Home > Sport > Golf
Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 5:54:00 PM
Saturday August 9, 2014 MYT 6:07:16 PM
Golfer Jhonnel Ababa of the Philippines holding aloft the PGM Penang Championship trophy after winning the tournament by two-strokes on Saturday. - ZAINUDIN AHAD/ The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Jhonnel Ababa of the Philippines bagged his first-ever PGM Tour title after claiming a two-stroke triumph at the Asean PGA Tour co-sanctioned Penang PGM Championship.
The 30-year-old, who headed into Saturday’s final round at the Penang Golf Club with a three-shot cushion, kept his composure to sign off with a three-under 69 to finish on an 18-under 270.
Thailand’s Atthaphon Sriboonkaew carded a 68 to finish on 272.
Nakarintra Ratanakul (67), also of Thailand, and Singaporean Choo Tze Huang (69) finished joint third on 276.
Khor Kheng Hwai (69) emerged as the best Malaysia finisher, tied on fifth with a 278 total.
Ababa was delighted to finally win a title on the Tour.
“I turned pro in 2010, so the win has been some time coming,” said the Filipino.
“Playing here in Malaysia is always nice. It is extra special today because I finally won.
“Hopefully I can now go on and build on it. I will continue to work hard and seek a second win,” he added.
Tags / Keywords:
Jhonnel Ababa, golf, Penang PGM Championship, Asean Tour
Golf-Tired finish for McIlroy to end stellar PGA Tour season
PGA Tour champs to play in Selangor Masters
McIlroy in title hunt even without his 'A' game
Lofty playoff ranking gives Bubba East Lake boost
McIlroy lurks after rare bounce, strong finish
Donaldson impresses ahead of Ryder Cup but team mates struggle
Anirban ‘talks’ his way to halfway lead at Selangor Masters
Teen Thai Kanphanitnan qualifies for LPGA Malaysia
McDowell hints at fourballs break-up with pal McIlroy
R&A allows women members after overwhelming 'yes' vote
Westwood maintains upward momentum
Microsoft Xbox One set to launch in China on Sept 29
Rousseff regains edge in Brazil presidential race as Silva slips
14 naturally awesome swimming pools
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)