PETALING JAYA: Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz was the best Malaysian performer with his joint 42nd finish at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) in Incheon, South Korea.
The 16-year-old, who was 62nd in his debut in Hong Kong last year, closed with a five-over 77 for a 15-over 303 at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club on Sunday.
Malaysian No. 1 Chan Tuck Soon, making his sixth ACC appearance, could only finish joint 49th after posting a 72 for an 18-over 306.
Danial Durisic, the other Malaysian to make the cut, had a final-round 84 for a 310 total to be joint 54th in the 120-man field.
The other three Malaysians – Galven Kendall Green, Muhd Afif Razif and Amir Nazrin Jailani – missed the cut.
Curtis Luck of Australia emerged champion after shooting a 67 for a 12-under 276. He won by one shot over compatriot Brett Coletta.
With the win, Luck will compete in next year’s US Masters at the Augusta National. Luck and Coletta will also get to play in the British Open qualifying rounds.