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.
Penang, Malaysia, August 11: Victory for Jhonnel Ababa in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Penang Championship at the weekend opened up new career opportunities for the ambitious 30 year old from the Philippines.
Araba surged to third spot in the Road to Sabah Masters rankings, assuring himself of a coveted spot in the ASEAN PGA Tour’s end-of-season tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chiangmai, Thailand, August 3: Big-hitter Chapchai Nirat of Thailand birdied the final three holes to beat off a strong challenge from countryman Pipatpong Naewsuk and win the Singha Chiangmai Open on Sunday.
Two shots ahead overnight, Chapchai surrendered the lead to the hard-charging Pipatpong at the 13th hole before turning on the after burners and sizzling home in 64 for a two-stroke victory in the ASEAN PGA Tour event.