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Mohd Qazzri finishes 16th
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mohd Qazzri Fakhri Hj Aslimon (pic) finished 16th at the 2nd Asian Youth Games golf tournament after carding a final round of seven-over par 79 at the Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing, China, yesterday.

The country's only golfer at the Games ended his campaign on 19-over par 235 after carding a 79 during Sunday's first round and returning with 77 during Monday's second round of the 26-player field.

Mohd Qazzri finished with two birdies against seven bogeys and one double bogey yesterday coming up on par in his remaining eight holes.

Chinese Taipei's Yu Chun-An held on to his overnight three-stroke lead to win gold with a three-day total of 13-under par 203 after carding a final round of 69.

Independent Olympic Athlete Manu Gandas of India claimed silver after hitting a 68 yesterday to finish two strokes adrift of Yu on 205.

Thailand's Danthai Boonma, who produced a round of 69 yesterday, clinched bronze with a total of nine-under par 207.

In Monday's daily report prepared by the Department of Youth and Sports, Mohd Qazzri's coach, Hazel Tan, said she was pleased with Qazzri's second round of 77.

"Qazzri's performance was much better today (Monday), with visibly less tension than the first day (on Sunday)," she said.

"His approach shots were satisfactory as well as his striking, and in fact (he) had many opportunities for birdie putts.

"The only downside for today's rounds is that Qazzri's lack of experience in certain shots caused him to make errors that could have been avoided.

"However, Qazzri has vast amount of potential and playing this competition in the same flight with Asia's top junior golfer (Boonma and Ruperto Zaragoza III from the Philippines) has been extremely beneficial for his experience," added Tan.

It was a one-two for the Philippines over in the women's category after Clare Amelia Legaspi, who led from day one, won the tournament on 15-under par 201.

Princess Mary Superal finished just one stroke behind while China's Yuting Shi had to settle for bronze after ending with a total of 11-under par 205.

Bruneians Md Hazeeq Asmui'e Md Fadzilah and Muhd Aizuddin Yaqin Hj Yahya will bring down the curtains on the country's involvement in the Games when they take to the Nanjing International Expo Centre for the foil individual event today.

Brunei had two other fencers who saw action at the Games, brothers Muhd Anaqi Danish Asahrin and Mohd Haziq Asahrin.

Muhd Anaqi Danish, who is the youngest member of the five-athlete Brunei contingent at 13, defeated Syed Adam Emir Putra of Malaysia 15-13 to move into the last-32 of the men's sabre individual event on Monday.

However, he was denied a place in the quarter-finals after losing 15-8 to Iraq's Murtadha Al-Musawi of Iraq.

Mohd Haziq Asahrin, who progressed to the last-32 despite losing all five of his first round matches, failed to advance to the last-16 after losing 15-10 to Japan's Kento Hoshino.

The Games were the fencers' first taste of international competition, with the quartet all discovered via the country's Talent Identification (TID) programme, an initiative of the Sports Coaching and Development Unit under the Department of Youth and Sports.

Courtesy from Brunei Times