KUCHING, April 23: First timer Sapuan Jai emerged victorious in the April edition of the Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC)–KKB Monthly Medal Golf Tournament 2019 that was held here on April 21.
The victory is the first for the 19 handicapper, who carded a nett score of four under par 68. He defeated Francis Siew Seng on countback (OCB) after both golfers registered the same score. Wan Saperi Wan Abdullah, who played with handicap 17, finished third with 72 strokes.
In the gross category, Awang Sani Seruji, who played with handicap 5, came in first after he carded 78 strokes, while Michael Lee Joon Khong, who played with handicap 11, finished second with 81 strokes and Nazrul Iman Nasaruddin came in third with 84 strokes. Awang also won the `Nearest to the Line’ novelty prize at Hole 3.
In the novelties category, Choo Kueh Fong won the Longest Drive (LD) prize with a distance of 232 metres at Hole 18, while the winners of the Nearest to the Pin (NTP) were Iskandar Mat Jani (Hole 5), Jaafar Dawi (Hole 8), Mohd Arif Tamby (Hole 12) and Choo Kueh Fong (Hole 15).
In the latest Monthly Escalation Medal (MEM) points table, Michael Lee Joon Khong has taken the lead with a total of nine points collected, while Iskandar Mat Jani is trailing with just two points behind and Sapawi Muhi is in third place after having collected six points.
According to DGCC general manager Roslan Mohd Salleh, the number of participants in the monthly medal is increasing because the club members are trying to collect as many MEM points as possible to qualify for the year-end grand finale.
He said the competition was getting stiffer because the club members did not want to be left behind by their fellow golfers.
Meanwhile, 100 golfers took part in the recent DGCC-Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia (KRPM) Inter-Club Golf competition 2019, which was held on April 21.
The one-day event was also the third series in DGCC’s inter-club golf competitions, which were being organised this year as part of the reciprocal agreements it had established with clubs from other states.
The event was also aimed to promote cordial relations among members from DGCC and other clubs, who are expected to participate in friendly competitions that are organised on a home and away format. — DayakDaily