Chapchai Shines in Selangor

September 22: Chapchai Nirat, a winner and runner-up on the ASEAN PGA Tour this season, carried his good form into the Asian Tour last week with victory in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters.

The 31-year-old Thai defeated Filipino veteran Antonio Lascuna, also a former winner on the ASEAN PGA Tour, in the first play-off hole at Seri Selangor Golf Club.

They finished regulation play in 10-under-par 274, Lascuna shooting a 63 to tie with Chapchai (68).

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Chia Seals CIMB Deal

August 28: ASEAN PGA Tour player Danny Chia of Malaysia has sealed a spot in the cash-rich CIMB Classic in October.

Chia put up a spirited performance to earn his third appearance at the CIMB Classic after defeating countryman Khor Kheng Hwai on the first play-off hole at the SapuraKencana National Qualifier on Wednesday.

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Unheralded Ababa Prevails in Penang

Penang, Malaysia, August 9: Unheralded Jhonnel Ababa of the Philippines lifted his first ASEAN PGA Tour title on Saturday with a two-shot victory in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship.

Ababa, 30, was three strokes ahead overnight but was pushed hard by Thailand’s Atthaphon Sriboonkaew who twice drew within a stroke of the leader.

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Ababa closes in on first ASEAN PGA Tour title

Penang, Malaysia, August 8: Unsung Jhonnel Ababa of the Philippines hit the high notes on Friday as he surged into a commanding three-shot lead at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship.

The 30-year-old Ababa, who represented his country on many occasions during a standout amateur career, sizzled to a 65 for a three-round total of 15-under-par 201 at Penang Golf Club.

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Boy Wonder Phachara Shares Lead

Penang, Malaysia, August 7: Boy wonder Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand, who become the youngest winner of a professional event with his victory in last year’s Singha Hua Hin Open as a 14-year-old amateur, grabbed a share of the halfway lead at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship on Thursday.

Phachara, now competing as a professional, shot a 67 to join countrymen Nakarintra Ratanakul and Atthaphon Sriboonkaew in top spot on nine-under-par 135 at Penang Golf Club.

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Thais Dominate in Penang

Penang, Malaysia, August 6: The unheralded Thai duo of Pravee Visalkit and Nakarintra Ratanakul both shot bogey-free 65s to share the first round lead in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship on Wednesday.

Neither of them have hit the heights on the ASEAN PGA Tour this season but played some inspired golf at Penang Golf Club to take a two-shot lead over countrymen Somkiat Srisa-nga and Piya Swangarunporn.

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Pipatong Targets Penang Payday

Penang, Malaysia, August 5: Thailand’s Pipatpong Naewsuk will be looking to follow his runner-finish in the Singha Chiangmai Open on Sunday with another good performance at this week’s PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship.

Pipatpong is finding his feet again in professional golf after completing two years of Army service and pushed eventual winner Chapchai Nirat all the way in Chiangmai.

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