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Low Khai Jei in a photo taken last year. The 17-year-old finished the three-day Satellite Tournament on even-par 213.
PETALING JAYA: Teenager Low Khai Jei shot a final round three-under 68 to win the PGM Tour’s Satellite Tournament at the Kinrara Golf Club in Puchong on Friday.
The 17-year-old Khai Jei, of Malaysian Golf Association (MGA), finished the three-day tournament on even-par 213.
The tournament also saw three amateurs finishing among the top five.
Second round leaders Adam Shafiq (72) and another amateur player K. Ganesan (74) finished second and third respectively. The duo, of the PGM Peak Performance Academy, ended with a three-day total of 215 and 217 respectively.
In fourth place on 221 was amateur Kenneth Lui Da Hui (73) while Farid Rashid, another member of the Academy, was fifth, a stroke further back.
Khai Jei, who is scheduled to play in the Taiwan Amateur Championships next, said he was “happy” to have sealed the come-from-behind victory.
“To win any tournament is always nice and to make up ground on the last day was really satisfying. I started rather slow but had a good back nine, where I shot three-under,” he said.
“I started working with Butch Harmon this year and travelled to Las Vegas. So far, it has gone really well and I feel I’m making improvements all-around. The plan is to visit Butch about twice a year and hopefully take it from there.”
The Saujana member said he had no immediate plans to turn pro any time soon.
The next stop for the PGM Tour is the RM180,000 PGM-UMW Sabah Classic at the Sabah Golf & Country Club from Sept 4-7.
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