Danny targets 2014 comeback


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 19: Malaysia’s top golfer Danny Chia is confident of a full recovery from a career threatening injury which has sidelined him since June.

He has also confirmed he will not play competitive golf for the remainder of this year in order to be fully fit for the 2014 season.

A build up of bone fragments pressing on a nerve saw Chia lose most of the muscle mass in his right arm but after a five-hour operation on September 5 the Malaysian is certain the problem is fixed. A titanium plate was inserted to secure C4 and C5 vertebrae while excess calcification was also removed.
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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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Mamat and Lascuna shine in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 9: Marquee players Mardan Mamat from Singapore and Filipino Antonio Lascuna stamped their authority on the opening day of the Sabah Masters shooting four-under-par 67s.

The experienced duo top the leaderboard ahead of Malaysian Danny Chia, Singapore’s Koh Dengshan plus Somkiat Srisanga and Rattanon Wannasrichan from Thailand who carded 69s.

The US$75,000 tournament, which is being played at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, is the final event of the ASEAN PGA Tour’s 2012-2013 season.
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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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ASEAN PGA dream factory inspires storylines

September 1: A quartet of winners at different stages of their careers spiced up the ASEAN PGA Tour during the first half of the season.

Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, one of Asia’s best performing players in recent years, late bloomer Udorn Duangdecha, rising star Thanyakon Khrongpha and renaissance man Prom Meesawat showed the diversity of the popular circuit with contrasting victories.

Siddikur continued his remarkable rise from ball boy to one of Asia’s finest by winning the US$160,000 Negeri Sembilan Masters Invitational, the most lucrative tournament on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
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Red hot Siddikur seals win

July 10, Seremban, Malaysia: Siddikur from Bangladesh continued his remarkable rise from ball boy to one of Asia’s best by winning the Negeri Sembilan Masters Invitational in electrifying fashion today.

The 26-year-old from Dhaka soared to victory with two eagles on the back nine at Seremban International Golf Club.

He fired a final round seven-under-par 65 for a four shot victory over Malaysia’s top golfer Danny Chia, who came in with a 70.
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Cream of ASEAN golf assemble at Negeri Masters

July 6, Seremban, Malaysia: Malaysian golf will see one of its strongest fields of the season compete at this week’s Negeri Sembilan Masters Invitational with a powerful mix of proven winners.

The RM500,000 (approx US$165,000) tournament tees off on tomorrow at Seremban International Golf Club (SIGC) and is the richest event of 2011 on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

The stature of the tournament and its lucrative purse has resulted in a mouthwatering line up of top players from Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia.

Many of those competing have already tasted victory this year and will be looking for success in what is the fourth event of the year on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
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Chia to Star at Emeralda

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22: Malaysian number one Danny Chia has confirmed he will play in next week’s Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia at Emeralda Golf and Country Club – which is the season-ending Tour Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.

Chia is a two-time winner on the circuit and won the Tour Championship in 2008, when it was held in Thailand.

He joins a stellar field that includes defending champion Namchok Tantipokhakul from Thailand, Filipino Juvic Pagunsan and fast rising Malaysian star Nicholas Fung.

The US$80,000 tournament is being played from October 27 to 30, and features the top-60 players from the Order of Merit. No halfway cut is made so all players are guaranteed prizemoney.

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