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MJT HSBC Golf Classic at Morgan Creek GC
QUALIFIER: 57th East Aurora International Junior Masters

April 11-12, 2009
South Surrey, BC

LI DEFIES DOWNPOUR TO WIN HSBC GOLF CLASSIC IN STYLE

South Surrey, B.C. – Despite shocking weather conditions that encouraged several players out of a packed field of 96 junior golfers to call it quits, Sunny Li, 14, of Surrey, defied the drenching downpour on Sunday to win overall low score in the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s HSBC Golf Classic at Morgan Creek Golf Club this past weekend.

The South Surrey stop on the MJT endured some showers on Saturday which cleared as the afternoon progressed; however heavy rain poured down all day Sunday, forcing shortening of the competition to 27 holes for both the Boys 13 and under and Girls divisions in the two-day tournament.

The Boys 14-16 and 17-19 divisions soldiered through, with several fantastic results under the circumstances. Local boys claimed all three top positions in Boys 14-16, where a three-under-par total from Sunny Li (70-71) on his home course won him the division title and an exemption into the 57th annual East Aurora International Junior Masters in New York State this June. “It feels good (to win),” he said. Runner-up to Li was another Morgan Creek junior, Jay Kim, 16, also of Surrey and last year’s champion, who shot a solid even-par total score (69-75 =144). Third place was claimed by MJT veteran Adam Svensson, 15, who carded 72-76 (148).

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Top Finishers

Place Name City Sex Age Scores Total Status
Boys 13 & Under
Par 72, Yardage 6054, Slope/Rating 125/69.0
1 Kevin Kwon Pitt Meadows, BC M 13 68, 34 102
2 Matthew Davis Delta, BC M 13 76, 39 115
3 Kevin Vigna Burnaby, BC M 13 78, 40 118
Boys 14-16
Par 72, Yardage 6638, Slope/Rating 131/71.7
1 Sunny Li Surrey, BC M 14 70, 71 141
2 Jay Kim Surrey, BC M 16 69, 75 144
3 Adam Svensson Surrey, BC M 15 72, 76 148
Boys 17-19
Par 72, Yardage 6638, Slope/Rating 131/71.7
1 Yohann Vora Delta, BC M 17 70, 80 150
2 Pureum Lee North Vancouver, BC M 17 76, 76 152
3 Devin Morgan S. Surrey, BC M 18 77, 77 154
Girls
Par 73, Yardage 5226, Slope/Rating 120/69.4
1 Alix Kong West Vancouver, BC F 12 75, 38 113
2 Ji-Hyun An Coquitlam, BC F 16 75, 39 114
3 Anica Heera Yoo Coquitlam, BC F 15 72, 44 116

Full Results
Order of Merit Standings