| Khairil Hassan |
TUESDAY’S golden boy, Danthai Boonma, only managed to card 1-under-par 70 yesterday after whipping up 10-under-par at the South East Asian Amateur Team Golf Championship at The Empire Hotel & Country Club but still retained his lead of the Putra Cup Individual race for a 16-under-par 197 tournament total.
Singapore’s Johnson Poh was in second place after carding 4-under-par 67 for 7-under 3-day 206 total. Thailand’s Natipong Srithong was one-stroke away from the runner-up with 207 tournament total and was in third place.
Brunei’s golden boy; Qazzri Fakhri slipped to 6th place on the second last day after only managing to card 4-over-par 75 with a tournament total of level 213.
Thailand’s Kasidit Lepkurte took fourth place with 3-under-par 68 and Malaysia’s Low Khai Jei at fifth place with 1-under-par 70.
Qazzri’s brother, Qawim Fakhri took 18th spot carding 4-over-par 75 while two other Brunei golfers, Lai Suan Loong carded 8-over-par 79 and Zunaidi Tuah scored 4-over-par 75.
Despite carding a poor 1-under-par 70 yesterday, Boonma still retained a mile-long lead after his brilliant 10-under-par 61 on Tuesday.
The last course record holder was by a professional golfer C Muniyappa from India with a 9-under-par 62 during the Asian Tour Brunei Open in 2009.
“I played pretty consistent today,” Boonma said. “Tomorrow, I want to keep doing what I have been doing. If I hit 18 greens, I will bound to make a few putts.”
“It was awesome that I carded a course record yesterday. I hope it will be a few more years before another managed to break my record.”
Thailand’s team of Danthai Boonma, Kasidit Lepkurte, Natipong Srithong and Tawan Phongphun maintained their lead in the Putra Cup team event with a combined 3-day score of 26-under-par 613.
Singapore’s Marc Ong, Johnson Poh, Abdul Hadi and Gregory Foo were second with a combined score of 3-under-par 636, 23 strokes behind the leader. In third place was Malaysia’s team of Mohamad Afif, Mohamad Wafi, Low Khai Jei and Chan Tuck Soon who finished with 1-over-par 640 total.
Philippines’ Clare Amelia Legaspi, Pauline DeGuzman and Princess Gimeo Superal continued to lead with a combined score of 20-under-par 406 in the Santi Cup.
Clare Amelia Legaspi of Philippines remained at the top spot of the Individual Division of the Santi Cup after carding a 2-under-par 69 yesterday for a 10-under-par 203 tournament total. Pauline DeGuzman of the Philippines was second who carded a 4-under-par 67 for a 7-under-par 206 tournament total. Singapore’s Sock Hwee was third with a combined 3-day score of 5-under-par 208.
Thailand trailed behind with a 5-under-par 421 tournament total while Singapore remained at third place with a combined 3-day score of 3-over-par 429. Thailand’s Santi Cup players were Suthavee Chanachai, Parinda Phokan and Benyapa Niphatsophon while Singapore fielded Koh Sock Hwee, Jen Goh and Amanda Tan.
In 16th spot was Brunei’s Almas Syazwanie who scored 15-over-par 86 and her teammate Dk Siti Nurmashizriah in 17th spot after carding 18-over-par 89.
In the Lion City Cup, Thailand were still in the lead with 2-under-par 424 tournament total. Thailand fielded Suradit Yongchareon, Ekthumrong Luanganuruk and Ekkarat Leksuwan.
Nine strokes behind the leader was the Malaysian team of Galven Kendall Green, Bryan Teoh and Daeng Abdul Rahman who finished with a combined score of 7-over-par 433. Philippines who fielded Wei Wei Gao, Dan Emilio Cruza and Aidric Jose Chan finished third with a combined score of 14-over-par 440.
In the Individual race, Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai main-tained his lead with 3-day score of 4-under-par 209. Malaysia’s Galven Green finished second with 3-day score of 4-over-par 217. Malaysia’s Bryan Teoh and Thailand’s Ekkarat Leksuwan were tied in third place with a total 3-day score of 5-over-par 218.
In 16th, 17th and 18th spot respectively were Brunei’s Ryan Chee Hong Zu with 15-over-par 86, Ak Md Syakir 16-over-par 87 and Chong Jun Horng with 23-over-par 94.
In the Kartini Cup, Thailand led by 20 strokes off their nearest challenger, Indonesia with a combined 3-day score of 14-under-par 412. Indonesia finished with a 6-over-par 432 tournament total while Malaysia were third with a combined score of 448 total.
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras of Thailand maintained the lead in the Individual race with a 7-under-par 206 tournament total. Her teammate Kanyalak Preedasutthijit was second with a 3-day score of 5-under-par 208. In third place was Rivani Adelia Sihotang from Indonesia who carded even-par 71 for a 1-under-par 212 tournament total.
Brunei Darussalam’s Nurintan Shahfizah in 19th spot carded 20-over-par 91 and her teammate Dk Amal Izzabillah in 20th spot with 35-over-par 106.
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