Sivachandran keeps his cool to win PGAM-KRPM Classic


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian pro S. Sivachandran kept his cool despite a strong late charge by Danny Chia to win the RM100,000 PGAM-KRPM Golf Classic at the Lakes Course of the Rahman Putra Golf Club in Sungai Buloh yesterday.

Sivachandran carded a two-under 70 on the final day to end the three-day tournament with an eight-under 208 total.

Danny posted the lowest score of five-under 67 to tie for the lead while Sivachandran was still battling on the course with seasoned campiagner R. Nachimuthu, who was also on seven-under.

However, Sivachandran eventually sealed the title by one stroke after completing the final day.

Nachimuthu eventually finished on joint third with fellow Serendah-mate M. Sasidaran.

The tournament was the second in the PGA’s local tour calendar, which kicked off last month with the PGAM Kinrara Classic which was won by Danny.

Leading final round scores:

208: S. Sivachandran 66-72-70;

209: Danny Chia 71-71-67;211: M. Sasidaran 71-69-71, M. Nachimuthu 69-71-71;

214: Rashid Ismail 73-68-73, Ng Shern Wei 70-72-72, Shaifubari Muda 73-71-70;

215: Zamri Sariff 69-71-75, Nicholas Fung 73-72-70, Khor Kheng Howe 73-68-74.

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