20th May 2016

Bandar Seri Begawan, 20 May 2016 – The first tee off of the Baiduri Masters this morning took place at 6.45am. The opening session saw 92 golfers take part for a chance to don the coveted Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.

By the end of the afternoon session today, Idris Osman was in the lead with an even par of 71 followed closely by a trio of golfers comprising Ali Hj Rashid, defending champion Seruji Hj Setia and Zulhilmi Rosli with a gross score of 72. In fifth and sixth places, with a gross of 73, was Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki and Hj Norismadi Hj Tamid.

Coming in seventh place today was Baiduri Masters veteran, Hj Shaiful Rizal Pehin Dato Hj Ahmad with a gross score of 75. Close behind him was another trio made up of Mohammad Rijal Hj Kassim, Fa’ez Ahmad and Han Kiang Siew with a tied gross of 76.

Rounding off the top twelve were Hj Md Yussop Hj Abd Latip and Khalil Ariffin with a gross score of 79.

Gross Leader Board: Top 12 Players – 20 May 2016
1 Idris Osman 71  
2 Ali Hj Rashid 72 OCB (L9)
3 Seruji Hj Setia 72 OCB (L9)
4 Zulhilmi Rosli 72  
5 Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki 73 OCB (L9)
6 Hj Norismadi Hj Tamid 73  
7 Hj Shaiful Rizal Pehin Dato Hj Ahmad 75  
8 Mohammad Rijal Hj Kassim 76 OCB (L9)
9 Fa’ez Ahmad 76 OCB (L6)
10 Han Kiang Siew 76 OCB (L9)
11 Hj Md Yussop Hj Abd Latip 79 OCB (L6)
12 Khalil Ariffin 79 OCB (L6)

The Baiduri Masters 2016 will continue tomorrow, 21 May 2016 with an expected turnout of 200. The Baiduri Masters 2016 will take place over two weekends starting today until 22 May 2016 and 27 to 29 May 2016. To make the cut, the top 12 gross players overall will get the opportunity to vie for the Green Jacket.

Besides the coveted Baiduri Masters Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy, the golfers also have the chance to score the fantastic hole-in-one prizes consisting three luxury cars and two cash prizes of B$20,000 each.

Other than the Porsche Cayenne for Hole 2, other hole-in-one prizes on offer this year are the Mini One for Hole 5, the brand new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer for Hole 14 and B$20,000 cash each for Holes 12 and 16.

Additionally, there will be novelty prizes up for grabs for the nearest to the pin throughout the tournament and also longest drive as well as lucky draw prizes.

As with every year, proceeds raised during the Baiduri Masters will be donated to local charity organisations that help persons with special needs integrate into the wider society.

Those who haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room but slots for tomorrow morning are full with a few slots left for the afternoon session. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters will be held over two weekends at the RBA Golf Club, Berakas and played on format System 36 (Stroke Play) and the challenge trophy will be decided on gross. The Baiduri Masters tournament is divided into 4 divisions – Men’s, Group, Ladies and Junior. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Gross, Men’s Nett and Senior Golfers Nett.

For more details, the public can log onto the website or call 2449666 from 7:00 am to midnight.

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