No less than 60% of the field in the inaugural tournament series were Affin card holders and who joined long standing cardholders in reaping some of the
rewards AffinCards now afford their loyal customer base.
The tournament was also noted for its networking and rewarding the qualifiers with a day of exciting action in ideal weather conditions
Affin Islamic Bank Berhad chief executive officer Nazlee Khalifah got the tournament underway after teeing off on Hole 1, alongside his colleague Idris Abdul Hamid, the director of Consumer Banking.
Out on course the qualifiers did not find it easy, not with all the challenges and traps that lie in wait, and added the pressure of wanting to become overall champion. It was anyone’s title – a crown there for
In the A Medal, for handicappers of 0 to 20, Alex Seem Kok Hin, playing off an eight, topped the leaderboard with a score of 38. He managed a slim winning margin over five other players on 37 points.
Second place went to 16-handicapper Nor Azhar Mohamad Noor on countback from Ng Meng Sin (15 h’cp) who took third spot, while Ahmad Fauzi Mat Isa (16) was fourth, Chong Kok Choy (17) fifth and Mohamad Khir (18) sixth.
Seventh to 10th place all recorded a score of 36 and on countback Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz (12) earned seventh place, Lim Boon Kiat (13) eighth, Low Teck San (13) ninth and Frankie Choo (14) 10th.
The B Medal, for players with a handicap of 21 to 28) was also a closely fought contest and a countback needed to determine the top-three.
Chew Choon Chong (21) got the top spot ahead of runner-up Chia Voon Wu (22) while Amran Mustaffa (22) was third.
Another countback settled fourth to eighth place after five players returned with matching 35s.
Tee Hwee Yong (21) edged the others out for fourth place, ahead Abdul Kadir Nanyan (22) in fifth, Wong Ban Tin (22) sixth, Jude Celestine (22) seventh and Zamri Che Mat (24) eighth.
Hussin Ahmad (21) finished with a tally of 34 for ninth place and saw off Syahriman Md. Sahir (22) on countback.
In the Media category, Imran Md. Nor (15) returned a score of 37 to take the top honours, while Datuk Iszhar Ibrahim (17) was runner-up on 36. Nazlee Khalifah (19) was third on countback, ahead of Roche Chew after both registered 35 points.
There were several novelty and top-class lucky draw prizes on offer, one of which went to Chia Voon Wu for Nearest-to-Pin. His tee shot was measured at nine feet from the cup, while Nor Azhar Md. Nor claimed the Nearest-to-Line – one inch, and Michael Lam picked up the Longest Drive accolade after knocking his ball 250m down the fairway.
On-course players also got to measure up their game against lady pro Michele Low and the successful where rewarded with an AffinBank prize on the spot for their efforts.
The grand lucky draw, a 3D/2N stay at Rainforest Deluxe, courtesy of Ritz-Carlton and worth RM6,000, went to Mohd.
Rahmat Osman too was overjoyed when his card was pulled as winner of the 3D/2N golf trip for two in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
There were also two Eterna watches, each worth RM8,000, and they went to Datuk Md. Nasir Ibrahim and Datuk Mohd Arifin
The hole-in-one prize of a BMW X1, a contest staged in partnership with Quill Automobiles, went unclaimed.
AFFINCARDS CHALLENGE RESULTS
1 Alex Seem Kok Hin (8) 38
2 Nor Azhar Mohd Noor (6) 37 ocb
3 Ng Meng Sin (15) 37 ocb
4 Ahmad Fauzi Mat Isa (16) 37 ocb
5 Chong Kok Choy (17) 37 ocb
6 Mohamad Khir (18) 37
7 Abdul Halim Abdul Aziz (12) 36
8 Lim Boon Kiat (13) 36 ocb
9 Low Teck San (13) 36 ocb
10 Frankie Choo (14) 36 ocb
1 Chew Choon Chong (21) 36 ocb
2 Chia Voon Wu (22) 36 ocb
3 Amran Mustaffa (22) 36
4 Tee Hwee Yong (21) 35 ocb
5 Abdul Kadir Nanyan (22) 35 ocb
6 Wong Ban Tin (22) 35 ocb
7 Jude Celestine (22) 35 ocb
8 Zamri Che Mat (24) 35
9 Hussin Ahmad (21) 34 ocb
NEAREST-TO-PIN (Hole 11)
Chia Chia Voon Wu 9ft
NEAREST-TO-LINE (Hole 14)
Nor Azhar Md. Nor 1in
LONGEST Drive (Hole 3)
Michael Lam 250m