Jeneath Wong is a Malaysian amateur golfer. The Melbourne-based player goes to the St Catherines School there.
Charting her name in Australia for Malaysia golf
Jeneath is considered as one of the rising stars in this sport particularly in her home country Malaysia. She has so far mostly been playing in the Australian circuit including finishing third in the Greg Norman Junior Masters in May 2018.
In 2021, at the age of 16, Jeaneath won the Australian Junior Amateur Championship which was held at the Gold Creek Country Club, Canberra where she beat South Australia’s Amelia Whinney for the trophy. This gave her the ticket to play at the 2022 Women’s Australia Open.
2022 is a landmark year for Jeneath
Jeneath has been actively competing in the circuit and will be heading to the United States to further her studies on a full college scholarship.
2022 is the year that Jeneath is in Year 12 which means it will be university next. Of her excellent achievements in golf, she has been able to secure a place to study and play golf at the same time.
While the rest of those in the same year are getting their ATAR results, Jeneath is busy preparing to get into the semi-finals of the Victorian Women’s Amateur Championships.
It has been a busy year for Jeneath. Her final year at Glen Waverley Secondary School has been nothing short of eventful as she has to prepare for the exams while traveling around to compete in amateur tournaments.
She has had 14 wins from the world ranking tournaments in this year alone. During the finals, she had to fly to Thailand and back and so far, it has been favorable to her.
Big Influenced in her career
Jeneath has been playing golf from the tender age of 3 after being introduced to the game by her father Kenneth who has been her coach and driving force.
She would continue to learn and play the game and was already playing in an international golf tournament in the United States at 6 years old where she finished fifth among those under 9 years.
Moving forward, she will be heading to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California on a full sports scholarship worth US$530,000 including boarding and other benefits.
This would be an interesting attachment that is both exclusive and exciting. According to her, the golf team would be flown via a sponsored private jet if they are traveling interstate for competitions.
She is planning to go into sports science and psychology and will be trained by Laurie Gibbs, one of the top US collegiate coaches.
It will surely be a change of environment for Jeaneth as she was not eligible for cash winning since she has not turned pro. She aims to play in the LPGA Tour in the future and going to college would be a huge step towards achieving that.
Jeneath and her family are permanent residents of Australia which is why she represents Malaysia in tournaments. They moved to Australia in 2015 and have been based there ever since.
Tournaments and achievements
A lot of positive reviews have poured in for the Junior Ladies’ golfers after some remarkable runs in various tournaments. Among them include:
- 2022 ISPS Handa Australian Open – Finished 26
- 2022 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship – Finished 18
- 2022 Jack Newton International Junior Classic – Finished first
- 2022 Sukan Malaysia – Finished first
- 2022 Adidas Golf Junior 6s Tour World Final – Finished first
- 2019 Vietnam Ladies Amateur Championship – Finished 5th
- 2019 Port Phillip Open Amateur – Finished 8th
- Victorian Junior Open – Finished 2nd
- 2019 Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy – Finished 8th
- 2019 Australian Girls’ Amateur – Finished 16th
- 2019 Rene Erichsen Salver – Finished 9th
- 2019 Riversdale Cup – Finished 17th