​​​​​​Artigolle Crowned Hong Kong Open Amateur Champion Under Inclement Weather 2016-10-26

26 October 2016: 16-year-old Yannick Artigolle will be teeing up alongside the world’s best golfers at the UBS Hong Kong Open in December 8-11 after winning the 2016 Hong Kong Open Amateur and Mid Amateur Championships. 

A field of 90 amateurs from 12 different countries have participated in the tournament at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather (T8 Typhoon Signal), only one round of 18 holes was possible, with the final day a complete washout. The overnight leader, Yannick Artigolle scored 68 to become both the Overall and Open Amateur Champion. Yannick won by just one shot over Chan Yu Wei from Chinese Taipei and another local talent Taichi Kho, who tied for 2nd place. Yannick was crowned winner of the Albert K. W. Lai Junior Tournament in July, and is definitely one of the local amateur talents to be watched in the UBS Hong Kong Open, alongside Yue Yin-Ho and Humphrey Wong.

Philippines’ Mark Tan carded 72 to become the Mid Amateur Open Champion. Tan was just one ahead of Amish Jaitha from India and former HKGC Captain John Ball, who tied for 2nd place with 73. Four other Hong Kong Mid Amateurs scored 74 and tied at 4th place, including Jeffrey Wang, Stuart Murray, Douglas Williams and Andrew Tsui. 

Leading final scores: 

Open Amateur Division: 

68 -Yannick Artigolle (HKG), 

68 - Chan Yu Wei (TPE), 

69 - Taichi Kho (HKG), 

69 - Tsai Kai Jen (TPE), 

70 - Delon Hau (UK), 

70 - Lou Tan (HKG), 

70 - Leon D’Souza; 

Mid Amateur Division: 

72 - Mark Tan (PHI), 

73 - Amish Jaitha (IND), 

73 - John Ball (HKG), 

74 - Jeffrey Wang (HKG), 

74 -Stuart Murray (HKG), 

74 -Douglas Williams (HKG), 

74 - Andrew Tsui (HKG).