||Thailand's A. Maneerat leads ASM Malaysia |
After Amphon Maneerat stunning victory in last week's 2006 ASM Singapore - www.asm-singapore.com Maneerat has once again taken an early lead in the US$100,000 purse 2006 Asian Senior Masters @ Malaysia at Palm Garden Golf Club in Putrajaya.
Maneerat continued his good form by firing a course record 67 in a morning round played in perfect weather conditions. Maneerat says he is "very excited about the weekend and would love to win back-to-back tournaments this week".
Following closely behind Maneerat was Asian Seniors Tour newcomer Eduardo Bagias Jr from the Philippines firing an impressive 68. One shot further behind was another Asian Seniors Tour newcomer from Australia, David Hutchison, on 69.
Malaysia should be truly proud of their recently turned senior, Nazamuddin Yusof from Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort in Johor who returned a sensational 69 on his Asian Seniors Tour debut.
In close proximity is the Thailand's senior, Sutep Boonpimuk, with a 2 under 70
Amnart Kerdkrasin (Thailand), Chang Chin Kuo (Chinese Taipei), Masahiro Tokunaga (Japan) and
Trevor Downing (Australia) all fired rounds of 71, as did the defending 2005 ASM @ Malaysia Champion, Stewart Ginn (Australia).
In today's amateur 2006 ASM @ Malaysia Amateur Semi Finals, the 2005 ASM Malaysia Amateur Champion, Feldman Tan from Singapore easily qualified for Sunday's ASM Malaysia Amateur grand final by returning a fine score of 73, taking first place in the Friday Semi-finals.
Singapore's Open Amateur Champion, and 2003 ASM Singapore Amateur Champion, Choo Tze Huang will play in tomorrow's Semi-finals and will be hoping to challenge Feldman, and Malaysia's leading amateurs, in the Sunday Amateur Final.
Leader Board - Round 1 - Friday 17 Nov of the 2006 ASM @ Malaysia presented by AIG S.E. Asia
67 - Amphon Maneerat - Thailand
68 - Eduardo Bagias Jr. - Philippines
69 - David Hutchison - Australia
69 - Nazamuddin Yusof - Malaysia
69 - Sutep Boonpimuk - Thailand
70 - Amnart Kerdkrasin - Thailand
71 - Chang Chin Kuo - Chinese Taipei
71 - Masahiro Tokunaga - Japan
71 - Stewart Ginn - Australia
71 - Trevor Downing - Australia
72 - Chen Tsang Te - Chinese Taipei
72 - Trevor Fisher - South Africa
73 - Craig Owen - New Zealand
73 - Don Klenk - United States
73 - Kyle Francis - Australia
73 - Lim Swe Chew - Singapore
73 - M Ramayah - Malaysia
73 - Moon Choon-Bok - Korea
74 - Ali Ratim - Singapore
74 - Frank Mcloughlin - Australia
74 - Juanito Pagurusan - Philippines
74 - Nirun Chatkrisaeri - Thailand
74 - Reynaldo Alit - Philippines
74 - V Lingam - Singapore
75 - Hsieh Min Nam - Chinese Taipei
75 - Lai Tsung Hui - Chinese Taipei
75 - Lu Liang Wong - Chinese Taipei
75 - Pachoen Prempreeda - Thailand
75 - Randall Vines - Australia
75 - Somsak Srisangar - Thailand
76 - A. Ramachandran - Malaysia
76 - Kittipat Kaewvisetsit - Thailand
76 - Lai Wai Che - Hong Kong
76 - Lu Ho Tsai - Chinese Taipei
76 - Muhamad Sidik - Indonesia
76 - Richard Ellis - New Zealand
Results (click on images for enlargement)
ASM Malaysia - Day 1 Amateur - Champion
Feldman Tan - 73
ASM Malaysia - Day 1 Amateur - 2nd Runner Up
Chan Sin Long - 78