Sunday, May 9

56 top golfers tee-off at qualifying round

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FORE!: First day action of the Qualifying Round 4 (Sarawak) of the prestigious ‘World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship 2011’ at the Damai Golf & Country Club, in Santubong yesterday.

KUCHING: The Qualifying Round four (Sarawak) of the prestigious World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship 2011 tee-off at the Damai Golf & Country Club here yesterday.

Fifty six top golfers from Australia, France, India and Malaysia compete for the top honours.

The hot weather and wet course are challenging to the golfers at the scenic golf course.

“Damai Golf Course has a good layout. Very challenging and tricky,” opined Barry Raynor of Western Australia after finishing his first Nine at the Arnold palmer designed golf course.

“A very good course but the ball is rather fast today as the Fairways and Greens are wet due to the rain. This adds to the drama!” said Australian Jon Lamb.

“This is a wonderful course and tricky at some holes,” remarked Brunaud Alain of France.

“Plenty of hazards, but overall, a very good course,” added France’s Danielle Brunard.

A total of 16 lady golfers are also taking part in this team event.

Organised by Tourism Malaysia, the World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship (WAITGC) debut in 1994, and has emerged as a well-regarded and much anticipated golfing event among amateur golfers around the world.

Each year, the championship attracts more than 600 foreign golfers who are keen to demonstrate their skills and passion for the game at the various challenging golf courses throughout Malaysia.

The event continues today with the closing and prize giving ceremony held on June 16 at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV).