Friday, 28 August 2015

Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s Orna Closed Championship in Melaka

Amateur Khai Jei leads after third round at Orna


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The country’s top-ranked amateur player Low Khai Jei fired an impressive six-under 66 to take the outright lead of the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s Orna Closed Championship in Melaka today.

The 19-year-old, who already has a tie for third on the Tour, yet says he is in no hurry to turn pro, moved to 11-under 205 after the third round at Orna Golf & Country Club.

Leaving seasoned pros in his wake, Khai Jei admitted that he was “a bit nervous” about leading the RM180,000 event with a day to go. “I haven’t been in a situation like this before (in a pro tournament) so I am a bit nervous,” he said. “But I will try to just play my normal game tomorrow and see what happens.”

Khai Jei’s six-under round came courtesy of an even-par first nine, followed by a birdie blitz over the homeward stretch, during which he was flawless and strung together five straight birdies from Holes 10-14, before adding another at the 17th hole.

Khai Jei’s effort left him three shots clear of overnight leader Nicholas Fung, with whom he will play in the last grouptomorrow, alongside Khor Kheng Hwai. Fung carded a one-under 71 that had him on 208 in second spot, while Khor had a 70 for a 209 total in third place. Wilson Choo (69) was fourth on six-under 210. 



Mohd Amli signed for the low round of the tournament so far, when he came home with an eight-under 64. That outstanding performance, which would have been a new course had it not been for preferred lies, propelled him to five-under 211 and joint fifth place with Ben Leong (71). “That’s how it happens some day – everything you go for goes in. It was an enjoyable experience and I’ll try to do more of the same tomorrow,” added Amli, who said he turned pro in 2010.




Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s Orna Closed Championship in Melaka 





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