Six ASEAN nations to battle it out at KLGCC

Kenneth (left) and Wei Chean will lead the Malaysian challenge

Kuala Lumpur: Six South East Asian nations will be in the fray for the second edition of the Etiqa ASEAN Cup, which tees off tomorrow at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

With a similar format to the World Cup, the four-day event will see teams of two players from defending champions Myanmar, Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and host Malaysia competing to lift the ASEAN Cup.

The first and third days will be played in four-ball (best ball) format while the second and final days are in foursomes (alternate shots) format.

Negeri Sembilan Amateur Open winner Jerome Ng of Singapore and Filipino top amateur Clyde Mondilla will aim to lead their teams to victory in what is expected to be a closely-fought competition.

Malaysia will be ably led by the Selangor duo of Kenneth de Silva and Tan Wei Chean, who emerged the winners of the Etiqa Malaysia Cup in March.

Organised by the Malaysian Golf Association and sponsored by Etiqa, the tournament is in line with the MGA’s vision towards creating more progressive and vibrant regional golf tournament for the benefit of ASEAN Golf Federation member countries.

Teams & Players for the Etiqa ASEAN Cup 2011

Myanmar – Myo Win Aung & Maung Maung Oo (champions)
Malaysia  – Kenneth Christian de Silva & Tan Wei Chean (hosts)
Cambodia – Seng Vanseiha & Patrick Tom
Philippines – Clyde Mondilla & Reymon Jaraula
Singapore – Jerome Ng & Marc Ong
Thailand – Panchara Sakulyong & Nirun Sae-Ung