Sabah Masters returns as season-ending decider

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Sabah_Masters_120113_Antonio_Lascuna-06-320Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, October 21: The Sabah Masters will once again take centre stage on the ASEAN PGA Tour as the grande finale to the 2013/2014 season.

To be played from January 8 to 11 it will return to Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club with the support of its mainstay sponsor Sabah Tourism Board (STB).

Boasting prize money of US$75,000 it will play a decisive role in determining who wins the Order of Merit title.

This year Filipino Antonio Lascuna lifted the Sabah Masters trophy and ended a long frustrating wait for his first win on the ASEAN PGA Tour. He beat pre-tournament favourite Mardan Mamat from Singapore on the third hole of a sudden-death play-off.
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Nearly man Lascuna prevails in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 12: Filipino Antonio Lascuna ended a long frustrating wait for his first win on the ASEAN PGA Tour today by triumphing in the US$75,000 Sabah Masters.

The popular 42-year-old beat pre-tournament favourite Mardan Mamat from Singapore on the third hole of a sudden-death play-off at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club.

Lascuna started the day five shots adrift of Mamat, who led after each of the first three rounds, but stormed through with a five-under-par 66.

Mamat closed with a 71, in the final event of the 2012-2013 season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
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Solid lead for Mamat in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 11: Singapore’s top golfer Mardan Mamat continued to dominate the US$75,000 Sabah Masters today after taking a four shot lead after the third round.

The 45-year-old carded a two-under-par 69 at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club to move to 11-under-par for the tournament.

Malaysian star Nicholas Fung, who hails from Kota Kinabalu, and Somkiat Srisanga from Thailand are in joint second position after also shooting 69.
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Masters Mamat Excels in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 10: Evergreen Mardan Mamat produced another authoritative round to keep his lead in the Sabah Masters.

He carded a second round five-under-par 66 at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club to lead on nine under.

Antonio Lascuna from the Philippines is three shots behind after firing 69, in the final event of the 2012-2013 season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

A stroke further back is Malaysian Nicholas Fung and Somkiat Srisanga from Thailand, who carded rounds of 65 and 68 respectively.
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Mamat and Lascuna shine in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 9: Marquee players Mardan Mamat from Singapore and Filipino Antonio Lascuna stamped their authority on the opening day of the Sabah Masters shooting four-under-par 67s.

The experienced duo top the leaderboard ahead of Malaysian Danny Chia, Singapore’s Koh Dengshan plus Somkiat Srisanga and Rattanon Wannasrichan from Thailand who carded 69s.

The US$75,000 tournament, which is being played at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, is the final event of the ASEAN PGA Tour’s 2012-2013 season.
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Showtime for Chia and Fung in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 8: Malaysian number one Danny Chia and countryman and young pretender to his throne Nicholas Fung, compete in this week’s Sabah Masters along with a host of big name players.

The US$75,000 tournament, which tees-off tomorrow at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, is the final event of the 2012/2013 season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

Mardan Mamat and Choo Tze Huang from Singapore, Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat, the defending champion, and Annop Tangkamolprasert are playing along with Filipinos Antonio Lascuna and Jay Bayron, plus Indonesia’s Rory Hie.
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Sabah to host season finale

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 1: This month’s Sabah Masters will provide a thrilling climax to the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour when it is staged at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club from January 9 to 12.

The popular tournament is the final event of the 2012/2013 season with a wealth of leading players from the region having confirmed their participation.

Sabah’s very own Nicholas Fung, the current Order of Merit leader who was second in Sabah in 2011, leads the line-up along with Thailand’s Annop Tangkamolprasert and Jay Bayron from the Philippines, third and fourth respectively on the Merit list.
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Wisut sets new benchmark in Sabah

November 6, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat claimed the US$60,000 Sabah Masters today to become the first player to win four times on the ASEAN PGA Tour and also the first to claim back-to-back titles.

Wisut recorded a one stroke victory over Filipino Anthony Fernando and Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club.

The victory follows on from his success in last month’s Palembang Musi Championship in Indonesia.

The 30-year-old fired a brilliant final round four-under-par 66 for a four-day total of two-under 278.
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