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Nicholas Fung in a file photo. Winning the Malacca Classic consolidates his position at the top of the PGM Tour's Order of Merit.
PETALING JAYA: Nicholas Fung won his third tournament of the PGM Tour season when he captured the RM150,000 Malacca Classic at the Ayer Keroh Country Club with a come-from-behind win.
The 23-year-old from Kota Kinabalu shot a fourth round 70 for a three-over 291 and one-shot victory.
Zurie Harun fired the best round of the tournament with his final-day four-under 68. That gave him a four-over 292 total and second place.
Kemarol Baharin, who went into the last day with a three-stroke lead, finished third. The Kuala Lumpur-based Kemarol, who was playing his first tournament since being hospitalised and having lost 8kg in the last month, carded a three-over 75 for a 293 total.
Speaking after being presented with the trophy and winner’s cheque of RM25,200, Nicholas said he was pleased to have picked up a third victory this term, which consolidates his position at the top of the PGM Tour’s Order of Merit.
“It was not easy this week,” said the reigning PGM Player of the Year. “The course was really tough, but it was the same for all the players. So, to win it is satisfying.”
Nicholas said he would now head to Kuching for next week’s MNRB Sarawak Masters, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour and carries world ranking points.
The PGM Tour’s MNRB Sarawak Masters is scheduled to be held at Kelab Golf Sarawak from Oct 3-6.
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