The top.three (from left)Khairul Nizam Mohd Rasip, P Paramaswaran and Mohd Soaphee Yaacob
Paramaswaran Wins Maiden Tour Event
Bukit Unggul pro seals Impian Satellite title with 14-stroke victory
WITH a workmanlike final round 73, P Paramaswaran won his tournament on the PGM Tour when he comfortably took the third Satellite Tournament at Impian Golf & Country Club in Kajang, Selangor today.
Paramaswaran, who led by a massive seven strokes going into the third and final round, finished on one-under-par 215 for a staggering 14-stroke victory.
In second and third places, were amateur players Khairul Nizam Md Rasip (80) and Mohd Soaphee Yaacob (73), who carded totals of 229 and 231, respectively.
Kenneth Lui Da Hu i, another player from the amateur ranks, was a shot back in fourth spot, while Ricky Yeow (A), who was second after the first round, finished on 234 in fifth place.
Nicholas Leong (A) was on 21-over 237 in sixth place, following a final round 78, while Imran Syafiq (A) shot a 76 on the last day for a 239 total and seventh spot. Rozaini Rosli had a 77 and finished tied on 240, alongside fellow amateur Azlan Meri (80).
In 10th place, on 241 was another amateur, Mohd Zain Mohd Tahir, who also shot a final round 80 and ended up on 241.
Paramaswaran did well to bounce back after a bogey-bogey start. The Bukit Unggul pro hit back with birdies at the 4th and 6th holes, and while he conceded another two bogeys at the 10th and 14th, he closed out the tournament with another birdie on the 18th hole.
Delighted with his success, Paramaswaran said: “This win qualifies me to play regularly on the Tour proper now and that is what I’m looking forward to doing.
“I enjoyed the tournament and it was a good experience. The course was in great shape despite the rains and under the conditions I am very happy with the way I played and the fact that I won.”
Khairul was pleased with his second-place finish but added that he just could not do any better than the eight-over 80 he shot today.
“I found things very difficult out there today, but I gave it my best and I’m happy with the runner-up spot. I learnt a lot this week and hopefully it will hold me in good stead in the future,” said Khairul.
The next tournament on the PGM Tour schedule is the RM200,000 PGM Maybank Johor Masters (ADT) at Johor Country Club in Johor Bharu, Johor, from April 10-13.
Leading Final Round Scores
215 P Paramaswaran 69-73-73, 229 Khairul Nizam Md Rasip (A) 76-73-80, 231 Mohd Soaphee Yaacob (A) 81-77-73, 232 Kenneth Lui Da Hui (A) 78-77-77, 234 Ricky Yeow 74-76-84, 237 Nicholas Leong (A) 84-74-79, 239 Imran Syafiq (A) 81-82-76, 240 Rozaini Rosli (A) 86-77-77, Azlan Meri (A) 81-79-80, 241 Mohd Zain Mohd Tahir (A) 79-82-80, 242 Shamsudin Dingkil 78-82-82, Alwi Kamaruddin 81-79-82, 243 Noel Faizal Hassan 80-78-85, 244 Mokhtar Alwi (A) 89-79-76, 245 Hafiz Mardzuki (A) 80-84-81, Mohamed Izzad Ibrahim (A) 84-77-84, Abd Rahman Abdul Hamid 77-79-89.STYLE OF P Paramaswaran