Sarawak regain Pan Borneo title after four-year lapse
by Ting Tieng Hee, email@example.com. Posted on May 28, 2012, Monday
KUCHING: Sarawak emerged overall champion of the 5th Pan Borneo Senior Amateur Golf Championship yesterday after winning the team gross and nett events on the final day at the Sarawak Golf Club (KGS) here.
In the team gross category, Sarawak golfers led by captain Bernard Kiew scored a total of 1,980 to beat Sabah (2,016) and Brunei (2,089) and lift the Pan Borneo Challenge Trophy they last won in 2008 also on home turf.
The state was represented by Michael Lim, Bong Tee Yen, Anthony Tan, Wee Aik Seng, Bajurie Jaujie, Peter Sim, Chai Kuet Leong, Harrison Lunsa, Kiprawi Osman, Alias Mail, Robert Elone Sireng and Roland Ling.
In the team nett competition, Sarawak finished ahead of Sabah and Brunei with a combined score of 1,615 from 12 best scores of the golfers.
Sabah and Brunei registered scores of 1,674 and 1,785 respectively.
The state golfers responsible for this win were Wasli Wahid Idris, Michael Lim, Bong Tee Yen, Sie Puoi Chang, Bill Lu, Kiprawi Osman, John Jong, Ismail Dol, Peter Sim, Hat @ Bong Hata Marzuki, Anthony Tan and Sophii Nawi.
Meanwhile, the individual gross title was won by Tiyunim Jeman who beat fellow Sabahan Peter Wong on count back (OCB) after both carded a total score of 152 over two days played at Sarawak Club Golf Resort and KGS.
A stroke further back in third place was Michael Lim of Sarawak while in fourth to 10th positions were Alfred Sim (160), Martin Wong (161), Anthony Tan (162), Wee Aik Seng (165), Bajuri Jaujie (166 OCB), Peter Sim and Chai Kuet Leong.
The individual nett title went to Sarawak’s Wasli Wahid who posted a score of 126.
Four strokes behind him was teammate Bong Tee Yen while Sie Puoi Chang, also from Sarawak returned 132 to beat fellow golfers Bill Lu and Kiprawi Osman into fourth and fifth respectively OCB.
In sixth place was Dr Dayu Sansalu from Sabah who beat Bernard Jarrion OCB after both ended with a same score of 135.
Eighth to 10th positions were occupied by Dr John Jong (136), Ismail Dol (138) and Anthony Asing (139).
As for the age group contests played on nett scores, Abang Osman was the champion in the 55-64 years with his total score of 140 OCB over Hat @ Bong Hatta Marzuki.
The age 65-74 years was won by Lim Peng Huat also on 140, and Datuk Verus Aman Sham was second with a 144 score.
Anthony Kearsley won the age 75 and above super senior title after he returned a score of 141 and three strokes behind
him in second place was Kenny Low.
As for the daily result Raya Dollah was Day 1 gross winner with a 77 score and Hiew Yit Tham the Day 2 winner with a 84.
The nett Day 1 winner was Thomas More Willie (64) and Day 2 winner was Joe Jika (68).
Victor Fong was the happiest man at the prize presentation yesterday as he pocketed RM10,000 for achieving a hole-in-one feat at Matang Hole 8.
Senior Golfers Society of Sarawak president Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Wong Soon Kai closed the event and gave away the prizes to the winners.
The next championship will be hosted by Sabah next year.