Sunday September 9, 2012
Nicholas is Malaysia’s pride at Masters
SHAH ALAM: Nicholas Fung carded a one-under-71 in the final round to end up as the best Malaysian finisher in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters with a three-under 285 total.
He started off in 37th position and ended up in 29th place with nine others.
Nicholas had a good start, scoring two birdies in the first nine and closing off with another in the 8th hole. But bogeys in the ninth and 12th holes saw him finishing with a one-under for the round.
Nicholas, who won US$3,061 for his efforts, said that the only way he could improve further is to become a regular on the Asian Tour.
He currently depends on local exemptions when the Asian Tour is held in Malaysia but hopes to take part in the Qualifying School next year to gain a place on the Tour.
“I have to improve on my iron and overall play. It’s difficult when you are not a regular on the Tour and the lack of experience is telling,” he said.
“I hope to go through the Q-school next year to gain a regular place on the Tour.”
The next best Malaysians were Danny Chia and Lim Eng Seng, who had similar four-day totals of 288. Danny scored a two-over 74 and Eng Seng finished with a one-over 73 yesterday. One stroke behind them was Shaaban Hussin and Airil Rizman Zahari, both on 289.
The Malaysians will play in the Sapura national qualifier tomorrow, the PGM Penang Masters the following weekend and then the Taiwan Mercury Open on Sept 27-30.