Gunn, Sukree ready for Melaka showdown

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.
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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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Sabah Masters returns as season-ending decider

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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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Asean PGA members shine on OneAsia

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roryhie01NANSHAN, China, Oct 12 – Six ASEAN PGA Tour regulars are in for a lucrative weekend after making the cut at OneAsia’s Nanshan China Masters, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Major winners Darren Clarke and Charl Schwartzel.

Malaysian Nicholas Fung, Indonesia’s Rory Hie and Thais Annop Tangkamolprasert, Thanyakon Khrongpha and Wisut Artjanawat have all won on the ASEAN PGA Tour, and George Gandranata, also of Indonesia, is seeking his first professional victory.

While Hie and Wisut are OneAsia regulars, the others got into the U.S. $1 million tournament by virtue of the special relationship the tour has with the ASEAN PGA.

Hie started the third round at four under, two shots off the lead in joint second place, while Wisut was four over.

Thanyakon started Saturday tied for ninth on two under, while Annop was one over and Gandranata and Fung a shot further back.

Thanyakon is playing in his first OneAsia event outside Thailand. He finished tied for 20th in this year’s Thailand Open, which was co-sanctioned by OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation.

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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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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Solid lead for Mamat in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 11: Singapore’s top golfer Mardan Mamat continued to dominate the US$75,000 Sabah Masters today after taking a four shot lead after the third round.

The 45-year-old carded a two-under-par 69 at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club to move to 11-under-par for the tournament.

Malaysian star Nicholas Fung, who hails from Kota Kinabalu, and Somkiat Srisanga from Thailand are in joint second position after also shooting 69.
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Masters Mamat Excels in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, January 10: Evergreen Mardan Mamat produced another authoritative round to keep his lead in the Sabah Masters.

He carded a second round five-under-par 66 at Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club to lead on nine under.

Antonio Lascuna from the Philippines is three shots behind after firing 69, in the final event of the 2012-2013 season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

A stroke further back is Malaysian Nicholas Fung and Somkiat Srisanga from Thailand, who carded rounds of 65 and 68 respectively.
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