Melaka, Malaysia, June 12: Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant added another feather to his cap today when he won the US$50,000 Heritage Melaka Classic for his first victory on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.
The 42 year old carded a final round four-under-par 68 to beat Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing by one shot at Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club.
Lam had started the day with a two stroke lead but had to settle for second after signing off with a 73.
Thaworn drew upon the experience of winning 10 titles on the Asian Tour to come from behind and beat Lam over the closing holes.
Melaka, Malaysia, June 11: Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing was unstoppable today taking a two-shot lead after the third round of the US$50,000 Heritage Melaka Classic at the Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club.
Lam returned a four-under-par 68 for a 12-under-par 204 total – in what is the fourth event on this year’s Mercedes-Benz Tour.
Nothing could contain the 32-year-old Singaporean whose hot putter took him to the top of the leader board.
It was a frustrating round for overnight leader Antonio Lascuna of the Philippines with his putting and driving let him down. He carded a 72 and is in second place.
Melaka, Malaysia, 10 June: Filipino Antonio Lascuna powered into a two-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the US$50,000 Heritage Melaka Classic on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.
The in-form Lascuna fired a six-under-par 66 at the sun-kissed Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club to lead from Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing.
“Everything fell in place today, the driving, the putting and the mental game. Though the pin positions were difficult, my putting, which was good yesterday and today helped a lot,” said the Manila-based professional, who leads with a two-day total of 10-under-par 134.
Melaka, Malaysia, June 9: Sattaya Supupramai fired a blistering nine-under-par 63 to take the first round lead in the US$50,000 Heritage Melaka Classic today -establishing a new course record at the Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club.
The 25-year-old from Thailand produced an almost blemish-free round posting 10 birdies against one bogey in the Mercedes-Benz Tour event.
Two weeks ago he finished second in a local Thai PGA tournament and this week he is aiming for top spot.
“Tomorrow is another day and I will play the best that I can,” said the golfer, who is based at Palm Hills Golf Club in Hua Hin.
Melaka, June 3: The Mercedes-Benz Tour will welcome a new tournament onboard next week when it hosts the Heritage Melaka Classic at Tiara Melaka Country Club in Malaysia.
The US$50,000 tournament, which is being sponsored by the state government as part of efforts to boost golf tourism in the historic state of Melaka, will be played from June 9 to 12.
Singapore’s Mardan Mamat, the current leader of the Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit, along with Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant plus top Malaysians Danny Chia, Ben Leong and Airil Rizman headline a quality field for what will be the fourth stop on this year’s eight-leg Tour.
Japan, May 25: Angelo Que completed a remarkable three days of golf by qualifying for the US Open at the sectional qualifying tournament at Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan on Monday.
On Saturday he successfully defended the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship in the Philippines on the Mercedes-Benz Tour. He flew to Japan that night but did not have enough time to play a practice round for the qualifiers.
However, he comfortably booked his place at Bethpage State Park in New York from June 18 to 21, after finishing second in the 36-hole qualifier. The Filipino shot 70 and 68 to qualify for the year’s second Major.
Que, who won the Philippine Open last year, earned his second major appearance by finishing behind medallist David Smail of New Zealand. He made his major debut at last year’s British Open.
Manila, May 23: Filipino Angelo Que successfully defended the US$50,000 ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship today at Mt Malarayat Golf and Country Club.
Que rolled in a pressure packed par putt from six feet on the last hole to beat Thai Namchok Tantipokakul by a stroke for his third victory on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.
The Filipino made two important birdies in the last five holes but that all-important par-saver, after a 35-yard chip, on the difficult final hole proved critical.
Manila, May 22: Filipino Richard Sinfuego, thrust into a shootout with the country’s top player Angelo Que, seized the chance to prove a point today.
Sinfuego held his ground against defending champion Que, carding a two-under-par 70 that put him into the lead after the penultimate round of the US$50,000 ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship.
Sinfuego struggled on the back nine but Que failed to pounce on the opportunity and allowed the former to remain on track to end a six-year title drought.
And it is a possible victory against one of the best pros in the region, who also won the Philippine Open last year.