Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bali Junior Championship Cup Tournament Results

Back to where it all started

An exciting PGI Bali Junior Golf Tournament Series Championship Cup was held on Sunday 25th September at New Kuta Golf.

New Kuta Golf was where we started with the Series 1 tournament so it was a fitting end to a wonderful series of golf for the juniors in Bali. The support of New Kuta Golf for the juniors was once again turned on.

During the 5 Series which lead up to the Championship Cup the junior players played at all 5 courses in Bali.

At times home course knowledge proved to be an advantage but with many of the juniors experiencing the courses for the very first time they still manage to showed just how quickly they adapted to the new surroundings.

Once again 48 junior players displayed great ethics by arriving early, following the rules and also having fun.

The Boys Championship Cup was decided by an exciting playoff with Ananda Pidada and Andrew Mulyadi tied for first place.

The two players headed back to hole 9 deciding on who would go first by an unconventional “dum dum sut” (rock paper scissors). Ananda tees off first followed by Andrew whose ball looks like its out of bounds so he hits a provisional ball. Ananda who is known to have the coolest head on the course putted for the win. In his victory speech he said “it was his lucky day today!”

There was a nerve racking wait for the mixed championship players Meva Schmit and Jose Massana as a computer glitch forced the tournament officials to recheck the scores manually.

Both player told to prepare for a possible playoff. Ten year old Meva, obviously exhausted, was emotional but within minutes one of the officials came out to declare Meva the winner therefore avoiding the playoff.

The girls champion Yeyen Safitri wins with an amazing score of 77.

The divisional tournament players all did well with a few players playing in their very first tournament.

The inaugural series championship cup also saw the presentation of The Kang Dharma Wijaya Players of the Year Trophies, awarded to players who met the criteria set by the Committee. These players were Andrew Mulyadi, Aldo Ryanata and Jose Massana.


PGI Bali Junior Golf Championship Cup Tournament
New Kuta Golf 25 September 2011

Championship Cup Winners

BOYS Championship, Division A & B

85 - Ananda Pidada (43 42), won by playoff hole 9

GIRLS Championship, Division A & B

77 - Yeyen Safitri (39 38)

MIXED Championship, Division C & D

91 - Meva Schmit (45 46)

Players of the Year (The Kang Dharma Wijaya Trophy)

Andrew Mulyadi

Aldo Ryanata

Jose Massana

Division Winners


Division A: 92 - Agus Dodik Ariadi (42 50)
Division B: 95 - Adam Scherer (50 45)
Division C: 90 - Ary Wiguna Suastama (46 49)
Division D: 90 - Luke Moore (48 42)


Division A: No winner
Division B: No winner
Division C: 126 - Dara Aulia (66 60)
Division D: 125 - Irene Pangemanan (59 66)
Division E: 28 - Kea Macleod, 6 holes

Nearest to the line: Dhanang Wicaksono

Nearest to the pin:
Ary Wiguna Suastama

Friday, September 16, 2011

Third Places For Indonesian Juniors At 100Plus Malaysian Junior Open

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 15 -- Malaysia's Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam and Dottie Ardina of the Philippines claimed the 2011 100Plus Malaysian Junior Open titles today at the Saujana Golf and Country Club in Subang.

Although the final round was once again disrupted by dark clouds and rain, Muhammad Azry, 17, kept his cool to sink a birdie on the second hole play-off at the par-5 18th hole to clinch his first Malaysian Junior Open crown.

After completing the final round, Muhammad Azry and fellow Malaysian Low Khai Jei were tied with identical scores of four-over 220.

"I didn't expect to win this tournament but felt good coming into the final round. I was quite nervous when playing in the play-off and when we were tied after the first play-off hole, I told myself to keep calm in the second.

"I managed to control the game and win it," said the form four student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Hi-Tech Kulim in Kedah who hopes to be selected for the SEA Games.

With their strong performances at this year's competition, both Muhammad Azry and Khai Jei claimed the Boy's Under-16 title while overnight leader, Jeremiah Kim, shared third place with Indonesia's Joshua Andrew Wirawan on six-over-par 222 total.

Jeremiah however, won the Boy's Under-18 title, beating Trishul Chinappa from India (227) and Indonesia's Kow Eiki (228).

In the Girl's category, Dottie blew up with a poor nine-over-par 81 today but did enough over the first two days to win the title by four strokes over India's Aditi Ashok.

Her team mate and defending champion, Sarah Ababa shared third placing with Malaysia's Loy Hee Ying with score of 11-over 227.

In the team (mixed) event the title went to India, with a score 301, 17 strokes ahead of the second placed Indonesian team of Kow Eiki and Putri Aisyah Aman (318). Third place went to Taiwan with a score of 332.

FINAL RESULTS: (Malaysian unless stated)



220 - Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam 72-74-74 (winner after play-off), Low Khai Jei 76-72-72

222 - Joshua Andrew Wirawan (INA) 72-77-73, Jeremiah Kim 69-78-75

223 - Paul San 81-70-72


222 - Jeremiah Kim 69-78-75

227 - Trishul Chinappa (IND) 77-76-74

228 - Kow Eiki (INA) 75-76-77


220 - Low Khai Jei 76-72-72, Muhammad Azry Asyraf Noor Azam 72-74-74

222 - Joshua Andrew Wirawan (INA) 72-77-73

223 - Paul San 81-70-72


231 - Albright Chong 74-77-80

234 - Ervin Chang 79-72-83

239 - Jordan Jude Tay 83-82-74



220 - Dottie Ardina (PHI) 67-72-81

224 - Aditi Ashok (IND) 73-75-76

227 - Sarah Ababa (PHI) 76-73-78, Loy Hee Ying 75-74-78


220 - Dottie Ardina (PHI) 67-72-81

227 - Sarah Ababa (PHI) 76-73-78

240 - Sheryl Villvencio (PHI) 67-72-81


229 - Nur Durriyah Damian 72-76-81

235 - Sarfina Vinota Seretharan 75-79-81

244 - Genevieve Ling 79-85-80


224 - Aditi Ashok (IND) 73-75-76

227 - Loy Hee Ying 75-74-78

233 - Xhung Tingtu (TAI) 79-75-79

Team event:

301 - India (Trishul Chinnappa 77, 76, Aditi Ashok 73, 75)

318 - Indonesia (Kow Eiki 75, 76, Putri Aisyah Aman 83, 84)

332 - Taiwan (Min Suhuang 85, 85, Tzu Hanchen 81-81)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2 Indonesian Juniors Challenge For Lead At 100Plus Malaysian Junior Open

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesia’s Joshua Andrew Wirawan shot a par 72 to take second place in the Boy’s Under-18 and overall categories of the 100Plus Malaysian Junior Open held at the Saujana Golf and Country Club in Subang, yesterday. He's three shots behind Malaysia's Jeremiah Kim, who shot an impressive three-under-par 69, and another three strokes ahead of another Indonesian player, Kow Eiki.

In the Girl’s category, Dottie Ardina of the Philippines fired a sizzling five-under-par 67 to lead the Girl’s Under-18 and overall competitions.

In the team event, India led with a score of 150 points while Malaysia and Indonesia are in second and third position with 152 and 158 points respectively.

Malaysia make up the largest contingent at this year’s competition with 72 participants, followed by Singapore (18), Indonesia (9), Philippines (6), India (5), Bangladesh (3), Taiwan (3), Sri Lanka (2), South Korea (2), Mynmar (2), England (1) and Japan (1).

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Indonesia Third In Putra Cup And Lion City Cup

Indonesia finished third at the 51st Putra Cup at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club in Hong Kong yesterday, with George Gandranata finishing third in the individual ranking with a total of 284.

The title went to Singapore (846), whose four members will take part in the SEA Games in Indonesia in November. Hong Kong (851) and Indonesia (860) came in second and third respectively.

In the individual event, the winner was Tze Huang Choo of Singapore who carded a 281, two shots ahead of Shinichi Mizuno of Hong Kong. George Gandranata and Shun Yat Hak of Hong Kong were joint third.

Established in 1961, the Putra Cup is one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments in the region.

Equaling the men's national performance in the Putra Cup, the Indonesian junior team also placed third at the 5th Lion City Cup held simultaneously.

The Thai team of Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol, Pariwat Pinsawat, Somprat Rattanasuwan and Aussarassakorn Voramate posted a 869 total to beat Malaysia (873) and Indonesia (888). The individual event was won by Malaysian Low Khai Jei (286), where Jordan Irawan had the best individual score for the Indonesians with a joined fifth place and a total tally of 293.

The Thai women also triumphed in the 3rd Santi Cup on 852, one stroke better than the Philippines led by Dottie Ardina. Malaysia was a distant third with a score of 877, with Indonesia placed sixth and last with a score of 916. Thailand's Pinrat Loomboonruang (276) claimed the individual crown, while best individual result for Indonesia was a 14th place 300 by Juriah.

For full results click here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Career Opportunities At Nirwana Bali Resort

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort which incorporates the Nirwana Bali Golf Course, is now in search of

General Qualifications:
  • Hotel School or relevant degree/diploma
  • Attractive & pleasant personality
  • Excellent English both oral and written
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office 2010 applications
  • Min 2 years experience in the same role
  • Familiar with opera PMS system for related positions

Please send your application and curriculum vitae along with your latest color photo to yoyon.parjiyono@panpacific.com at latest 20 September 2011.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified

Indian Golfers New Target For Indonesia Tourism Board

With improvement in air connectivity between India and Indonesia looking likely, Indonesia Tourism has decided to enhance their engagement in the India market in the coming months. According to Sapta Nirwandar, Director General - Tourism Marketing, Indonesia Tourism, the tourism board has decided to more than double their investments in the Indian market to attract more visitors to Indonesia.

When asked about their marketing strategies, Nirwandar said that they will be employing a “horizontal approach” rather than a “vertical approach.” He said that the promotional activities will be targeted at their target segments such as Wedding, Adventure Sports, Golf and Honeymooners, rather than big budget advertising in international media.

