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Stewart Ginn Retains ASM Malaysia title in Sudden Death Playoff against Thailand's Amphon Maneerat.

19 November 2006

 

The 2006 ASM Malaysia was staged from 17 - 19 November 2006 at the Palm Garden Golf Club.



Australia's Stewart Ginn - (right) receiving his trophy from Malaysia's Sports Commissioner - Tan Sri Elyas Omar - (center) with the 2006 ASM @ Malaysia amateur Champion lylia Jamil - (left)

Stewart the defending ASM @ Malaysia Champion retained his title at the 2006 ASM Malaysia with a playoff victory over last weeks' ASM @ Singapore Champion Amphon Maneerat.



At one stage Thailand's Amphon Maneerat reached seven under par, however, consistent play by Stewart Ginn, (despite a one hour rain delay) who held his nerve to overtake Amphon, who had a double bogey at the par three 17th hole. Both players returned a three day five under par score of 211

Ginn, a former Champions Tour Major winner who ran fifth on this year’s European Seniors Tour won the 2005 ASM Malaysia on his Asian Seniors Tour debut at Palm Resort Golf & Country Club. With back-to-back victories, Ginn will no doubt be hoping to make this a three in row success at the 2007 ASM Malaysia.

In third place was Chang Chin Kuo from Chinese Taipei on 213 followed in fourth place by Eduardo Bagtas Jr from the Philippines. Malaysia’s Nazamuddin Yusof on 215 was tied for fifth with Sutep Boonpimuk from Thailand and Trevor Fisher from South Africa who was playing in the final group.

Rounding out the top ten, on two over par 218, were Juanito Pagurusan from the Philippines and Asian Seniors Tour regulars, Masahiro Tokunaga from Japan and Australia’s Trevor Downing.

Ginn was happy with the course conditions and grateful that seniors tournaments are now being held on a regular basis in Asia as he has now been based in Malaysia for many years.

Leading Malaysian amateur, 15 year old Iylia Jamil, won the 2006 ASM Malaysia Amateur Championship by one shot over 2005 ASM Malaysia Amateur Champion, Feldman Tan from Singapore after returning a fine score of 74.

Iylia will be invited to defend his title at the 2007 ASM Malaysia and be invited to play in the 2007 ASM Singapore. Unfortunately, the 2003 ASM Singapore Amateur Champion and the Singapore Amateur Open Champion of 2005 retired after only eight holes.

The Ladies Championship was won by Ms June Yap from Malaysia who returned sensational back-to-back scores of 77 and 76 whilst playing with the men. The occasion was graced by Tan Sri Elyas Omar, the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia who gave away the prizes to the champions.



Final Leader Board – Sunday 19th Nov 2006 for the 2006 ASM @ Malaysia presented by AIG S.E. Asia

-5 - Stewart Ginn - Australia - 71 - 70 - 70 = 211
-5 - Amphon Maneerat - Thailand - 67 - 72 - 72 = 211
(Ginn won on 1st hole of a Sudden Death play off)

-3 - Chang CK - Chinese Taipei - 71 - 72 - 70 = 213
-2 - Eduardo Bagtas Jr - Philippines - 68 - 73 - 73 = 214
-1 - Nazamuddin Yusof - Malaysia - 69 - 74 - 72 = 215
-1 - Sutep Boonpimuk - Thailand - 70 - 74 - 71 = 215
-1 - Trevor Fisher - South Africa - 72 - 69 - 74 = 215

