PETALING JAYA: Malaysia are targeting a medal in golf at this year’s SEA Games in Palembang, Indonesia.
“The main aim of the national squads is to win a medal at the Games and we want the golfers to focus on that for now,” MGA president Robin Loh said after officially announcing the 12-member – men’s and women’s – squads for the 26th edition of the Games, which will be held from Nov 11-25.
Kenneth de Silva and Gavin Kyle Green will lead the men’s challenge while Kelly Tan will spearhead the women’s charge.
Loh said that the golfers were selected based on their results in the national trials, age, commitment and discipline.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur held off a strong challenge by Selangor to retain the Etiqa Malaysia Cup title at the Seri Selangor Golf Club yesterday.
Kenneth and Tan Wei Chean carded a four-day total of two-under 284 to pip Selangor to the crown by two strokes.
Kedah came in third with a score of 298.
The KL duo of Kenneth and Wei Chean will now represent Malaysia in the Etiqa Asean Cup at the A Famosa Golf Resort on May 14- 17.
The SEA Games squad
Men: Mohd Azman Basharudin, Kenneth De Silva, Mohd Hisyam Abdul Majid, Gavin Kyle Green, Jeremiah Kim, Chan Tuck Soon, Low Khai Lo on.
Women: Kelly Tan, Iman Ahmad Nordin, Vivienne Chin, Isza Fariza Ismail, Nur Durriyah Damian.