|#Ben Leong at players championship -#PGM EVENT at TPC|
Straight after his stint at UNI -IN USA he was confused faring miserably, blaming on injuries etc ,But after years being acclimatised to Malaysian style now he has settled down.-CONCEPT OF TRAVELLING FORM COURSE TO COURSE IN EARLY STAGES IN THE NAME OF EXPOSURE MAY NOT BE THE WISE THING FOR MANY.As we see even Arie is now settling down to better golf.AFTER YEARS FROM ------.While Local Seasoned Nicholus, Shukri,Nachi have been consistent with their potential.
#Ben Leong stretched his lead to nine strokes after the third round of the #Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Maybank Players Championship at TPC Kuala Lumpur today.
The Tour’s most in-form player, chasing a fifth title this season and fourth on the trot, shot a six-under 65 to move to 20-under 193 with a round left to play.
Gavin Green climbed back up to second place after a 65 of his own. He was 11-under 202, a stroke ahead of Kim Leun Kwang, who started the third day a shot off the lead in second spot. Kim carded a 67 for his 203, while Rizal Amin was fourth on 209.
On a congested leader board chasing the distant leader, Arie Irawan’s 70 had him in fifth place, yet another stroke back.
Sukree Othman (71) and Airil Rizman (72) were joint six on 211, while amateur player Daeng Rahman (68), Kenneth De Silva (70) and Hisham Sarjeet (70) were tied for eighth another two adrift on even-par 213.
Unless we witness a catastrophic collapse , Leong will capture the title of this RM275,000 event that brings the curtain down on the season. And the 30-year-old from Sabah is not planning to do anything different than he has over the last three days, in which he has been a cut above the rest.
“I’m planning to just do the same things again ,” he said after his third round. “I’m happy with all the areas of my game right now and am not going to try and change anything.”
Turning to the TPC Kuala Lumpur’s East course, which he has tame dramatically with rounds of 64, 64 and 65 this week, Leong added: “It’s in great shape. The fairways and greens are in tip-top condition and it’s a pleasure to play.”
Given Leong’s form, the top-earner on the domestic circuit this season with more than RM200,000, he should win it by a canter . With this, there should also be a real dogfight behind him where Green and Kim are favourites to finish runner-up.
Leading Third Round Scores
193 -20 Ben Leong 64-64-65
202 -11 Gavin Green 65-72-65
203 -10 Kim Leun Kwang 67-69-67
209 -4 Rizal Amin 69-70-70
210 -3 Arie Irawan 69-71-70
211 -2 Sukree Othman 73-67-71
211 -2 Airil Rizman 67-72-72
213 E Daeng Abd Rahman (A) 73-72-68
213 E Kenneth De Silva 78-65-70
213 E Hisham Sarjeet 71-72-70
215 +2 Mior Asyraf Haziq 75-73-67
215 +2 Amir Nazrin 76-69-70
216 +3 Kemarol Baharin 73-75-68
217 +4 Nick Ang 74-75-68
217 +4 Iylia Jamil 76-70-71
217 +4 Solomon Emilio 71-73-73
218 +5 R. Nachimuthu 72-77-69
218 +5 Shahriffuddin Ariffin 74-72-72