“India is one of the top 10 source markets for Indonesia, but the inbound figures are still low compared to the potential of the market,” stated Nirwandar. About 142,000 Indians visited Indonesia in 2010. The tourism board has set a target of 160,000 arrivals from India this year.

He said that the new air agreement signed between the two countries enables Indian and Indonesian carriers to ply to four cities in each other’s countries. He hoped for some airline companies to come forward and offer increased connectivity between the two countries. He said that there were talks going on between Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda and Jet Airways for some code sharing partnerships for destinations like Jakarta and Bali. Although there is no direct connectivity, Nirwandar said that Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, etc. offer good connectivity to some of the important Indonesian cities.

Speaking about Indonesia’s tourism offerings, the Director General said that Indonesia has a lot of attractions beyond Jakarta and Bali, the two most popular and visited destinations by Indian travelers. “Indonesia is truly a value for money destination for Indian travelers not just because of its unique nature, culture, food and hospitable people, but also the strong exchange value of the Indian Rupee compared to Indonesian Rupiah,” he added.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Singapore Charges To Lead In Putra Cup

The third day of the South East Asia Amateur Golf Team Championship, held at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong, saw the men loose a place and the ladies and juniors maintain their position.
In the Putra Cup the Indonesian men's team saw the Singaporean team jump from 4th to 1st as a result of a strong team performance, when all players shot rounds in the 60's, for a total team score of 630, before yesterday leader Hong Kong (632) and now third place Indonesia (641).
The Indonesian ladies are still in 6th place in the Santi Cup, scoring 226 for the day for a combined total of 683. First and second place are unchanged for Philippines (629) and Thailand (632), with Malaysia (654) now overtaking Hong Kong (659) for third.
The Lion City Cup didn't see any changes in the top, with Thailand still in the lead with a total team score of 649, followed by Malaysia (653). The Indonesian junior team is still in 3rd place, with a team score of 662.
Tomorrow will be the last day of the championship, when both the Indonesian men's and junior's team will have to score good to maintain their position, as the differences with the numbers four are very small.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Indonesia In Second Place After 2 Rounds In Putra Cup

After leading the board after the first day, the Indonesian men's team of Rinaldi Adiyandono (70 73), Ian Andrew (71 74), George Gandranata (69 71) and Suprapto (72 71) dropped to a preliminary second place with a team score of 425 after the second round of the Putra Cup at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club in Hong Kong, SAR. A stellar performance of Shun Yat Hak, who shot 65 on the second day, propelled the Hong Kong team into the lead with a one shot lead total of 424. Third place for the moment goes to Malaysia, who were at 4th after the first round, but managed to overtake Singapore with a team score of 427.
In the Santi Cup the Indonesian ladies team was less fortunate, where after 2 rounds they are in 6th and last place with a team score of 457. The lead here is for the team from the Philippines with a total of 416, followed by Thailand (418) and Hong Kong (430) in third place.
The midway lead in the Lion City Cup is for Thailand with 505, followed by Malaysia with 517 and joint third place for Singapore and Indonesia junior team with 518.

A complete overview of all the team and individual scores can be found at http://www.southeastasiagolfteamchamp2011.com/index.do.

German Reunification Cup 30 September At Rancamaya

The 10th anniversary of the German Reunification Cup will be held on:

Date: 30 September 2011, tee-off 7.15am

Location: Rancamaya Golf & Country Club, Bogor

Golf format: Peoria (blind holes)

Entry fee: IDR 950,000 (incl. Green Fee, Golf Cart, Goody Bag and lunch)

All proceeds will be donated to charity.

The day will start with a sumptuous German Breakfast by Hotel Kempinski Indonesia at 6am.

Prizes to be won are:
  • 4 hole-in-one prizes, sponsored by Audi, Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz
  • Nearest-to-the-pin by Mercedes-Benz
  • Closest-to-the-line by Bayer
  • Longest-drive by BMW
  • Eagle-Contest by Rancamaya G&CC and Gading Raya Padang Golf & Country Club
  • Nearest-to-RubberFoam
  • Nearest-to-Endress+Hauser
  • Lucky-draw main prize by Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski and Lufthansa

To register send registration form to milda.y-yunus@dbschenker.com

PGI Sends 12 Players To Hong Kong

The Executive Board of the Indonesian Golf Association has sent twelve golfers to the 51st South East Asia Amateur Golf Team Championship (51st Putra Cup, 5th Lion City Cup and 3rd Santi Cup), that is being held at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Hong Kong from 6 to 9 September 2011.

These golfers are Suprapto, Rinaldi Adiyandono, Ian Andrew and George Gandranata who will play for the Putra Cup, Agnes Retno Sudjasmin, Juriah, Inez and Nanda Winet Princess Soraya who will play for the Santi Cup, and Jordan Irawan, Aditya Novanto, Elki Kow and Adrian Halimi, who will play for the Lion Cup.

The twelve golfers are accompanied by three official and a coach. They are Aswin Sani, HM Sirod Zudin, Rizal Arya and Derek Cribb (coach).