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A five-handicap player masters the long Hill Course at Bukit Jawi Golf Resort

PETALING JAYA: The challenging hill course at Bukit Jawi Golf Resort in Penang brought out the best in several players in the 10th qualifying round of the Perodua National Amateur Golf Series (PNAGS) yesterday.

Five-handicap player Brendan Tang Yew Liang mastered the long, undulating fairways and tricky lay-by greens 35 in the front nine and 39 in the second for a net score of 71.

His good play earned him first place in the A medal, after recording a three-shot victory over second-placed Jimmy Teh Bee Wah (Hcp 5), who shot 35 and 39 for a net 74.

Medal B for those with a six to 10 handicap saw a clear winner with Choo Khin Min (Hcp 10) shooting 34 and 35 for a Nett 69. He beat a rose among the thorns Kalphana Suppiah (Hcp 7) who recorded 36 and 35 for 71.

Likewise, Ryan Loh (Hcp 12) triumphed in Medal C with 36-32 for 68 against Datuk Le Ville (Hcp 15) with 32-38 and a net score of 70.

Chew Teow Hock (Hcp 18) won the D medal with 33-34 for 67 while Cheah Chung Kheng (Hcp 23) triumphed in the E medal after carding 29-42 for 71.

As PNAGS enters the 11th qualifying round at Royal Perak Golf Club on August 27, competition for a place in the national final heats up.

The remaining qualifying rounds will take place at Kuala Terengganu Golf Resort on September 3, Damai Golf & Country Club in Kuching on September 10 and Sabah Golf & Country Club on September 24.

Perodua is the title sponsor of PNAGS, while co-sponsors are Panasonic, Srixon, Spectrum Outdoor and Paradox Hotel Group.

Other sponsors include Gatorade, Bleu, Wonda Coffee, M-150, Titoni, Jakes Charbroil, SweatSPA, Golf Pride by VinGolf Tumasek, Munchy’s, Les Copaque, Dr. Group Holdings, theSun and Clubhouse.

So far, no golfer has hit an ace in PNAGS 2022 to win the hole-in-one award. ATG Watch is sponsoring Titoni as a hole-in-one prize for PNAGS up to RM15,000 per watch. The main hole up for grabs is a Perodua Ativa, which is worth around RM72,000 on the road.