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Happy chappie. Wilson Choo won his first PGM Tour title at the Pahang Classic on Sunday with a four-round total of 14-under 274. - Pic from PGM Tour
PETALING JAYA: Wilson Choo earned the biggest pay-day in his career when he won the PGM Tour’s Pahang Classic at the Lanjut Golden Beach and Golf Resort in Rompin by three strokes on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Wilson wrapped up his first victory on the Tour with a one-under 71, which consisted of five birdies and four bogeys, in the final round for a 14-under 274.
He was handed a cheque worth RM25,200, which he described as “absolutely amazing”.
“I started out a bit nervous. But once I settled down I managed to get the ball close enough to make a few birdies,” said Wilson.
Wilson’s start was marked by three bogeys over the first four holes with a birdie thrown in at the second.
Looking back over his maiden PGM Tour victory, Wilson added that he felt good about his game in all departments but singled out his putting for winning the RM150,000 event.
“I hit the ball solidly in all four rounds. But my putting really made it happen for me. I putted the best at this tournament than at any other time since I turned pro four years ago,” he said.
Wilson’s career low round of 64 in the second round was what turned the tide for him, having also shot a 72 on the opening day and a five-under 67 in the third round.
Airil Rizman claimed the runner-up’s cheque of RM16,950 after carding a 68 for a 277 total.
M. Sasidaran posted a 68 to finish third on 279 while Iylia Jamil, who carded a 69, was fourth on 280. R. Nachimuthu (69) and Shaifubari Muda (69) were joint fifth on 281.
The next stop on the PGM Tour is the Asean PGA Negri Sembilan Masters at the Seremban International Golf Club from Oct 23-26.
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