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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Payback for Fung in Palembang

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.
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Prom night in Pattaya

May 12, Pattaya: Prom Meesawat’s fond affinity with the Singha Pattaya Open continued today as he opened up a four shot lead after the third round.

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He won this event last year by nine strokes and put one hand on the trophy today after firing a five-under-par 67 at Burapha Golf Club.

His compatriot Thanyakon Khrongpha is in second place after shooting a 72.

Two shots further back are Dutchman Guido Van Der Valk and Thailand’s Somsak Kaopratum and Namchok Tantipokhakul. Van Der Valk shot 68 while Somsak fired a 70 and Namchok came in with 71.
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Thanyakon claims Singha lead

May 11, Pattaya: Thanyakon Khrongpha, arguably Thailand’s most exciting golfing prospect, took the halfway lead in the US$65,000 Singha Pattaya Open today.

The player who many expect to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious countrymen Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee, fired a five-under-par 67 at Burapha Golf Club.

Birdies on the last two holes allowed him to finish one stroke ahead of first round leader Prom Meesawat from Thailand.

Defending champion Prom carded a 70 in the second event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.
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Thaworn holds massive lead

Luang Prabang, Laos, May 5: Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant continued to deliver a stiff lesson to the region’s young players after opening up an eight shot lead in the Luang Prabang Laos Open today.

The 45-year-old, who started the day with a six shot advantage, fired a third round four-under-par 68 at Luang Prabang Golf Club.

Trailing in second place is his 21-year-old countryman Thanyakon Khrongpha, who shot an impressive 65.
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Classy Thaworn leads by six

Luang Prabang, Laos, May 4: Thaworn Wiratchant’s golden touch brought the inaugural Luang Prabang Laos Open to life today as the gifted Thai golfer shot a sublime second round nine-under-par 63.

In Laos’ first professional golf tournament, Thaworn showed the nation how golf is played at the highest level by opening up a six shot lead from the Bayron brothers Rufino and Jay.

Thaworn made an eagle and seven birdies at Luang Prabang Golf Club in the opening event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

“I missed two short putts for birdie and missed a10 footer for birdie on the 18th,” said a relaxed and confident Thaworn.
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