The Malta Golf Association recently organised the Malta International Junior Open with 63 young players from 17 different countries taking part. The tournament was held at the Royal Malta Golf Club earlier this month.
It was not an easy task for the players as they had to face tough weather conditions in rain and gale force winds.
Malta was represented by six players, namely Noah Gratil, Finley Gratil, Oliver Stuart, Alexander Vagimov, Filippa Schulze Doering and Laya Cristina.
In the under-18 category, Jonas Rother (Germany) came first with a total score of two over par, whilst Deniz Sapmaz (Turkey) won the female category with a score of five over par.
Malta’s Noah Gratil finished in fourth place at 14 over par whilst Alexandr Vagimov ended with eighteen over par to finish in sixth position.
The Maltese female representatives Filippa Schulze Doering and Laya Cristina finished eighth and 13th respectively.
In the under-21 category, Rene Bergendi (Slovakia) produced an excellent display throughout the three days of play, winning his category with a total score of three under par.
Malta’s representatives, Oliver Stuart and Finley Gratil finished in third and fifth place respectively.
In the female category, Zsofia Foldhazi Nagy (Hungary) topped her category.
Hugo Zhang had the best overall net score from the local contingent.
At the end of the tournament, William Beck, president of the Malta Golf Association, along with Benjamin Mangion, Captain of the Royal Malta Golf Club, presented the trophies to the winners.
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