Sunday, 21 October 2012
Five AmBank Group Faldo Series Malaysia Championship 2012 winners qualifies for Grand Finals in China
218 Muhammad Wafiyuddin (KGRUUM) 74-69-75; 225 Amirul Aizat (KGRUUM) 74-72-79; 234 Muhammad Al-Azim (KGRUUM) 80-78-76;
229 Hiew Alvin (Palm Resort Johor) 81-76-72; 230 Mohd Asyraf Rosli (Monterez Golf & Country Club) 79-76-75; 231 Aaerishna Shastry (Johor Golf Country Club) 80-75-76;
230 Kelie Kan (MGA) 81-75-74; 233 Chong Yong (Kluang Country Club) 82-78-73; 238 Ashley Lau (MGA) 79-81-78
Defending champion Nur Durriyah Damian from the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) surged into contention with a much improved performance to shoot a 73 for a two-day total of 150 and is tied in first place with Isza Fariza from Staffield. Genevieve Ling is in third place with 154.
In the Boys U-18 category, national trainee Chan Tuck Soon maintained his consistent form with another round of 72 to score an even par of 144 while yesterday’s leader Muhammad Ridhwan from Kelab Golf Rekreasi Universiti Utara (KGRUUM), game faltered today to score a 79 and is now five shots behind Tuck Soon.
Another national trainee, Ervin Chang maintained his grip in the U-16 Boys category with a total of 151 over two rounds, four strokes ahead of Aaerishna Shastry of Johor Golf Country Club.
Kelab Golf Rekreasi Universiti Utara (KGRUUM) are in prime position to clinch the Boys U-21 title with the top three positions occupied by its players - current leader Muhammad Wafiyuddin on 143, followed by Amirul Aizat on three strokes behind and Muhammad Al-Azim on 158.
With only five tickets available for the Grand Finals which is scheduled to be held in Mission Hills, China in March, 2013 from five categories, the competition will be keen amongst the 67 local golfers on display from the ages of 12-21 years old.
The past winners of the Faldo Series tournament include World number 1s Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng of Chinese Taipei. It was launched in 1996 by Sir Nick Faldo with 35 tournaments taking place in 25 countries worldwide with over 5,000 golfers participating each year.
As the title sponsor for the Faldo Series Malaysia Championship 2012, AmBank Group is further strengthening its commitment to developing junior golf and the Group is also currently the main sponsor for the SportExcel Junior Golf Championship Grand Finals for the last eight years.
Second Round Scores
143 Muhammad Wafiyuddin (KGRUUM) 74-69; 146 Amirul Aizat (KGRUUM) 74-72; 158 Muhammad Al-Azim (KGRUUM) 80-78;
144 Chan Tuck Soon (MGA) 72-72; 150 Muhammad Ridhwan (KGRUUM) 71-79; 153 Ahmad Zahir (KGRUUM) 76-77;
151 Ervin Chang (MGA) 74-77; 155 Aaerishna Shastry (Johor Golf Country Club) 80-75; 155 Mohd Asyraf Rosli (Monterez Golf & Country Club) 79-76
150 Nur Durriyah Damian (MGA) 77-73; 150 Isza Fariza (Staffield) 75-75; 154 Genevieve Ling (Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara) 77-77;
156 Kelie Kan (MGA) 81-75; 158 Siti Zulaikha (Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara) 78-80; 160 Chong Yong (Kluang Country Club) 82-78