Fantastic Fung Lifts Maiden Title
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.