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Malaysian golfer Nicholas Fung bags maiden Asian Tour crown

The Star Online logo The Star Online 18/6/2017 TAN MING WAI

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian golfer Nicholas Fung has claimed his maiden Asian Tour victory after winning the US$500,000 (RM2.14mil) Queen's Cup in Koh Samui, Thailand.

The 26-year-old fired a four-under 67 for a four-day total of 15-under 269 to triumph by one shot from Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand at the Santiburi Samui Country Club on Sunday.

Nicholas walked away with a well-deserved US$90,000 (RM385,000) winner's purse.

He became the only fourth Malaysian winner in the Tour history after Danny Chia (2015 Taiwan Masters and 2002 Taiwan Open), Airil Rizman Zahari (2007 Pakistan Open) and Ben Leong (2008 Selangor Masters).

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Danny shot a 72 to claim a share of ninth spot on 276, while Gavin Kyle Green was tied for 36th after signing for a 73 to finish on 285.

Leading final round scores

269: Nicholas Fung (Mas) 66-68-68-67;

270: Jazz Janewattananond (Tha) 67-72-65-66;

271: Hung Chien-yao (Tpe) 66-71-67-67;

272: Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) 68-67-68-69;

273: Thaworn Wiratchant  (Tha) 70-63-70-70;

275: Prayad Marksaeng (Tha) 65-70-71-69, Rashid Khan (Ind) 65-70-70-70, Angelo Que (Phi) 65-70-69-71;

276: Jbe Kruger (Rsa) 70-68-71-67, Danny Chia (Mas) 69-68-71-71;

277: Pasacee Lertvilai (Tha) 69-66-71-71;

278: Keith Horne (Rsa) 71-70-68-69, Panuphol Pittayarat (Tha) 69-67-70-72;

279: Danthai Boonma (Tha) 68-69-72-70.

Selected: 285: Gavin Kyle Green (Mas) 70-72-70-73.

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