Myanmar duo edge Thais to win Asean Cup

PETALING JAYA: Myanmar stole the thunder from overnight leaders Thailand to clinch the inaugural Etiqa Asean Cup golf competition at the Seri Selangor Golf Club yesterday.

Twenty-year-old Nay Bala Win Myint and 26-year-old Myo Win Aung, who both idolise Tiger Woods, had a four-day total of seven-under 281.

“This is one of the toughest courses I’ve played on so far. We were in second place after the third round and we knew that we had to work hard in the final round today to win,” said Nay Bala.

Thailand, who led the scoreboard for the first three days, could only finish second with a five-under 283.

The Philippines, featuring this year’s Malaysian Amateur Open winner Mhark Fernando and Jhonnel Ababa, came in third with a two-over 291 total.

Malaysia, represented by Kenneth De Silva and Jeremiah Kim, were fourth with an 18-over 306 total.

Leading final round scores

281: Myanmar (Nay Bala Win Myint-Myo Win Aung) 69-70-69-73;

283: Thailand (Supakorn Uatipat-Rattanon Wannasrichan) 66-70-71-76;

291: Philippines (Mhark Fernando-Jhonnel Ababa) 70-78-67-76;

306: Malaysia (Kenneth De Silva-Jeremiah Kim) 72-82-71-81.

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