Malaysia back in WCup af­ter 15 years

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

MALAYSIA are back in the World Cup of Golf for the first time since 2001 with Danny Chia and Ni­cholas Fung earn­ing a late en­try into the pres­ti­gious team event.

The US$8mil­lion tour­na­ment, which fea­tures two-man teams rep­re­sent­ing 28 coun­tries, takes place in Mel­bourne from Novem­ber 24-27.

The with­drawal of Fiji’s for­mer ma­jor win­ner Vi­jay Singh means that Chia re­ceived the nod as the next high­est-ranked golfer in the world and he picked Fung as his part­ner.

Chia, a two-time Asian Tour cham­pion, will be mak­ing his third World Cup of Golf ap­pear­ance.

The 26-year-old Fung will be mak­ing his de­but. “I’m de­lighted to get into the World Cup of Golf.

“It’s been a while since Malaysia last qual­i­fied and com­ing so soon af­ter I played in the Olympic Games, this is fan­tas­tic news for me and Ni­cholas,” said the 43-year-old Chia.

Aus­tralia’s team of world No. 1 Ja­son Day and Adam Scott will start as hot favourites at home for the 2016 stroke­play team tour­na­ment, which will see four­somes (al­ter­nate shot) on first and third days and four­ball (best ball) play on the sec­ond and fi­nal days at Kingston Heath Golf Club. – AFP

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