The 13th Sutera Harbour Amateur Golf Open Championship 2013 was held at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club from June 21 to 23, 2013.
The tournament saw 106 participants of all ages from Sabah and Sarawak vying for the Men & Ladies Champion titles. There were also attractive Hole-In-One prizes up for grabs such as a Peugeot 308-VTi worth RM102,000.00, a Yamaha Impress X Iron Set worth RM10,500.00 and 1 Term Golf Membership worth RM12,000.00.
After three days of battling under the sun, Solomon Emilio Rosidin from Sabah Golf Association and Dianne Luke from Miri Golf Club emerged as champions in the men and women categories respectively.
16-year-old, scratch handicapper Solomon led from the start of the competition to clinch the title by 10 strokes with his total score of five under 211 (73-69-69). His fellow teammate Fazley Chua was second place with a total of 221 (77-71-73) while Lee Sang Ouk from Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club secured third place with 230 (75-74-81).
In the Ladies category, it was an easy victory for Dianne as she finished with a three-day total score of 225 (75-74-74), a comfortable eight shot lead from runner up Tham Soot Yuet from Malaysian Ladies Golf Association 233 (74-83-76) followed by Jeong Hyo Bin 234 (78-77-79).
Youngster Suzairi Iqmah Rahim from Sabah Golf & Country Club won the overall nett title, while MALGA’s Nur Aini Azman won the Ladies’ Division I title and Natasya Azeera Azhar from Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club won the Ladies’ Division II title.
The Sutera Harbour Amateur Open 2013 is included in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking which ranks the world’s top amateur players. As such, the championship offered an opportunity for amateur golfers to showcase their talents and compete among the best players in the field during the three-day tournament.