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SERUJI HJ SETIA REIGNS ONCE MORE AS BAIDURI MASTERS CHAMPION
10th June 2014

Bandar Seri Begawan, 10 June 2014 Despite facing defeat to younger contenders for the past three years, Baiduri Masters regular and multiple-time champion, Seruji Hj Setia returned to the golfing front last weekend in top form to unseat Khairul Kamis, the champion of the last two consecutive Masters tournament in a well-fought competition on the greens of the RBA Golf Club.

At the prize presentation ceremony held on Sunday night, a beaming Seruji received the Challenge Trophy from the Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, while Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank presented him with the prized crystal trophy. And handing over the coveted green jacket to Seruji was none other than Khairul Kamis, 2012/2013 champion, who came in second place.

In an interview with the Borneo Bulletin, Seruji said, "I have been a keen follower of the Baiduri Masters since it started. I have won the tournament several times in the past, the last being in 2010. Despite losing, I have continued to compete every year and all my efforts paid off this time. Naturally, I am very delighted with my success".

Seruji reveals that there are several reasons for his continued support of the Baiduri Masters. Chiefly among them, he knows that his participation contributes directly to the betterment of the special needs people through the various charities which the Baiduri Masters supports. Then there is the lure of the luxurious cars as hole-in-one prizes, as well as the thrill and challenge of the game itself.

"I have been supporting Baiduri Masters because of charity, the fun of golf as well as the many attractive prizes. I play for charity, I play for fun and I play to win!” he said, summing up his reasons for his continuous participation in the Baiduri Masters, adding that he usually plays more than once.

Through his passion for golf, he hopes that he could inspire young people to take up golf. He is happy to see Baiduri taking the initiative in promoting the game of golf to young children. Taking this opportunity, he would like to advise children who are keen to take up golf, to get it right from the start by learning from the professionals and to persevere and not give up when things gets tough. “Golfing is a game of continuous learning," added Seruji.

The full list of winners in the Baiduri Masters 2014 is as follows:

The Baiduri Masters 2014 Results

Men's Top 12 Gross
1. Seruji Haji Setia 70
2. Khairul Kamis 74 (OCB)
3. Hariz Hasim 74
4. Hj Arfian Hj Abd Kadir 77 (OCB)
5. Dennis Koh 77

Men's Division 'A' Nett
1. Hj Shahminan Hj Damit 64
2. Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim 68 (OCB L9)
3. Fa’ez Ahmad 68 (OCB H18)
4. Kalali Hj Munchit 68

Men's Division 'B' Nett
1. Pg Hj Erwin Pg Hj Othman 70
2. Amir Hisma Masri 71
3. Menudin Hj Md Daud 72 (OCB L3)
4. Hj Saiful Rizal PD Dr Hj Ahmad 72

Men's Division 'C' Nett
1. Hj Abd Rahman Hj Putting 78 (OCB L9)
2. Pg Hj Mohd Sufri Pg Hj Hashim 78 (OCB L9)
3. R. Mehendran N Rajaratnam 78 (OCB L9)
4. Clement Lai 78

Senior Golfers Division Nett
1. Wan Man Hj Wan Hil 68
2. DP Hj Sh Adanan Sh Mohammad 70 (OCB L9)
3. Hj Momin Sawal 70 (OCB L9)
4. Hj Mohd Roger Abdullah 70

Ladies Golfers Division Nett
1. Venessa Bouvet 71
2. Patricia Bovet 74 (OCB L9)
3. Almas Syadwanie Kamis 74

Junior Golfers Division Nett
1. Ak Md Syakir Pg Hj Ali 72
2. Ryan Chee 74 (OCB L9)
3. Lendon Valencia 82

THE BAIDURI MASTERS 2014
Novelty Prize Winners

Nearest to Pin (1st Weekend)
Hole No. 2 Lim Kian Chong 1.39 metres
Hole No. 5 Ali Rashid 0.80 metres
Hole No. 12 Wan Man Hj Wan Hil 0.43 metres
Hole No. 14 Julian Chong 2.19 metres
Hole No. 16 Ali Rashid 0.77 metres

Nearest to Pin (2nd Weekend)
Hole No. 2 Suhaimi Haji Ibrahim 0.47 metres
Hole No. 5 Hj Rozaime Hj Kassim 0.80 metres
Hole No. 12 Hj Nayan Kassim 0.18 metres
Hole No. 14 Abdullah Ahad 2.08 metres
Hole No. 16 Awg Hj Umar Abd Hamid 0.72 metres

At the prize presentation ceremony, prizes were also presented to the best performers in the 'Creating Future Masters' Children’s Golf Clinic organized in conjunction with the Baiduri Masters. Winners in each category took home a SNAG starter pack, while the second and third place winners each won gift vouchers. In addition, the three winners in the Open Category each received free SNAG lessons, courtesy of Numero Uno.

Open Category ages 5-8
Position Names
1 Chung Yi Harn
2 Gabriel Bin Aiman Anas @ Gabriel Cayao Luaton
3 Adrian M. Valencia

Open Category ages 9-12
Position Names
1 Lydia Huong Sheua Ing
2 Saketh Hedge
3 Huong Chris Yuan

Graduate Category ages 5-12
Position Names
1 Lemuel Dhanushan Macfarlane Chinniah
2 Francisco Achilli
3 Britany Goh Hui Xin

Novelty prizes of a $50 Toys R Us voucher each went to Afiq Za’eem Bin Md Shahrain for Best Par 3, Lydia Huong Sheua Ing for Best Pitching, and Saketh Hedge for Best Chipping.

The Baiduri Masters is organized by Baiduri Bank Group with the support of event partners QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd, QAF Brunei, Media Permata, Borneo Bulletin, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd, RBA Golf Club Sdn Bhd and MINT Sdn Bhd as creative partner and the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports as the official supporter, while Numero Uno is Baiduri Master’s partner in the “Creating Future Masters” Children’s Golf Awareness Clinic.

Lydia Huong Sheua Ing, 1st place winner of SNAG Golf Clinic open category age 9-12 receiving prize from Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture Youth & Sport and Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank

Venessa Bouvet, champion of Ladies Golfers Division receiving trophy from Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Mustapha, Senior Manager, Treasury Department, Baiduri Bank

Ak Md Syakir Pg Hj Ali, champion of Junior Golfers Division receiving trophy from Pg Azaleen Pg Dato Mustapha, Senior Manager, Treasury Department, Baiduri Bank

Wan Man Hj Wan Hil, champion of Senior Golfers Division receiving trophy from Haji Haliluddin Dato Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance

Hj Shahminan Hj Damit, champion of Men’s Division ‘A’ Nett receiving trophy from Mr. Andrew Young, President of Main Organizing Committee and Chairman of Tournament Committee

Hariz Hasim, third in Men’s Top 12 Gross receiving trophy from Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank

Khairul Kamis, second in Men’s Top 12 Gross receiving trophy from Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank

Seruji receiving the champion trophy from Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture Youth & Sport and Mr. Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank

Seruji Hj Setia with champion trophy

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