SIBU (December 26): Lee Ka Tung continued his strong run by clinching the title of the Local Invited Nett section of the inaugural Thanksgiving 2021 golf tournament held here last weekend.
Lee also won the raw section of the Methodist Golf Scholarship and the 2021 Captain Cup Golf Championship held a week earlier at Sibu Golf Course.
“Three in a row and it was a good result,” said a delighted Lee.
For the inaugural Thanksgiving tournament, Raymond Ling was the first finalist, followed by Ling Soon Kiong, Song Tiong Chuan and Ting Hua Ping.
Sia Ky Soon won the Outstation Invited Nett section, followed by John Ling, Ronnie Chong, Kho Gek Ling and Hoan Kee Hock.
In the open section (Nett), Shapirun Hashim was the winner, followed by Jostin Seruling, Tang Tong Seng, Aaron Teng and Caleb Lau.
The winner of the open (raw) section went to Ferdinand Siaw, Winston Lau, Joseph Phang, Kee Ing Ping and Kung Teck Lee.
In the senior section, Lawrence Nguoi was champion, followed by Ting Kok Siong, Chew Ching Hock, the vice-president of the municipal council of Sibu Bujang Abdul Majid and Francis Nguoi.
The two-day tournament, hosted by the Sibu Golf Club, attracted the participation of over 160 golfers from Sibu, Kuching, Miri and Bintulu.
Event sponsor Daniel Ding Huong Chen was very happy to see the success of the event.
“It’s been a year since SGC hosted a big golf tournament similar to this one. This was before the Covid-19 pandemic, ”he said, adding that he was delighted to meet again golfing friends from Kuching, Miri and Bintulu.
Daniel, who is the youngest son of prominent business mogul Dato Ding Lian Cheon, said the Thanksgiving 2021 golf tournament was held to express his deep gratitude to the almighty god.
Pastor Ting Diu Kiong has been invited to bless the game and pray for the swift elimination of the Covid-19 pandemic, good health and happiness for all.
Among the distinguished guests are Dato Sri Huang Tiong Sii, Member of the National Assembly of Repok, Clarence Ting Ing Horh, President of Sibu City Council, Dato Ding himself, Dato Ngieng Ping Wei, Dato Sri Winston Ting, President from the Sarawak Hoan Kee Hock Golf Association, Sarawak Golf Club. Captain Henry Chuo, SGC Chairman Joe Wong Ing Huong, SGC Vice President Wong Pak Cheng, SGC Captain Wong Lay Nam and SGC Treasurer Dato Thomas Tieng.
At the awards ceremony, Daniel announced that the Thanksgiving Golf Tournament will be held every year before Christmas from now on.