Australia’s Cory Crawford was crowned champion of the 112th Malaysian Amateur Open held at the Royal Perak Golf Club recently. Crawford, who led from day one, breezed into the final rounds after a phenomenal third day score of 6 under 66. He carded 2 birdies; one on each nine and 4 bogeys en route to victory.
The Aussie youngster won the Championship with a total of 280 strokes putting him ahead of his nearest rival by 5 strokes. He was thrilled that his short game had been good throughout the 4-day tournament. “My short game is excellent. I’ll try to keep it up and be ready for the next tournament,” he remarked.
Marc Ong of Singapore was second best with a 1-over 73 on the final day. Marc’s tally of 285 strokes was five more than Crawford. Marc told the press that he had a tough day on the links.
“I was trying hard to catch up with Crawford but I was running out of holes,” he enthused.
Zihao Chen of China finished third along with Australian, Jarryd Felton. Zihao carded a superb 4 under 68 on the final day for a total tally of 286 strokes.
Three Malaysians made it to the top ten. They were Muhammad Wafiyuddin with an even 288 strokes at 5th place followed by Low Kai Jei with 290 strokes and Solomon Emilio Rosidin with 291 strokes finishing 7th and 8th respectively.