KUALA LUMPUR: Gregory Foo sizzled in the heat to run away with the men’s title at the Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open on April 7.
The Singaporean number one completed a wire-to-wire victory with a blistering six-under 66 closing effort, adding to his earlier rounds of 69 and 71 at Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam.
Foo’s total of 10-under 206 left him seven strokes clear of runner-up Amir Nazrin Jailani with Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz in third on 215.
Ranked 60th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), Foo was delighted to pick up his second prize of the week; having been awarded the SGA President’s Trophy for 2015.
“I played well this week and the result really speaks for itself. It was really hot but I maintained my composure and just paced myself. My goal this year was to just give myself the opportunity to win as many tournament as I can and lock in my place in Singapore’s team for the Eisenhower Cup in Mexico later in the year,” said the 23-year-old.
The ladies’ contest saw Filipino star Princess Mary Superal reclaim the title which she won in 2014.
Trailing titleholder and national number one Nur Durriyah Damian by a single stroke coming into the final round, the 2013 SEA Games double gold medalist fired three birdies against two bogeys for a one-under 71.
She totalled even-par 216 to clinch a two-shot victory over Durriyah, who stumbled with a 74.
Leading final results (Par-72)
206 – Gregory Foo (SIN) 69-71-66
213 – Amir Nazrin Jailani 70-73-70
215 – Daeng Abdul Rahman Abd Aziz 73-72-70
216 – Chan Tuck Soon 69-74-73
220 – Danial Durisic 74-73-73
223 – Joshua Shou (SIN) 74-73-73, James Leow (SIN) 76-73-74, Low Wee Jin (SIN) 75-73-75
224 – Adam Arif Madzri 73-75-76, Ervin Chang 71-76-77
216 – Princess Mary Superal (PHI) 72-73-71
218 – Nur Durriyah Damian 75-69-74
226 – Samantha Martirez (PHI) 78-73-75
228 – Liyana Durisic 79-74-75, Kelie Kan Kah Yan 72-80-76
229 – Qistina Balqis Azhar 80-74-75
230 – Warda Amira Rawof 77-78-75
233 – Junie Khaw Wen Jun 75-81-77, Ashley Lau Jen Wen 79-75-79
234 – Rivani Adelia Sihotang (INA) 78-80-76