Singapore enjoyed a convincing victory over perennial rival Malaysia with a 15 ½ - 8 ½ win over their neighbours to lift the inaugural Prudential Causeway Trophy on Sunday. Having seized a 7 ½ - 4 ½ lead over Malaysia heading into the final Singles showdown, the host needed 4 ½ points from 11 matches to clinch the inaugural Prudential Causeway Trophy. The match between Mitchell Slorach and Akhmal Tarmizee was halved as Slorach was forced to withdraw due to a nagging wrist injury. Malaysia, who badly needed early points to stage a comeback after trailing overnight leader Singapore by three points, got off to a good start when Sukree Othman thrashed M.Murugiah 7 & 5 to reduce their deficit. Despite going 1-up in the opening hole, Murugiah was no match for Sukree as the Malaysian won eight out of the next 12 holes to effectively end the contest with Murugiah. Singapore however edged closer to victory when Mardan Mamat triumphed over Airil
Singapore emerged from an enthralling Fourball battle with Malaysia by extending their lead to 7 ½ - 4 ½ at the inaugural Prudential Causeway Trophy on Saturday. Singapore will head into the Singles showdown on the final day in buoyant mood after producing another inspired performance at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club. Lam Chih Bing and Lam Zhiqun, who put out the strongest performance for Singapore on the opening day, earned the country’s first point when they beat Nicholas Fung and Anis Helmi 1-up in the opening match. The Singaporeans found themselves 1-down at the turn but battled to square the match when Zhiqun parred the par-four 10th. Chih Bing then turned the tables on the Malaysians when he eagled the 12th hole for Singapore to go 1-up. They were 2-up on the 15th hole before Fung birdied the 16th to reduce the advantage for Singapore to one. The match could have ended on the 17th but Zhiqun saw his birdie putt
PMG, the AIM quoted sports, entertainment and media agency, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Asian Tour to promote the Volvik - Sky Lake Vietnam Masters on 19-22 September 2013. Promoting the Vietnam Masters represents the first time that PMG has worked with the Asian Tour in a full-field Asian Tour event, and the Company is pleased to be involved in a tournament that will encourage the development of the game in Vietnam, already a rapidly expanding golf market. Volvik – Sky Lake Vietnam Masters has a USD500,000 purse and, thanks to the Asian Tour Global Distribution Platform, will be broadcast for 4 hours of live coverage over each of the 4 competition days. Kyi Hla Han, Executive Chairman of the Asian Tour, said: “It is exciting for the Asian Tour to be returning to Vietnam for the Volvik – Sky Lake Vietnam Masters in September. As an emerging market in Asia, I have every belief that the Volvik - Sky Lake Vietnam
Singapore got off to an encouraging start after securing a 4-2 lead over Malaysia on the opening day of the inaugural Prudential Causeway Trophy, held at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club on Friday. Match 1 between Vincent Khua and Mitchell Slorach, of Singapore and Akhmal Tarmizee and Rashid Ismail, of Malaysia, finished all square. Singapore's Koh Dengshan and Mardan Mamat also halved Match 2, against Malaysia's Murthy Somasundaram and S. Sivachandhran. Match 3 saw Malaysia's best result when Airil Rizman and Sukree Othman beat Singapore's Poh Eng Wah and M. Murugiah 4 & 3. Singapore’s strongest performance came from the pairing of Lam Zhiqun and Lam Chih Bing, in Match 4, where they combined ruthlessly to beat Danny Chia and Rizal Amin 4 & 3. Sigapore also won Matches 5 and 6, when Chang Ren Chiat and Choo Tze Huang beat Nicholas Fung and Anis Helmi 2 & 3, and Quincy Quek and Marc Kawasoe beat Nachimuthu Ramasamy and Shaaban Hussin by 2,
PMG are proud to announce that the Prudential Causeway Trophy is underway at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Singapore. Today's activities included the keenly contested Pro-Am tournament, and the Gala Dinner. Competition for the Trophy begins tomorrow, when the first group tee off at 9am. Full pairings for the opening round can be viewed here. Singapore Team Captain, Lip Ooi said: “I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen this weekend. It’ll be a great match between Singapore and Malaysia as the magnitude of this event already speaks volume by itself". Malaysia Team Captain, Chong Chee Ming added: “The draw looks great. There’ll be some old comradely and rivalry and it’ll be a great day. I can see one or two matches coming up to the last couple of holes already". PMG will be bringing daily updates of the Tournament's progress, so check here tomorrow for more information on how the competition's going.