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LOW Khai Jei won the PGM Tour’s Satellite Tournament at Kinrara Golf Club in Puchong today, an event that had three amateurs in the top-five and a trio from the PGM Peak Performance Academy.
Attached to the Malaysian Golf Association and a player who credits Pro with his improved play this year, Khai Jei shot a final round of three-under 68 to finish the three-day tournament on even-par 213. On the first day he had a 73, which he followed up with a 72.
Second round leaders Adam Shafiq (72) and another amateur player Kuhanesh Ganesan (74) finished runner-up and third, respectively. Both currently under the tutelage of the PGM Peak Performance Academy, they ended the event on two-over 215 and 217.
In fourth place on 221 was amateur Kenneth Lui Da Hui (73), while Farid Rashid, another member of the Academy, was fifth, a stroke further back.
Khai Jei, who leaves Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to play in the Taiwan Amateur Championships, said he was “happy” to have sealed the come-from-behind victory.
“To win any tournament is always nice and to make up the ground on the last day was really satisfying,” added the 17-year-old. “I started rather slow but had a good back nine, where I shot three-under.”
Speaking of the recent progress he has made with his game, Khai Jei said: “I said started working with A PRO this year and travelled to Las Vegas. So far it has gone off really well and I feel I’m making improvements all-round.
“The plan is to visit Butch about twice a year and hopefully we can take it from there.”
Probed on his medium-term plans, the Saujana member said he had no immediate intention of turning pro any time soon and added that he was looking to consolidate his game in the amateur ranks first. Khai Jei is a scratch player.
Adam, who started golf as an eight-year-old and featured in four PGM Tour events before this one without much success, said he too was happy with his performance in the Satellite tournament.
“I hit ball solidly this week and overall have grown in confidence,” said the player from Kedah.
“I am pleased with the learning experience at the Academy as it is helping my game get better. I feel more focused now and I think that showed my performance in this tournament.
“Hopefully I can build on it in future events,” added the 18-year-old.
Kuhanesh, also 18 years old and also from the Peak Performance Academy, said while the course was in “good condition and tough” he took a lot of positives from the tournament.
“I played rather well here,” he said. “Although I could obviously have done better, I was happy with my swing and putting, and now I must look to ways of improving even further,” added Kuhanesh.
The next stop of the PGM Tour scheduled is the RM180,000 PGM-UMW Sabah Classic at Sabah Golf & Country Club from September 4-7.
Top-two open up three-stroke lead at
AIRIL Rizman and Australian Darren Tan opened
up a three-stroke lead at the top of the standings after the second round of
the PGM Tour’s RM200,000 Terengganu Masters at Resorts World Kijal today.
After opening rounds of 65, the top-two
matched each other again with four-under 67s that left them on 10-under 132 for
Mitsuhiko Hashizume, winner of the PGM LADA
Langkawi Masters in April, was the big mover and climbed into third place at
the halfway stage. The Japan player carded a five-under 66 for a 135 total,
which was a stroke ahead of Nabil Abdul of Australian (69), England’s Grant
Jackson (67) and Rory Hie (67) of Indonesia on six-under-par.
Malaysia’s S. Sivachandhran (69) and Shaaban
Hussin (68), along with Rufino Bayron of the Philippines (67) and American Man
O Im (68) were joint seventh on five-under 137.
Conceding that the conditions were somewhat
tougher than when he went out in the first round, Airil said: “I’m happy with a 67 today. It was much
windier than the first day, but I still managed to play within my limits, which
worked out just well.
“Obviously, my intention is to focus on
taking it one round at a time, so hopefully I can go out there tomorrow and
continue with my form of the first two days,” added the Malaysian.
Mitsuhiko said he felt a “little lucky” en
route to his five-under today and added that his short-game and a few decent
putts held it together for him.
“I made some mistakes out there, but I
managed to restrict the damage with short-iron shots that helped me save par.
Also, my caddie and I worked out reading the lines much better and I was able
to sink a few good putts,” said Mitsuhiko.
Twenty-four year-old Rory Hie, who hails from Jakarta and studied at the
University of Southern California, said he was pleased with his overall form of
late and looked forward putting together a solid performance over the next two
days, in order to finish high up leaderboard here.
“I hit the ball sweetly,” said Rory, who
opened with a 69 before shooting a four-under today. “My iron shots were also
in fine tune, so hopefully I can continue like this and finish high up there on
the leaderboard on Saturday.”
Iain Steel, who won the Ballantine's Taiwan
Championship last week, moved into contention with a three-under 68 that left
him on 138.Meanwhile, PGM Tour Order of Merit leader and
pre-tournament favourite Nicholas Fung, shot a second successive one-under-par
70, which had him tied for 20th withZen DHARMARATNE
Kenneth DE SILVA
Adam SHAW at the halfway stage.
In an event co-sanctioned by the Asian
Development Tour (ADT) and carrying world rankings points, tomorrow’s third
round should see a few of those lurking in the background make a move and ready
themselves for the onslaught of the final day on Saturday.
Round 2 (22 Aug 2013) - Results Resorts World Kijal PGM TERENGGANU MASTERS 2013
Asian tour opportunites at Terengganu Masters where 38 players are even-par or better
our’s RM200,000 Terengganu Masters at the Resorts World Kijal course today.
In an event co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour (ADT), the leading pair shot six-under-par 66s to lead by one stroke from George Gandranata of Indonesia, Australian Nabil Abdul and Malaysian amateur Adam Muda.
In good weather conditions to go low on this east coast par-71 layout, the top-29 in the field all broke par, while 18 shot two-under or better.
Malaysians Rizal Amin and S. Sivachandhran, along with Australian Scott Barr, carded 68s for joint sixth, while in pursuit, another stroke adrift, was a 10-way tie for ninth place – Man Man O Im of the US, Indonesia’s Rory Hie, Mitsuhiko Hashizume and Takuya Yamauchi of Japan, Canadian Lindsay Renolds, Englishman Grant Jackson, Dutchman Chong Lip-Shien and Malaysians R. Nachimuthu, Shaaban Hussin and Arie Fauzi.
Pre-tournament favourite and PGM Tour Order of Merit leader, tied with 19 others
19= 70 -1 Nicholas
19= 70 -1 Rufino BAYRON (PHI)
19= 70 -1 Carl SANTOS-OCAMPO (PHI)
19= 70 -1 Haziq HAMIZAN (MAS)
19= 70 -1 Kenneth TOBUSE (MAS)
19= 70 -1 Matthew MCBAIN (AUS)
19= 70 -1 Daniel NG (MAS)
19= 70 -1 Iain STEEL (MAS)
19= 70 -1 LAM Yu Shuen (MAS)
19= 70 -1 Nicholas FUNG (MAS)
19= 70 -1 Zen DHARMARATNE (MAS)
The intense competition at Kijal, where 38 players in a field of 86 were even-par or better after the first day, has put down to the world ranking points available in the event.
Further to this, the top-three on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season earn automatic slots on the Asian Tour next season – hence the determined commitment from the players.
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