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Qazzri completes Asian Youth Games squad
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

National junior golfer Mohd Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon (pic) is set to take part in next month's 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China.

Qazzri is one of the five Bruneian athletes who will be competing at the Aug 16-24 Games, with the other four coming from the national fencing team.

The qualification rounds will take place between August 18-19 and the final stage will be held on August 20th, and the junior golfer has been preparing for the tournament since the start of the year with the help of his coach Hazel Tan.

"I only started coaching him this year but before I met him he was already an accomplished junior golfer," Tan said.

"Qazzri has been training the whole way through but with Ramadhan around I had to cut down his training from his usual morning and afternoon training, it is now only afternoons.

"His training in general consists of practising at the driving range at The Empire Golf & Country Club. He also works on his short game as well as playing the golf course.

"Since we first met, I have started working on things that would make him a better player overall and not just in terms of scores.

"We have been working on his mental game as well as trying out various golf techniques and better golf course management in case he gets into difficult situations.

"In terms of goals, Qazzri is focused on giving his best performance to make Brunei proud.

"If that earns him a spot as one of the medalists, then we will have achieved our aim," added Tan, an accomplished golfer herself who won the ladies division at the 2011 Baiduri Masters.

Among Qazzri's recent achievements include finishing second in the February's National Day Cup amateur division with a score of 13-over par 229.

Qazzri also won the Under-18 (Junior) category during the10th Charity Golf Championship Challenge Trophy for the Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Charity Golf Tournament in 2011.

Qazzri was among the 10 golfers who teed-off for Brunei at last month's 53rd South East Asian Amateur Team Golf Championship in the Philippines and was also one of the three golfers who flew the flag for Brunei at last year's World Junior Golf Championship in Jakarta.

He also represented Brunei at the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin, Australia along with two-time defending Baiduri Masters champion Khairul Kamis.

The Asian Youth Games is the second multi-event sport the country is competing in this year after the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games which ran from June 29-July 6 in Incheon, South Korea.

Courtesy from Brunei Times