1st time winner at Sonax Cup

Fadhil Yunus

Suhaimi Ibrahim bested a competitive field of golfers to capture the maiden Sonax Cup by Brunei Darussalam Golf Association (BDGA) with a score of one-under-par 71 gross at the Pantai Mentiri Golf Club (PMGC) yesterday.

Brunei national golfer Awangku Muhd Syakir bin Pengiran Haji Alii finished runner-up with a score of 74 followed by Ahmad Yani bin Haji Mohd Noor in third place a shot back with 75 (On Count Back).

President of the BDGA Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem was present during the prize presentation ceremony.

Vice President I of BDGA Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz was also present as well as other members of the BDGA Governing Council.

In the overall nett category, Angphula Sherpa emerged winner with a score of 67 followed by Chong Chee Soon in second place and Awangku Ridzam Faizal bin Pengiran Haji Salleh in third place.

Other winners included Kahar Bakar in Division ‘A’, Haji Rosmadee bin Haji Daud in Division ‘B’, Mardini Khan Ali in Division ‘C’, Almas Syadzwanie Kamis in the ladies category and Lim Soon Bee in the senior category.

President of the Brunei Darussalam Golf Association Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Hakeem at the event. PHOTOS: FADHIL YUNUS
Vice President I of BDGA Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Al-Mokhtar bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz at the event
Managing Director of Sonax Brunei Sdn Bhd Mike Chua presents the trophy to Suhaimi Ibrahim.

Lim Shen Quan recorded a hole-in-one in Hole Number 13 on the first day of the competition and walked away with a cash prize of BND5,000.

The Sonax Cup by BDGA, which saw the participation from 244 golfers, marked the first BDGA golf tournament at the national level for the year 2021.

Vice President II of BDGA Dato Seri Setia Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat said in his remarks, “With the success of the tournament, we are hopeful that we will be able to host more events and even high-profiled competitions that we have lined up before the end of the year.”

The vice president also announced that the next competition which will be organised by the BDGA will be held from May 28 to 30 this year.

Managing Director of Sonax Brunei Sdn Bhd Mike Chua presented the prizes to the overall
gross winners.

The recently concluded Sonax Cup and future tournaments will serve as a competitive platform at the national level for golfers to puttheir skills to the test.

BDGA also hoped to unearth new golfing talents that can represent the country in the near
future.