ALIMIN Bacho Nepo made a mockery of the handicapping system last month when he won the gross title of the 12th round of the Prudential Astro Masters, played at Shan Shui Golf & Country Club in Tawau, Sabah.
The 17-handicapper from Lahad Datu carded a gross 77 to win by two strokes – which was a clear 10 strokes better than his handicap. As a consequence and in accordance with the tournament’s Unique Rules policy, Alimin’s handicap will be adjusted to 5 for the grand final in Bali – a slashing of 12 strokes.
Local hope Ali Usni Binang won the nett title on countback, beating four others who also carded 67s.
Mohamad Anas Achmad took home a RM2,400 Titoni watch, won in the final lucky draw of the day, while Kenny Chua won a 50-inch Panasonic LED television in the Sure-to-Win competition.
Shan Shui Results
Gross: Alimin Bacho Nepo 77.
Nett: Ali Usni Binang (15) 67ocb.
A Medal: 1. Wan Suhaimi Wan Yaacob (11) 68, 2. Abd Rashid Abd Majid (14) 69, 3. Anselmus Gerald Yong (12) 70 ocb.
B Medal: 1. Mahmud Abdul Rasam (18) 67, 2. Sahar Yusuf (17) 68, 3. Rizman Amatzen (15) 69ocb.
C Medal: Brian Parin (21) 67ocb, 2. Marunda KK Ampung (23) 67, 3. Makmur Rashid (20) 69ocb.
Nearest-to-Line: LC Wong 1m.
Nearest-to-Pin: Jaapar Sapar 2.4m.
Longest Drive: Sophian Lahidu 285m. Sure-to-Win: Kenny Chua 0.85m.