Choo wins Singapore Amateur
Aug. 21, 2008
SINGAPORE -- Washington sophomore Tze Huang Choo defeated Lam Zhiqun 3 & 2 to win the ninth annual Singapore National Amateur Championship. The event, held at NSRCC Kranji Sanctuary Golf Course, featured stroke play to narrow the field to 16, then match play to decide a winner. This was Choo’s second ever victory at the event to go along with his 2005 title.
Choo, Singapore’s top ranked amateur since 2004, defeated Vincent Kua 1 up in the quarterfinals and Quincy Quek 3 & 2 in the semis before facing Lam in a 36-hole final.
In his freshman season with the Huskies, Choo was the team’s third-highest finisher at the 2008 NCAA Championships, third-highest finisher the 2008 NCAA West Regional, and second-highest finisher at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships. He finished fourth on the squad with a 75.32 stroke average.
In addition to his two Singapore National Amateur Championships, Choo was the Singapore Junior Champion in 2004 and the Junior Asian Champion in 2003 and 2004. He placed third at the 2004 Junior World Championships.