Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thailand produce clean sweep in SEA Games golf

SINGAPORE: The Malaysian women's golf team were denied once again of a SEA Games bronze medal by the slimmest margin - a single stroke - just as it was two years ago in Myanmar.

Nur Durriyah Damian, Genevieve Ling and Loy Hee Ying shot 73, 76 and 77 respectively to close with a three-day total of 453, one behind third placed Singapore at the Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course.

Pajaree Anannarukarn, Suthaveen Chanachai, Benyapa Niphatsophon of Thailand teamed up for a 426 total to win the team gold by a commanding 14 shots over second-placed Indonesia (446).

Suthavee completed a double after carding a final round 69 to claim the individual title on seven-under 209.

At the previous Games in 2013, Malaysia, then represented by Durriyah, Vivienne Chin and Michelle Koh also narrowly missed out on the team bronze by a mere stroke to Thailand.

The mighty Thais accomplished their goal of making a clean sweep of all four gold medals at stake as they also dominated the men's events, bagging both the individual and team titles.

The quartet of Kasidit Lepkurte, Tawan Phongphun, Natipong Srithong and Sarit Suwannarut were a class above, beating Singapore by eight shots.

The home side were also denied gold in the individual event when Johnson Poh lost in the playoff to Natipong Srithong after both players were tied at one-under 287. 

Malaysia’s Daeng Abdul Rahman, Galven Kyle Green, Amir Nazrin Jailani and Bryan Teoh Wiyang could only secure fifth spot, a massive 33 shots behind the winner.

Daeng and Galven were the best finishers sitting in joint 13th with 297.

The Star Online

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