Oskar secures maiden Tour win at MIDF Championship -Nearest Malaysian 3 rd
|#Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) MIDF TPC Kuala Lumpur Championship|
Sweden's Oskar Arvidsson clinched his maiden Tour victory today when he won the#Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) MIDF TPC Kuala Lumpur Championship by two strokes.
Joint overnight leader at TPC Kuala Lumpur with Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach, Oskar carded a third successive four-under 67 that gave him a 15-under 269 total and a cheque worth RM35,000.
Slorach came home with a 69 and his 271 was good enough for second place, while Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung finished third, another shot back on 272. Fung posted a last day 68, the same as Indonesia’s George Gandranata, who was tied with halfway leader Malaysian Danny Chia (71). They were 10-under 274 in fourth place.
Oscar Zetterwall, also of Sweden and winner of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic in Jakarta two weeks ago, shot the low round of the day, a five-under 66 that propelled him to joint sixth place on nine-under 275. Malaysia’s Gavin Green also finished with a 275 total after a final day even-par 71.
Speaking after his round Oskar said: “This is my first win on Tour and I’m really very happy about it. I managed to put together four good days of golf and pull it off.
“It wasn’t easy but I am just so glad I got the job done,” added Arvidsson, who also said that his participation in this season’s British Open helped him mature as a player.
“The experience at the Open, playing with all the big names in the game, certainly helped me here today because even though I didn’t play that well at Royal Troon (Golf Club) I learnt a lot.”
The 25-year-old from Guttenberg, who turned pro two years ago and had a third place as his best finish on the PGM Tour prior to today, had two birdies in his opening three holes before dropping a shot at hole No. 7. He got back on track with another four birdies en route to the title, despite a stumble at the last hole where he had a bogey.
Leading Final Results
269 Oskar Arvidsson (Swe) 68-67-67-67
271 Mitchell Slorach (Sin) 65-69-68-69
272 Nicholas Fung (Mas) 67-70-67-68
274 George Gandranata (Ina) 71-67-68-68,Danny Chia (Mas) 64-67-72-71
275 Oscar Zetterwall (Swe) 76-65-68-66, Gavin Green (Mas) 68-68-68-71
277 Jose Rolz (Gtm) 71-71-67-68, Poom Saksansin (Tha) 66-69-73-69
279 Hsieh Chi-Hsien (Twn) 73-66-72-68, R. Nachimuthu (Mas) 71-67-72-69, Pannakorn Uthaipas (Tha) 70-69-68-72, Panuwat Muenlek (Tha) 67-70-68-74
280 Shakhawat Sohel (Ban) 69-67-74-70, Kemarol Baharin (Mas) 70-71-68-71, Mathiam Keyser (SA) 66-69-73-72, Shariffuddin Ariffin (Mas) 70-71-71-69