Fan­tas­tic Fung Lifts Maiden Ti­tle

HK Golfer - - Divots -

Malaysia’s Ni­cholas Fung over­came nerves to se­cure a maiden Asian Tour ti­tle at the Queen’s Cup, and ded­i­cated the ca­reer break­through to his father. His im­pres­sive 15-un­der­par 269 win­ning ag­gre­gate saw him join­ing coun­try­men Danny Chia, Airil Riz­man and Ben Leong as win­ners on the re­gion’s pre­mier Tour. Fung is also the fifth first-time win­ner this sea­son.

The 27-year-old was the overnight leader, coura­geously holed a four-foot par putt on the 18th hole at San­tiburi Sa­mui Coun­try Club for a clos­ing four-un­der-par 67 and a on­e­stroke tri­umph over Thai­land’s Jazz Janewat­tananond. Jazz,

21, kept on Fung’s coat­tail through­out a fre­netic last day, stay­ing bo­gey free for the se­cond suc­ces­sive round to shoot a 66 while Chi­nese Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao birdied his last three holes for a 67 which gave him third place, two be­hind the new cham­pion.

The slightly-built Fung paid trib­ute to his father, En Ping, who was with him on the hol­i­day isle on what was also Father’s Day on Sun­day around the world.

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