Malaysia’s Iylia jumps into Melaka lead

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.

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Top players out in force for Negeri Sembilan Masters


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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Sabah Masters returns as season-ending decider


Sabah_Masters_120113_Antonio_Lascuna-06-320Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, October 21: The Sabah Masters will once again take centre stage on the ASEAN PGA Tour as the grande finale to the 2013/2014 season.

To be played from January 8 to 11 it will return to Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club with the support of its mainstay sponsor Sabah Tourism Board (STB).

Boasting prize money of US$75,000 it will play a decisive role in determining who wins the Order of Merit title.

This year Filipino Antonio Lascuna lifted the Sabah Masters trophy and ended a long frustrating wait for his first win on the ASEAN PGA Tour. He beat pre-tournament favourite Mardan Mamat from Singapore on the third hole of a sudden-death play-off.
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Magical Mamat strikes in Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia, May 11: Evergreen Mardan Mamat marched to a convincing victory in the PGM-ASEAN PGA A’Famosa Masters today at the A’Famosa Golf Resort.

The 45-year-old shot a two-under-par 70 for a four stroke win over Malaysian Khor Kheng Hwai.

The US$60,000 tournament, which is joint sanctioned by the ASEAN PGA Tour and the PGM Tour, marked Mamat’s third ASEAN PGA title.

His triumph also made up for his loss against Filipino Tony Lascuna in a sudden-death play-off in the Sabah Masters in January.
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Mamat leads by five

Melaka, Malaysia, May 10: Mardan Mamat took control of the PGM-ASEAN PGA A’Famosa Masters at A’Famosa Golf Resort today with a faultless seven-under 65.

The Singaporean, who shot 69s over the first two days, opened up a healthy five-stroke lead at the top of the leader board on 13-under 205 after the third round.

R. Nachimuthu (68), Anis Helmi Hassan (69) and Khor Kheng Hwai (71) led the Malaysian charge as they moved into joint second place on 209.

Malaysia’s S. Murthy, who led the first half of the tournament, stumbled to a 74 and slipped into a tie for fifth, alongside Airil Rizman (69) on 210.
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Murthy holds halfway lead

Melaka, Malaysia, May 9: S. Murthy held on to a slim one-stroke lead after the second round of the PGM-ASEAN PGA A’Famosa Masters at A’Famosa Golf Resort in Melaka today.

Following the Malaysian’s superlative 63 on the opening day, a poor opening nine left Murthy hanging on, and he had to fight back gallantly down the homeward stretch to settle for a one-over 73 and 136 total.

A shot back was compatriot Khor Kheng Hwai, who carded a 69.

Thailand’s Ratchapol Juntavara was one of the three players who signed for the low round of day – a 67.

He was tied with Malaysia’s Mohd Rizal Amin (69) and Mardan Mamat (69) of Singapore on 138 in third place.
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Murthy Leads in Melaka

Melaka, Malaysia, May 8: S. Murthy equaled his career best low round on the first day of the PGM-ASEAN PGA A’Famosa Masters at A’Famosa Golf Resort in Alor Gajah, Melaka today.

Murthy, who has shown some good form this season, fired a bogey-free nine-under-par 63 to carve out a four-stroke lead at the top of the leaderboard in the event co-sanctioned with the ASEAN PGA Tour.

The Malaysian left Thailand’s Philip Matsson (67) to settle for second place, while fellow Malaysians Khor Kheng Hwai and Nicholas Pua were joint third with rounds of 68.

Singaporean Mardan Mamat, along with Malaysia’s Mohd Sukree Othman, Mohd Rizal Amin and Airil Rizman were tied for fifth on 69.

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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