In-form Khor eyes more success

Port Dickson, October 13. Khor Kheng Hwai of Malaysia will be looking for back-to-back victories on the ASEAN PGA Tour in this week’s PGM-ASEAN PGA PD Championship at Port Dickson Golf & Country Club.

The 30 year old ended a 10-year wait for a Tour title with victory in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship last month.

Among his main challengers this week will be countrymen Kemarol Baharin, currently eighth on the ASEAN PGA Tour Order of Merit thanks chiefly to his victory at the PGM-ASEAN PGA UMW Impian Championship in April, and Lim Eng Seng, who triumphed in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship at Port Dickson Golf & Country Club a year ago.

Khor, a professional for 10 years, was delighted at notching his first win on both the ASEAN PGA Tour and the PGM Tour and he is in the mood for more triumphs.

“I’m just so happy to have done it at last,” said Khor after his win. “I have come close a few times over the last two months and (finally) I managed to pull it off. To me, it’s a great relief and I’ll try to build on this success.”

A contingent of talented players from the Philippines, including former winners Jhonnel Ababa and Mars Pucay, will also tee it up at Port Dickson Golf & Country Club from October 14-17, as well as up-and-comers from Singapore and Thailand.

Ababa won last year’s PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship while veteran Pucay lifted the Vietnam Championship in 2007.