The BMW Golf Cup International Malaysia 2017 got off to a rousing start when a newcomer rode his luck to qualify for the National Final.
The Malaysian edition of the BMW Golf Cup International 2017, the world’s most prestigious and successful amateur golf tournament, enjoyed the perfect start when 58 BMW owners teed off at the Robert Trent Jones Jr-designed The Mines Resort & Golf Club, recently ranked eighth best in the country by Golf Digest Malaysia. This year’s tournament, which is now entering its 11th year, will feature six qualifying legs, with the top players in each category – Men’s A (maximum handicap of 12), Men’s B (handicap 13 to 28) and Women’s (maximum handicap of 28) – going on to the National Finals, to held be held at The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi. The national winners, in turn, will represent Malaysia at the World Final.
After a day of camaraderie, premium hospitality, lucky draws, trophies, novelty prizes and, of course, excellent golf, 11-handicapper Lee Swee Onn, taking signed for a nett score of 68 to take the Men’s A title. Despite unfamiliarity with the course, Lee enjoyed his beginner’s luck to shots. In Men’s B, 14-handicapper Ng Kih Yong took the title after narrowly defeating 18-handicapper Pang Kim Fah by one shot. In the Women’s category, meanwhile, the National Final after carding a nett score of The BMW Golf Cup International Malaysia 2017 is supported by The Peak, BMW Credit, CORUM, Golf Digest, Hugo Boss, Plaza Premium Lounge, The Edge, adidas Eyewear, Harman Kardon, illy Coffee, L’Occitane and Taylor Made-adidas. For more information, visit bmwmygolf.com