open and for Asian Tour events in Malaysia, is recommended by the National Sports Council.

PAST WINNERS (OVERALL CATEGORY)

Year      Boys                                                                       Girls
2006     Ekkalak Waisayakul (Thailand)                        Michelle Koh (Malaysia)
2007     Akhmal Tarmizi Nazari (Malaysia)                    Chihiro Ikeda (Philippines)
2008     Poom Saksansin (Thailand)                             Tiffany Chan (Hong Kong)
2009     Gavin Kyle Green (Malaysia)                             Kelly Tan (Malaysia)
2010     Miguel Luis Tabuena (Philippines)                  Sarah Ababa (Philippines)
2011     Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam (Mas)      Dottie Ardina (Philippines)


About 100PLUS
100PLUS, Malaysia’s leading isotonic beverage, is manufactured and marketed by F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn. Bhd. It is specially formulated to replenish body fluids, energy, and electrolytes lost during the course of an active lifestyle. 100PLUS has been developed from a proven isotonic formula with an optimal combination of thirst-busting and energy-replacing ingredients. 100PLUS is the only sports drinks in Malaysia to be recommended by the National Sports Council (NSC).
 
For more information, please log on to 100PLUS.com.my
 
About F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd
F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd and F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, collectively, F&N Beverages, form the soft drinks division of Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd. F&N Beverages is Malaysia’s largest soft drinks distributor and manufacturer and has a total workforce of about 1,400 employees in 23 offices throughout the country. The company operates four manufacturing plants nationwide, including a state-of-the-art facility at its headquarters in Shah Alam, Selangor. F&N Beverages distributes F&N products such as 100PLUS, F&N Fun Flavours, SEASONS, Fruit Tree, Zesta, Ice Mountain Mineral Water and F&N Cordials. In Malaysia currently, the company distributes Red Bull products.
 
For more information please visit www.fnbm.com.my


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