Day 1 wrapped up with Vietnam taking a lead in the Putra Cup, carding a combined score of 4-under-par 209 from the trio; Nguyen Nhat Long (67), Nguyen Anh Minh (69) and Minh Nguyen Dang (73). Team Malaysia followed closely with a score of 3-under-par 210 thanks to Malcolm Ting (68), Nateeshvar Ganesh (70) and Zia Iqmal (72).
Team Indonesia stood third with 2-under-par 211 from Gabriel Hansel Hari (68), Jonathan Xavier Hartono (71), and Randy Arsenate Bintang (72).
Nguyen Nhat Long is currently leading the individual category with a score of 4-under-par 67, closely followed by Malaysia’s Malcolm Ting and Indonesia’s Gabriel Hansel Hari,both carding 68.
The Lion City Cup for boys under 16 saw Malaysia’s promising youngsters leading with a 3-under-par 139 combined score from Muhammad Adif Haikal (68) and Muhammad Ajmal Amin (71). Thailand is trailing by 5 strokes with 2-over-par 144 while Philippines and Indonesia are tied at third place.
Hong Kong shone in the Santi Cup with a dominating 8-under-par 134 through the brilliant play by Han Sophie (65) and Tang Phyllis (69). In the Kartini Cup for girls under 16, Thailand spearheads with a combined score of 6-over-par 148, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines.