PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Sunday, 19th November 2006
Asian Seniors Tour Communications
Stewart Ginn Retains ASM Malaysia title in Sudden Death Playoff against Thailand's Amphon Maneerat.
Australia's Stewart Ginn - (right) receiving his trophy from Malaysia's Sports Commissioner - Tan Sri Elyas Omar - (center) with the 2006 ASM @ Malaysia amateur Chapion Ilya Jamal - (left)
Stewart the defending ASM @ Malaysia Champion retained his title at the 2006 ASM Malaysia with a playoff victory over last weeks' ASM @ Singapore Champion Amphon Maneerat.
At one stage Thailand's Amphon Maneerat reached seven under par, however, consistent play by Stewart Ginn, (despite a one hour rain delay) who held his nerve to overtake Amphon, who had a double bogey at the par three 17th hole. Both players returned a three day five under par score of 211
Ginn, a former Champions Tour Major winner who ran fifth on this year’s European Seniors Tour won the 2005 ASM Malaysia on his Asian Seniors Tour debut at Palm Resort Golf & Country Club. With back-to-back victories, Ginn will no doubt be hoping to make this a three in row success at the 2007 ASM Malaysia.
In third place was Chang Chin Kuo from Chinese Taipei on 213 followed in fourth place by Eduardo Bagtas Jr from the Philippines. Malaysia’s Nazamuddin Yusof on 215 was tied for fifth with Sutep Boonpimuk from Thailand and Trevor Fisher from South Africa who was playing in the final group.
Rounding out the top ten, on two over par 218, were Juanito Pagurusan from the Philippines and Asian Seniors Tour regulars, Masahiro Tokunaga from Japan and Australia’s Trevor Downing.
Ginn was happy with the course conditions and grateful that seniors tournaments are now being held on a regular basis in Asia as he has now been based in Malaysia for many years.
Leading Malaysian amateur, 15 year old Ilyia Jamil, won the 2006 ASM Malaysia Amateur Championship by one shot over 2005 ASM Malaysia Amateur Champion, Feldman Tan from Singapore after returning a fine score of 74.
Ilyia will be invited to defend his title at the 2007 ASM Malaysia and be invited to play in the 2007 ASM Singapore. Unfortunately, the 2003 ASM Singapore Amateur Champion and the Singapore Amateur Open Champion of 2005 retired after only eight holes.
The Ladies Championship was won by Ms June Yap from Malaysia who returned sensational back-to-back scores of 77 and 76 whilst playing with the men. The occasion was graced by Tan Sri Elyas Omar, the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia who gave away the prizes to the champions.
Final Leader Board – Sunday 19th Nov 2006 for the 2006 ASM @ Malaysia presented by AIG S.E. Asia
-5 - Stewart Ginn - Australia - 71 - 70 - 70 = 211
-5 - Amphon Maneerat - Thailand - 67 - 72 - 72 = 211
(Ginn won on 1st hole of Sudden Death)
-3 - Chang CK - Chinese Taipei - 71 - 72 - 70 = 213
-2 - Eduardo Bagtas Jr - Philippines - 68 - 73 - 73 = 214
-1 - Nazamuddin Yusof - Malaysia - 69 - 74 - 72 = 215
-1 - Sutep Boonpimuk - Thailand - 70 - 74 - 71 = 215
-1 - Trevor Fisher - South Africa - 72 - 69 - 74 = 215
2 over -
Juanito Pagurusan - Philippines - 74 - 72 - 72 = 218
Masahiro Tokunaga - Japan - 71 - 70 - 77 = 218
Trevor Downing - Australia - 71 - 76 - 71 = 218
3 over -
Amnart Kerdkrasin - Thailand - 71 - 74 - 74 = 219
M Ramayah - Malaysia - 73 - 76 - 70 = 219
4 over -
Reynaldo Alit - Philippines - 74 - 68 - 78 = 220
5 over -
Don Klenk - United States - 73 - 76 - 72 = 221
Hsieh Min Nam - Chinese Taipei - 75 - 70 - 76 = 221
Kittipat Kaewvisetsit - Thailand - 76 - 72 - 73 = 221
6 over -
Chen Tsang Te - Chinese Taipei - 72 - 72 - 78 = 222
Moon Choon-Bok - Korea - 73 - 71 - 78 = 222
Randall Vines - Australia - 75 - 74 - 73 = 222
7 over -
Craig Owen - New Zealand - 73 - 70 - 80 = 223
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