Shing Fung NG clinched the title of the Orion 33rd Bangladesh Amateur Golf Championship title recently. The Hong Kong national scored a total of 4-over-par (292) to win his first career title. Akbar Hossain of Bangladesh, the winner of last two editions, secured the runner-up position with 5-over-par (293) while Mohammad Farhad secured the third position scoring 8-over-par (296).
In the ladies individual category, Hei-Nam Isabella Leung of Hong Kong won the title, beating competition from Bangladesh’s Sonya Akhter and Jakia Sultana.
Brig Gen Quazi Shamsul Islam, sgp, ndc, psc, Secretary General of Bangladesh Golf Federation, said: “Bangladesh Amateur Golf Championship is the premier amateur international golf tournament of the country. It was first organized by Bangladesh Golf Federation in 1982 at the Kurmitola Golf Club. Orion Group started sponsoring this tournament since last year and very proudly they are doing the same this year too and I thank to them for the sponsorship”.
Besides the national team and top amateur golfers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Nepal and Sri Lanka (Total 17 foreign participants), the local amateur golfers of different clubs of the country participated in the tournament.
Lt Gen Md Nazim Uddin, Chief of the General Staff, Bangladesh Army gave away the prizes among the winners in the evening at the Banquet Hall of Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka Cantonment. Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Golf Federation Major General A K M Abdulklahil Baquee, Managing Director of Orion Group Mr. Salman Obaidul Karim, Vice Chairman of Orion 33rd BAGC 2018 Mr. Fariduddin Khan (Rumy), Tournament Director Brigadier General Abidur Reza Khan (Retired) and Joint Secretary of Bangladesh Golf Federation Brigadier General Mohd Obaidul Haque (Retired) were also present amongst other civil and military dignitaries.