Aritz Maldini bags 3rd WBC Charity Golf title

Fadhil Yunus

Md Aritz Maldini bin Haji Abdul Majid continued his fine form in the local golfing scene this year after he bagged the 3rd Women’s Business Council (WBC) Charity Golf Tournament 2019 overall gross title with a score of 72 at the Pantai Mentiri Golf Club yesterday.

The reigning Baiduri Masters champion overcame a tough field that saw Johari Haji Ahmad, a serial winner in local tournaments last year, finish as runners-up with a score of 73 while Aritz’s national teammate Awangku Mohd Syakir bin Pengiran Alli took third place with a 75 OCB (On Count Back).

Md Aritz won the coveted Challenge Trophy for his efforts, joining Pengiran Haji Ahmad Zaki bin Pengiran Jambol and Ahmad Yani bin Haji Mohd Noor in the winner’s circle.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presented the prizes.

Women’s Business Council President Datin Paduka Hajah Rokiah binti Haji Zakiah in her capacity as the Advisor of the 3rd WBC Charity Golf Tournament 2019 said in her welcoming remarks, “This marks WBC’s 3rd tournament having staged two successful tournaments in 2014 and 2017, respectively.”

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presents the Challenge Trophy to Md Aritz Maldini. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS

She added, “We are indeed proud to organise this tournament as it does not only provide funds for our organisation but also acts as a charity drive towards the betterment of organisation of our choice.”

Part of the proceeds of the tournament went to the Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Association (PAPDA).

Meanwhile, Bryan Chen emerged winner of the overall nett category after carding a score of 65, with Pengiran Adam bin Pengiran Atan finishing in second place with a 66 and Zulhelmi Rosli settling for third place one shot back with a 67.

Suhaimi Ibrahim, a winner in this course in the Pantai Mentiri Golf Open in April, took down the Division ‘A’ category with a score of 68.

Ahmad Izzat bin Dato Haji Zaimi managed a hole-in-one in hole number 16 to add to his first place score in Division ‘B’.

The tournament was contested in a system 36 stroke play with five sessions of golf played over the course of a three-day tournament.