2 over -
Juanito Pagurusan - Philippines - 74 - 72 - 72 = 218
Masahiro Tokunaga - Japan - 71 - 70 - 77 = 218
Trevor Downing - Australia - 71 - 76 - 71 = 218
3 over -
Amnart Kerdkrasin - Thailand - 71 - 74 - 74 = 219
M Ramayah - Malaysia - 73 - 76 - 70 = 219
4 over -
Reynaldo Alit - Philippines - 74 - 68 - 78 = 220
5 over -
Don Klenk - United States - 73 - 76 - 72 = 221
Hsieh Min Nam - Chinese Taipei - 75 - 70 - 76 = 221
Kittipat Kaewvisetsit - Thailand - 76 - 72 - 73 = 221
6 over -
Chen Tsang Te - Chinese Taipei - 72 - 72 - 78 = 222
Moon Choon-Bok - Korea - 73 - 71 - 78 = 222
Randall Vines - Australia - 75 - 74 - 73 = 222
7 over -
Craig Owen - New Zealand - 73 - 70 - 80 = 223


Thailand's Amphon Maneerat captures first Asian Seniors Tour victory at the 2006 ASM Singapore which was staged from 8 - 10 November 2006 at the Jurong Country Club.



Amphon Maneerat came from two behind on the final day with a tournament equal low round of 69 to capture the 2006 ASM Singapore with a three day total of two under par 214.




Australia's Kyle Francis, the 2nd round leader, fired 74 to capture second place with 1 over par 217




Third place on 218 went to Don Klenk of the United States playing in his first Asian Seniors Tour event.

Amphon says "he is very happy to play in Singapore on such a fine course and win on the tour for the first time." Amphon is hoping for a back to back victory in next weeks US$100,000 ASM Malaysia to be held at the magnificent IOI Palm Garden Resort in Kuala Lumpur.

Rounding out the top ten were;
M Ramayah (Malaysia)in fourth place,
Richard Beer (Australia) in fifth place,
V Nellan (Malaysia) in sixth and thereafter
John Clifford (Australia) tied with fellow countryman Randall Vines (Australia) in joint eighth place
Boonyarit Uasilapasart - (Thailand) alone in ninth and rounding out the top ten was
Bill Evans (Australia) after achieving a great Hole-In-One on the first day.

Singapore's leading professional was home club professional Lim Swe Chew.

In the amateur section Mark Lamb, a scratch marker was the ASM Singapore Overall Amateur Champion and qualifies to play in the ASM Malaysia semi finals along with 15 year old Johnson Poh of Changi Golf Club whom was the overall ASM Singapore Junior Champion.

Both players will face stiffer opposition in Kuala Lumpur where Singapore's leading amateur Choo Tze Huang and Feldman Tan, respectively the 2003 ASM Singapore and 2005 ASM Malaysia defending champions will play alongside the senior professionals in the ASM Semi finals on 17th and 18th November.



The Final Round Leaders Board of the 2006 ASM @ Singapore presented by AIG S.E. Asia

1 - Amphon Maneerat - Thailand - 72 - 73 - 69 = 214
2 - Kyle Francis - Australia - 72 - 71 - 74 = 217
3 - Don Klenk - United States - 74 - 73 - 71 = 218

4 - M Ramayah - Malaysia - 77 - 69 - 73 = 219
5 - Richard Beer - Australia - 76 - 73 - 71 = 220
6 - V Nellan - Malaysia - 74 - 73 - 75 = 222
joint 7 - John Clifford - Australia - 73 - 74 - 78 = 225
joint 7 - Randall Vines - Australia - 76 - 75 - 74 = 225
9 - Boonyarit Uasilapasart - Thailand - 81 - 76 - 70 = 227
10 - Bill Evans - Australia - 77 - 76 - 75 = 228
joint 11 - Richard Ellis - Australia - 73 - 77 - 79 = 229
joint 11 - Lim Swee Chew - Singapore - 78 - 72 - 79 = 229
joint 11 - V Lingam - Singapore - 76 - 76 - 77 = 229
joint 11 - Giuseppe Sita - Italy - 76 - 77 - 76 = 229
joint 11 - Peter Beard- Australia - 82 - 74 - 73 = 229
16 - Sid Denham - England - 75 - 76 - 79 = 230
17 - Pachoen Prempreeda - Thailand - 79 - 76 - 75 = 230
joint 18 - Ali Ratim - Singapore - 75 - 76 - 80 = 231
joint 18 - Bobby Jones - South Africa - 75 - 77 - 79 = 231
joint 18 - David Ng - Singapore - 77 - 77 - 77 = 231
joint 18 - Reid Sheftall MD - United States - 82 - 76 - 73 = 231


