A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE BY MALAYSIA’S MARCUS LIM AT PENANG GOLF CLUB
Malaysia’s Mirabel Ting continues her dominance with her win at the Penang
Amateur OpenBukit Jambul, July 28, 2022: After three days of grueling and competitive play, Marcus Lim emerged top on the leader board at the 54th Penang Amateur Open held at Penang Golf Club.
Marcus Lim shot a 6-under-66 on Day One and Day Two consecutively and finished in top spot on Final Day with a score of 3-under-par 69 for 15-under par 201 tournament total. Of his stellar performance, he said, “It’s been a challenging game, and everyone on the field has provided an enjoyable play over the three days. There were some very good players in the field and I was hard pressed to maintain my game plan. However, I managed to keep my cool and focused on my game one shot at a time.”
With the win, Marcus Lim reaffirmed his position as the top amateur player in
the region and it will boost his confidence going into his next event, the
Perak Amateur Open to be held from August 2-4, 2022 at Royal Perak Golf
“It feels good to win here right after winning the Gold Medal at SEA Games
2021 Hanoi,” Marcus Lim said. “I had fun at this event and hope to continue
my great form at the Perak Amateur Open.”
Sarawak’s Lim Beng Keat also played brilliantly with 68, 72, 70 for 6-under-par
210 tournament total to finish second. He won RM3000.00 for his effort. Muhammad Nasrullah Zulkifli from KL finished third with a creditable performance of 2-under-par 214 tournament total. He carded 79, 68 and 67
to secure the third spot and won RM2,000.00.
Conducted by the Malaysian Golf Association and MS3 Golf Sdn Bhd, the
Penang Amateur Open is the first in the series of state amateur opens en route
to the 118th Malaysian Amateur Open. It is a premier tournament that gathers
the best amateurs around Malaysia and its neighboring countries.
The event was included in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) since 2008; where it attracts a large number of participants every year, all vying for the event’s top honors. This year, a total of xx players took part in the Championship. For the first time, this event offers cash money as prizes after the world’s governing body, the R&A has amended the Rules of Amateur Status to allow amateurs to receive cash money as prizes for Gross event.
Malaysian Golf Association’s (MGA) President who is also the National Team
Management Subcommittee Chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor
expressed his enthusiasm for the progress of the local players, saying, “The
Penang Amateur Open is a vital platform for the local players as it grants them
a chance to hone their skills through a regional playing field, and improve
their game. Congratulations to the winners, and well done to the rest for a
game well played.”
Fresh off from winning the Singapore Amateur Open, Mirabel Ting continued
to show her mettle by holding on to her lead from Day one to win the
tournament by 5 strokes from her nearest competitor. “I am quite happy with
my performance today after a disastrous 2-over-par 74 yesterday” Mirabel
said. Mirabel finished with 5-under-par 211 to clinch the ladies title of the
Penang Amateur Open.
Yan Yinuo of China finished second after carding 1-under-par 71 today for
even-par 216 tournament total. “It was a tough day,” Yan said. “I was trying
to catch up and go after the leader, but I was running out of holes.
Congratulations to Mirabel for winning the ladies overall title.”
MGA Honorary Secretary, Dato’ Zulkifli Dato’ Ismail who is also the
Competitions Subcommittee Chairman said, “The MGA is committed to
provide world-class standard tournaments for our amateurs to compete
against the best in the region. This is the first time we changed the format of
our fixtures which comprise of a series of state amateur open en route to the
118th Malaysian Amateur Open. We hope that our amateurs will take this
opportunity to play as many state amateur opens as they can which will give
them an added advantage to win the Order of Merit Awards.”