The 2018 JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore will kick off the JGTA’s second season and will be the second JGTA event hosted by Bintan Lagoon Resort. In 2017, champions of the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship consisted of College golf signees and recipients of the All-Asia Team honors, Camille Boyd (2020) of Yorba Linda, Calif., USA and Jiakun Li (2019) of Shanghai, China. Boyd went on to finish first overall on the Junior Order of Merit, the Official Ranking of the JGTA, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in Asia, earning her Fully Exempt status in the AJGA. This summer, Boyd took her talent to the AJGA circuit in the U.S. where she became an AJGA Champion by finishing atop the Girl’s Division at the AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes. She has since announced her verbal commitment to play for the Women’s Golf Team at the University of Washington.
The JGTA is the sanctioning body in Asia for American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Performance Based Entry (PBE) Status, and represents the series of tournaments throughout the region, where players can build their AJGA PBE Status through their final standing in the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Official Ranking of the JGTA.
For the next three seasons, Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore, a designer and manufacturer of high-quality wooden furniture, will be the main sponsor of the event. Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore serves as a supplier for many high-end international hotels and luxury clubs such as Century, Drexel Heritage, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La Hotel, Disney Group, Grand Hyatt, Sheshan Golf Club, Strathfield Golf Club, The University of Maryland’s College Park Marriot Hotel & Conference Center, and more. Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore is dedicated to upholding environmental standards and their furniture is of the highest quality.
“We are excited to align our brand with the Junior Golf Tour of Asia and support Asia’s top junior golfers for the next three years at the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore. The level of competition in JGTA events is unmatched in Asia and we look forward to supporting junior’s progress in working towards playing AJGA and Collegiate Golf.” Kent Tan, Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore.
Bintan Lagoon Resort, the host venue and official accommodations of the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore, is a tropical destination located just a 75-minute ferry ride from Singapore. Bintan Lagoon Resort is home to two world-class golf courses. Nominated for Indonesia’s top golf course in 2014, the Jack Nicklaus Seaview Course will test Asia’s best junior golfers as it did in 2017.
“We welcome and are excited to align with Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore and Bintan Lagoon Resort for the next three JGTA seasons. The JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishings Singapore will be a staple on the JGTA’s fall schedule, bringing in the highest competition in Junior Golf in Asia, yearly.” – JGTA.