Melaka, May 31: Highly rated Thai Gunn Charoenkul cruised to victory in the PGM-ASEAN PGA Melaka Championship on Saturday, a closing two-under 70 handing him his second title of the season.
Gunn, the current ASEAN PGA Tour number one following his win at the season-opening Singha Esan Open, posted a seven-under total of 281 and finished three shots clear of Malaysia’s Iylia Jamil, who closed with a 71 for outright second at Ayer Keroh Country Club.
Melaka, May 30: Rising star Gunn Charoenkul of Thailand and Malaysia’s experienced campaigner Mohd Sukree Othman shot matching two-under-par 70s on Friday to share top spot heading into the final round of the PGM-ASEAN PGA Melaka Championship.
The duo are locked together on five-under 211, a shot ahead of Thailand’s Pravee Visalkit (70) at Ayer Keroh Country Club.
Melaka, May 29: Unheralded Iylia Jamil of Malaysia shot an accomplished three-under-par 69 to grab the halfway lead at the PGM-ASEAN PGA Melaka Championship on Thursday.
He has a two round total of five-under 139 and a one-shot advantage over countrymen Lam Yu Shuen (69) and Airil Rizman (70) at Ayer Keroh Country Club.
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.
October 27, Palembang, Indonesia: Malaysian Nicholas Fung ended a frustrating run of second place finishes by winning the US$150,000 Palembang Musi Championship today.
He fired a final round four-under-par 68 to beat Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul by two at Palembang Golf Club.
Gunn came in with a 70 in the ASEAN PGA Tour’s richest event of the season.
The result was retribution for Fung as he was beaten by his Thai opponent in a sudden-death play-off in the previous ASEAN PGA Tour event, the Singha Esan Open in August.
October 26, Palembang, Indonesia: Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul and Nicholas Fung from Malaysia moved into a share of the lead in the US$150,000 Palembang Musi Championship today to set up their second successive final day face off.
Gunn beat Fung in a sudden-death play-off in the previous ASEAN PGA Tour event, the Singha Esan Open in August, and with a four shot lead over the rest of the field they are set for another exciting showdown.
The Thai golfer started the day with a one shot lead over Fung at Palembang Golf Club and shot a five-under-par 67.
Fung caught him with a 66 to leave them tied on 14-under-par 202.
October 25, Palembang, Indonesia: Gunn Charoenkul stayed in front at the halfway mark of the Palembang Musi Championship displaying a calm coolness that has seen him emerge as one of the stars on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
The Thai carded a two-under-par 70 at Palembang Golf Club to lead the US$150,000 event on nine-under-par 135.
Malaysian Nicholas Fung, second in this event last year, carded a 68 to lie one stroke off the lead.
Thailand’s Piya Swangarunporn and Annop Tangkamolprasert finished a stroke further back after returning rounds of 69 and 70 respectively.
October 24, Palembang, Indonesia: Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul fired a flawless seven-under-par 65 to take the first round lead in the Palembang Musi Championship.
Gunn, full of confidence following victory on the Thai PGA Tour last week, made seven birdies at Palembang Golf Club to lead from his compatriot Pawin Ingkhapradit, who shot 66.
Indonesia’s George Gandranata and Annop Tangkamolprasert and Panuwat Muenlek from Thailand are in joint third place after carding 67s.
Boasting prize money of US$150,000 the tournament is the richest event on this year’s ASEAN PGA Tour.