Port Dickson, Malaysia, October 18: Malaysia’s Lim Eng Seng beat countryman Mohd Sukree Othman at the third hole of a thrilling playoff to win the PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Lim, a prolific winner at amateur level, birdied the 18th for the second time in the playoff to lift his first ASEAN PGA Tour title.
Lim, three shots behind overnight, burst out of the pack with two birdies in the final three holes for a closing 67 to set the clubhouse target of eight-under-par 276 at Port Dickson Golf and Country Club.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, October 17: Halfway leader Kenneth De Silva of Malaysia kept his nose in front at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship on Friday despite shooting a shaky one-under-par 70 in the third round.
The 23 year old leads by a shot from experienced campaigner Mohd Sukree Othman of Malaysia and Thailand’s Ratchapol Jantavara, who is looking for his first top-10 finish of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, October 16: Malaysian young gun Kenneth De Silva found himself in the halfway lead at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship on Thursday after overnight pacesetter Pipatpong Naewsuk of Thailand dropped three shots in the closing stretch.
De Silva, who came to prominence with victory in the PGM Sarawak Masters in 2012, shot a second-round 68 for a total of six-under-par 136 and a one-stroke advantage over countryman Lim Eng Seng (68) and Thais Pipatpong and Ratchapol Jantavara.
Port Dickson, Malaysia, October 15: Thailand’s Pipatpong Naewsuk bagged a couple of eagles in an opening seven-under-par 64 to grab a two-shot lead at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship on Wednesday.
Pipatpong, currently fifth on the 2014 Road to Sabah Masters rankings, carded eagles on the par-four ninth and the par-five last to go along with four birdies at Port Dickson Golf and Country Club.
October 14, Port Dickson, Malaysia: Former ASEAN PGA Tour number one Kwanchai Tannin and wonder kid Phachara Khongwatmai, the youngest-ever winner of a professional event, are amongst the favourites for victory at this week’s PGM-ASEAN PGA Port Dickson Championship.
Thailand’s Kwanchai, currently second on the 2014 Road to Sabah Masters rankings, and compatriot Phachara, making his way in the professional ranks after winning last year’s Singha Hua Hin Open as a 14-year-old amateur, face a host of leading Malaysian players at Port Dickson Golf and Country Club from October 15-18.
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).
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.