The 2006 Asian Senior Masters - Phuket - was staged from 25th -27th April 2006
at the Phuket Country Club - click the link for details about the 2006 ASM Phuket



The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Cup kindly presented by His Majesty, bearing the Royal Crest.

This significant honour has never before been bestowed upon any golf tournament and His Majesty’s kind and generous support is greatly appreciated by all sponsors, and participants at the 2006 Phuket – ASM



2006 Asian Senior Master @ Phuket - Champion
Chung Chun Hsing kisses
the King Bhumibol Adulyadej Cup





Stewart Ginn (left) winner of the 2005 ASM @ Palm Resort receiving his Trophy from
Tan Sri Elyas Omar - the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia

Stewart Ginn won the 2005 Asian Senior Masters tournament at Palm Resort Golf and Country Club today without ever having lost the lead. Ginn completed the tournament with a two-over par final round of 74 for a 54-hole total of 219.

As predicted, his nearest challenger, Randall Vines managed to creep up the leader board to tie Ginn, at three-over par, when Ginn dropped a shot at the par-4 13th hole. Although Randall Vines eventually went on to complete his round with a one-over par 73, one better than Ginn’s final round of 74, his final-day performance was not quite enough, as he finished two shots behind Ginn’s final three-round total of 219.

Third place was shared by two players, following a tie between John Williamson (New Zealand), with a final round of 76 for a 224 total, and Brian Jones (Australia), who made a late rush with a final round one-under par score of 71, also for a total of 224. Cheng Tsang Te (Taiwan) finished in fifth place with a three-round total of 225, followed in sixth place by Richard Ellis (New Zealand), who equaled the best score of the day (71) to finish with a 226 total. Others tied at 226 were former Malaysian Seniors Open Champion, John Clifford (Australia), along with Reynaldo Alit (Philippines) and Taiwanese legend, Hsieh Min-Nan

In his first appearance on the Asian Seniors Tour, Malaysia’s rising seniors star, M. Ramayah, finished with an impressive tenth position, with a 54-hole total of 227.

The clash of the rising stars of the future saw no let up, as Feldman Tan from SICC proved that his performance throughout the week was no 'flash in the pan', completing an arduous week with another impressive amateur performance of a 77 on an extremely testing 7,065 yard course, to take the ASM Amateur Championship title by one shot from Ng Yau Loong from Royal Johor GC. Paul Lim from Palm Resort GCC took third place with an 81, followed by the very impressive 14-year old, Lion Goh from Laguna National GCC, who carded an 82. Click HERE to view the 2005 ASM @ Palm Resort results page.

Tan Sri Elyas Omar, the Malaysian Commissioner of Sports closed the day by thanking all concerned and pledging the full support of the Ministry of Sports for the proposed 2006 Asian Seniors Tour event in Malaysia.




Choi Yoon Soo (left) won the 2003 Asian Senior Masters - Singapore with
Singapore's leading amateur, Choo Tze Huang (right) who won the
2003 ASM Amateur Championship with a fine score of 72.

Choi Yoon Soo from Korea defeated Canadian John Irwin on the first hole of a sudden death play-off, sinking a 3 metre putt for a birdie on the par 5 18th to clinch the inaugural Asian Senior Masters.

Tied for third were first round leader John Terry Gale from Australia, second round leader South African Tienie Britz and John Benda from the USA.

They were followed in sixth place at 2 under by Mike Ferguson from Australia, Kuo Chie-Hsiung from ROC Taiwan and Mario Siodina from the Philippines.

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