Zubair Firdaus

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June 25, 2002

About Athlete

I am highly motivated to attend a Division 1 school and excel in my academics and my golf. I have competed in multiple events at an elite level, such as representing my country and playing professional events as an amateur. This experience along with my work ethic has reflected consistently in my results and I truly believe these attributes will have a positive impact on the college team I attend. I love the competition and challenges that come along with it, this is important to me because my ultimate goal is to be a world-class competitor on the PGA Tour.  

GPA

High School Grades: English: B+, Math: C, Biology: B+, History A-, Physics B.

Championships

Current Official Australia Handicap: +3 

Lowest Tournament Score: 64

WAGR position: 1551

Tournaments

Queensland Boys Amateur Championship

Venue: Bargara Golf Club, Australia

Date: 3-6 July 2018

Scores: 68, 73, 66, 68 (-13) Finished 1st place.

Jason day, Greg Norman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith have all won the Queensland Boys Amateur.

World Junior Golf Championship

Venue: Damari Indah Golf Club Jakarta, Indonesia

Date: June, 2018

Scores: 69, 75, 75, 71 (+2) Finished 1st place.

Asia-Pacific Junior Championship

Venue: Laguna National Golf Club, Singapore

Date: 8-10 May, 2019

Scores: 69, 74, 73 (even) Finished 1st place.

Singapore Amateur Championship

Venue: Singapore Island Golf Club

Date: July 10-13, 2018

Scores: 69, 72, 70, 68 Finished Tied 10th

I represented the Malaysian National Team in the event above.

Hills International College Championship

Venue: Hills Golf Club, Australia

Date: June 2017

Scores: 70, 70, 71, 70 (-7) Finished 2nd place, Top 16 enter match play: Lost Semi Finals

Hills International College Championship

Venue: Hills Golf Club, Australia

Date: June 2018

Scores: 67, 64, 72, 74 (-11) Finished 1st place, Top 16 enter match play: Finished 1st place

APJGA China Hainan Open

Venue: Mission Hills Golf Club, CHINA

Date: October, 2018

Scores: 68, 73, 71 (-4) Finished 3rd place.

Asian Development Tour Glenmarie (PRO EVENT)

Venue: Glenmarie Golf Club, Malaysia

Date: 21-24 August, 2019

Scores: 73, 71, 74, 69 (-1) Finished 32nd place. I won the low-amateur medal for this event.

Teams I have represented

In Malaysia below (Current)

Team 1 Malaysian National Team, currently the youngest on Team 1 national team.

Team 1 Terengganu State Team

In Australia below (2017-Current)

Division 1 Hills International College, when competing intercollegiate events.

Division 1 Pennants Team for Keperra Golf Club and I play the no.1 spot (Pennants is a match play event)

Division 1 Pennants Team Hills Golf Club, I play the no.1 spot and we have won 3 in a row district titles.

In Dubai below (2013-2016)

Team 1 Greenfield High School Team, I was the captain of this team and we won the national title.

Jumeirah Golf Estates Pennant Team, I played no.2 spot and we won the league title.

Sharjah Golf Club Pennant Team, I competed in this at the age of 11 (one of the youngest ever)

In 2017, I competed in a total of 12 match play games: my record was 8-1-3

In 2018, I competed in a total of 12 match play games: my record was 10-2-0

In 2019 so far, I have competed in a total of 15 match play games: my record is 11-2-2

Sports Specific Achievements

Hills Foundations Scholarships Recipient (2017,2018,2019)

Hills College Order of Merit ‘Players Race’ (2018)

Hills Player of the Year (2018)

Keperra Pennant team Player of the Season (2018)

Emirates Golf Order of Merit Champion (2017)

Malaysian National Team (2017-Current)

Hills International College Sports Awards (2017)

Hills Athlete of the year Nominee (2017, 2018)

Logan Athletics Honors with Distinction Award (2018)

MGA Malaysian Junior Golfer of the Year (2017,2018)

City of Logan Young Sportsman Award (2018)

Media links

My WAGR is here: https://www.wagr.com/playerprofile/zubair-firdaus-25803

There are numerous articles and press about my achievements: Google ‘Zubair Firdaus Golf’, here are a few:

https://golfdigestme.com/dubai-teen-zubair-firdaus-wins-32000-australian-academy/

https://www.golf.org.au/newsdisplay/firdaus-taylor-prevail-at-qld-junior-am/101033

http://www.hills.qld.edu.au/2018/06/12/hills-students-become-world-junior-golf-champions-in-jakarta/

https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/golf/2019/05/12/zubair-grabs-inaugural-asiapacific-junior-amateur-championship-title   

What makes you different?

There are several aspects that make me unique. I am already naturally different because of my background and the places I have studied/played golf. I was originally born in Malaysia, but I moved to Dubai when I was only 6 years old. In 2016, I won a tournament to which I got a scholarship to attend Hills International College, Australia. Despite being away from family and living in 3 completely different parts of the world I still have managed to advance in my academics and golf performance. I understand that adaptation is really crucial when attending college because it is far away from home/family, the environment is different and you have to be able to balance workload.

For the past 11 years of my life, I have lived away from my family, travelled the world to play golf events while simultaneously balancing my studies. I believe my adapting ability is what makes me unique and this is a trait you can only obtain from experience.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I have always loved competition and extending myself as a student, an athlete and most importantly as a person. I am confident that my college years will not only develop my golf and studies but also teach a massive learning curve. I enjoy being in a team and the process of winning together. I have had multiple experiences playing for my soccer and golf team, which I have captained to win state and district championships. I would consider myself as an extremely competitive person and I enjoy the challenge of an elite field. I also recognize that in long-term, competition makes you stronger. Hence, why I want to compete in a Division 1 college, I believe there is no better place to showcase my talents and work than Division 1 US colleges.

College Goals?

During my time in college, I would like to major in a topic that is sports-related (along the lines of sport’s science or management). Moreover, I have volunteered many times to help out school events and fairs, I wish to continue this in college and I would also like to be involved in community and service activities: such as charity raises, festivals and sporting games.
I am very familiar with interacting with people from all over the world, therefore I would love to meet more new people and make new friends in college.
Sporting-wise, I am aiming to be a starter player competing in intercollegiate and national events. I also recognize that team chemistry is tremendously important for the team’s success, therefore one of my goals is to build a great relationship between the coaches and the players. Furthermore, I believe that a team with great chemistry and unparallel work ethic will always win the National Championships. Thus, my ultimate goal is to win the national championship as a team and I am striving be one of the top college players in US.

Anything else we should know?

I enjoy music a lot and often play the guitar and piano.
When I’m not playing golf, I am: studying, going to the gym, playing soccer, basketball, ping pong, swimming, playing PS4 and/or just relaxing with friends if family is not around.

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