Thursday, 11 February 2016

Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s UMW Templer Park Championship winner is Shunya Takeyasu

dwindling Malaysian pros  count the numbers of malaysia  pros in 1 st ten the number making the cut.This is home performance  They are still not ready to take on the world  hey need incubation  with a course to practice. This is only an ADT event.

Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s UMW Templer Park Championship winner is Shunya Takeyasu
only 7 malaysians made the cut rest are crowded at the bottom

Japan’s Takyasu wins Templer Park title

Shunya Takeyasu carded a fourth and final round five-under 67 to win the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s UMW Templer Park Championship today.
The Japan player clinched his first PGM Tour title with a bogey-free effort at Templer Park Country Club in Rawang today, and successive birdies at the 16th and 17th holes made all the difference.
He ended the RM200,000 tournament, co-sanctioned with the Asian Development Tour, on 16-under-par 272.
Overnight leader Namchok Tantipokhakul of Thailand settled for second place after a 69 that had a bogey at the par-4 10th hole in it. He might have got into a playoff but his putt for birdie at the 72nd hole lipped out.
There was a three-way tie for third place, a further stroke back, where Korean Doohwan Bang and Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent finished with matching 274 totals.
Bang signed for the low round of the day, a seven-under 65, while Vincent, who only turned pro last June, had a 69.
Kemarol Baharin was Malaysia’s best-placed player in the international field. The 30-year-old Kuala Lumpur resident battled with a cracked driver from midway through the round and finished with a one-over 73.
That left him on eight-under 280 and in a three-way tie for 10th spot.
Takeyasu was understandably pleased with his maiden victory in Malaysia and said: “This is very special for me. It was not an easy victory as there are many good players in the tournament.
“The course was in good condition even if it was a little wet because of the light rain, but I handled it just well enough to win it,” added Takeyasu, who picked up a cheque worth RM33,250 for the triumph.
Namchok, who came into the last round with a one-shot lead over Takeyasu and Vincent, lamented his putting, which he said cost him.
“I missed putts that I should have made out there. But I am still happy with how the whole week went.
I had a chance to force a playoff at the last hole but as you know, it lipped out left me one stroke short.”
Twenty-three year-old Vincent said he learnt a lot from the experience and looked forward to playing more on the PGM Tour.
“This was a really nice week for me,” said the Zimbabwean who carded the low round of the tournament, a nine-under 63 in the third round.
“I started well today with the two birdies on the first two holes, but then I lost my way a little with the bogey at the 6th hole. I bounced back with the eagle-three at the par-5 7th but then gave another stroke back at the very next hole.
“After that I managed par all the way until the 17th hole, but by then it was too late.
“But still, I am happy to finish tied for third and I’ll be looking to build on this experience,” added Vincent.
Kemarol, who will travel to Bangladesh on Monday for the Bashundhara Open, said: “I had a rough day today and the cracked driver did not help.
“But I tried my best under the circumstances and gave it my best shot. I think it was just a case of a bit of bad luck that the driver went,” he added.
Ervin Chang carded a three-under 69 for a share of 16th place on 284. That left the seventeen-year-old Malaysian as the leading amateur in the event.
The next PGM Tour stop is the PGM Northport Championship at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam from February 24-27.

Leading Fourth Round Scores
272 -16       Shunya Takeyasu (Jpn) 72-65-68-67
273 -15       Namchok Tantipokhakul (Tha) 70-66-68-69
274 -14       Doohwan Bang (Kor) 67-72-70-65, Scott Vincent (Zim) 71-71-63-69
276 -12       Oscar Zetterwall (Swe) 74-69-69-64
277 -11       Samuel Chien (US) 69-69-72-67
279 -9         Panuwat Muenlek (Tha) 68-70-73-68, Jay Bayron (Phi) 69-72-69-69, Paul Harris (US) 71-66-70-72
280 -8         Johannes Veerman (US) 70-72-73-65, John Michael O'Toole(US) 69-75-68-68, Kemarol Baharin (Mas) 68-68-71-73
283 -5         Janne Kaske (Fin) 70-72-71-70, Tawit Polthai (Tha)72-69-72-70, Oskar Arvidsson (Swe) 70-67-73-73

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Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s UMW Templer Park Championship winner is Shunya Takeyasu
Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour’s UMW Templer Park Championship winner is Shunya Takeyasu

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