Mohd Qazzri Fakhri Hj
(R) receiving his trophy
after winning the men's
nett 54 holes category
at The Empire Hotel &<
Country Club's Second
Annual Amateur Open Golf
Championship 2011. The
junior golfer carded a
seven-over par 79 at
first day of the 2nd
Asian Youth Games in
Nanjing, China yesterday.
Picture: BT file
Mohd Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon carded a seven-over par 79 in the first round of the golf competition at the 2nd Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China yesterday.
Qazzri finished day one in joint 17th place with Indonesia's Kevin Caesario Akbar and Thailand's Ekkarat Leksuwan at the August 16-24 event.
The 17-year-old finished 18th overall on count-back at the Zhongshan International Golf Club.
Qazzri entered the men's golf individual stroke play Under-17 category along with 27 other youth golfers.
Sixteen countries sent participants and two athletes joined as independent Olympic Athletes.
Chinese Taipei's Chun-An Yu finished round one ahead of everyone scoring an impressive eight-under par 64.
Falling far behind in second was Thailand's Danthai Boonma with three-under par 69.
In joint third on count-back were Malaysia's Albright Ming Soon Chong and Manu Gandas with two-under par 70.
Oman's Amjad Altoky didn't find himself a placing as he withdrew from the tournament.
The Philippines' Clare Amelia Legaspi finished on top in the women's individual stroke play with six under par with a total of 66 strokes.
Falling three strokes behind on count-back were Chinese Taipei's Ssu-Chia Cheng, Thailand's Supamas Sangchan and the Philippines' Princess Mary Superal all of whom were on three-under par 69.
The women's category was joined by 17 golfers from nine countries, with two of them joining as independent Olympic Athletes.
Round two continues today.
The 2nd Asian Youth Games marks Qazzri's second international tournament of the year after taking part in the 53rd South East Asian Amateur Team Golf Championship in the Philippines from June 27-30.
Qazzri has also competed at the World Junior Golf Championships in Jakarta in 2012 and the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin.
Among his achievements include winning the Under-18 (Junior) category during the 10th Charity Golf Championship Challenge Trophy for the Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Charity Golf Tournament in 2011.
Mohd Qazzri Fakhri has been training under Hazel Tan since the beginning of the year with his best achievement under Tan a second-placed finish at February's National Day Cup amateur division after scoring 13-over par 229.
Tan is an accomplished golfer herself and won the ladies division title at the 2011 Baiduri Masters.
Four fencers Md Hazeeq Asmui'e Md Fadzilah, Mohd Haziq Asahrin, Muhd Aizuddin Yaqin Hj Yahya and Muhd Anaqi Danish Asahrin complete the list of five entries Brunei has sent to Nanjing.
Mohd Haziq and Muhd Anaqi are scheduled to take part in the men's sabre event today.
The 2nd Asian Youth Games kicked off on Friday night with a 40-minute cultural show which headlined the curtain raiser at the 18,000 seat Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.
More than 3,600 athletes from 45 countries and regions of the Olympic Council of Asia are contesting the Games.