Top players out in force for Negeri Sembilan Masters

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BSO_PL_Kwanchai_Tannin_081112_001-320October 22, Seremban, Malaysia: Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin, ranked first on the ASEAN PGA Tour Order of Merit, heads a stellar field at this week’s PGM-ASEAN PGA Negeri Sembilan Masters.

His countryman Namchok Tantipokhakul, second on the Merit list, and Singaporean Mardan Mamat, a winner already this year in Malaysia, are also competing in the US$60,000 tournament which tees-off tomorrow at Seremban International Golf Club.

The event is the eighth leg on the 2013 ASEAN PGA Tour and the third to be jointly sanctioned with the PGM Tour.

Kwanchai is looking for his second win of the season having claimed the Singha Pattaya Open in April.
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Mighty Fung Set for Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia, May 7: Malaysian Nicholas Fung, the reigning ASEAN PGA Tour Order of Merit champion, headlines an impressive starting line up in this week’s PGM-ASEAN A’Famosa Masters.

The tournament tees-off tomorrow at the A’Famosa Resort and also features Fung’s leading compatriots Danny Chia, Sukree Othman and Airil Rizman.

Boasting prize money of US$60,000 the event also features Singapore’s Mardan Mamat and Choo Tze Huang.

It is the fourth event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour, which this year offers a record 12 tournaments worth US$1,095,000.
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Tour set for 2013 season opener

Khon Kaen, Thailand, February 13: Some of the most outstanding prospects in the region will pit their skills against Asian number one Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand at the Singha Esan Open, the season-opening event on the ASEAN PGA Tour, this week.

Indonesia’s Rory Hie, third last year, Annop Tangkamolprasert of Thailand, winner of the Gowa Classic in Indonesia last November, and fast-rising Singaporean Choo Tze Huang are amongst the young guns looking to shoot down former champion Thaworn, the Masters-bound 46-year-old who lifted four international titles in a quite extraordinary 2012.

Filipino Antonio Lascuna, victorious in the season-ending Sabah Masters last month, decorated Thai Prayad Marksaeng, like Thaworn a past winner of the Singha Esan Open, and countryman Wisut Artjanawat, the 2011 ASEAN PGA Tour number one, are also in the strong field at Singha Park Golf Club from February 14-17.
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Awards Galore for Fung

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 12: Nicholas Fung stole the show at the ASEAN PGA Tour Gala Awards Night held at Sutera Harbour’s plush Marina.

The young Malaysian took to the stage to receive trophies for winning the ASEAN PGA Order of Merit title and he was also voted the Players’ Player of the Year.

A joint eight finish in the season-ending Sabah Masters, earlier in the day, was enough to allow Fung to top the money list.

The rising star from Kota Kinabalu finished the season with winnings of US$31,884.
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Showtime for Chia and Fung in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 8: Malaysian number one Danny Chia and countryman and young pretender to his throne Nicholas Fung, compete in this week’s Sabah Masters along with a host of big name players.

The US$75,000 tournament, which tees-off tomorrow at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, is the final event of the 2012/2013 season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

Mardan Mamat and Choo Tze Huang from Singapore, Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat, the defending champion, and Annop Tangkamolprasert are playing along with Filipinos Antonio Lascuna and Jay Bayron, plus Indonesia’s Rory Hie.
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Sabah to host season finale

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 1: This month’s Sabah Masters will provide a thrilling climax to the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour when it is staged at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club from January 9 to 12.

The popular tournament is the final event of the 2012/2013 season with a wealth of leading players from the region having confirmed their participation.

Sabah’s very own Nicholas Fung, the current Order of Merit leader who was second in Sabah in 2011, leads the line-up along with Thailand’s Annop Tangkamolprasert and Jay Bayron from the Philippines, third and fourth respectively on the Merit list.
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Maiden win for Annop in Gowa

November 17, Gowa, Indonesia: Thailand’s Annop Tangkamolprasert came of age today with a fine victory in the storm interrupted Gowa Classic on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

The promising young golfer registered his first win since turning professional in 2007 after shooting a three-under-par 69 to triumph by three shots over Singaporean rookie Choo Tze Huang, who also carded 69.

In a dramatic finish at Padivalley Golf Club, a lightning and heavy rain storm hit just as the final group, consisting of Annop, Choo and Thailand’s Pravee Visalkit walked off the 17th green.
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Annop pulls ahead at Padivalley

November 16, Gowa, Indonesia: Annop Tangkamolprasert from Thailand took control of the US$100,000 Gowa Classic today by posting a third round five-under-par 67 for a three stroke lead.

The 22-year-old put himself in an excellent position to claim his maiden professional title by making an eagle, five birdies and just two bogeys.

Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang and Pravee Visalkit from Thailand lie in second place at Padivalley Golf Club.

Choo shot a 72 while Pravee carded 70 in the second from last event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
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