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10th May 2015

Bandar Seri Begawan, 10 May 2015 – The 20th Baiduri Masters shall be a golfing tournament to be remembered. It will be remembered as the tournament which saw three golfers walk away with hole-in-one prizes, a remarkable feat against all odds.

Tonight, the 20th Baiduri Masters charity golf tournament concluded with a prize presentation at the Indah Hall, Royal Brunei Recreation Club and was attended by Dr Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Fattaah Ibni Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Perdana Wazir Sahibul Himmah Wal-Waqar Pengiran Muda Mohamed Bolkiah, a member of the Board of Directors at Baiduri Bank.

In his welcoming address, Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, spoke on the aim of the Baiduri Masters. “The aim has always been centred towards supporting our community and making a difference, whether big or small, and this year is no different.” He further elaborated that Baiduri Bank has always strived to raise funds for local charities, particularly the charity organisations that cater towards individuals with special needs with the hope to alleviate their burden.

Baiduri Bank held a silent art auction entitled Bruneian Art for Charity in February of this year. The art auction’s purpose was two-fold: to raise funds for local charity organisations as well as provide exposure on the local arts scene in Brunei Darussalam. The art auction was able to raise over B$36,000 during the event.

From the Baiduri Masters charity golf tournament proceeds, B$80,000 was donated to five charity organisations during the prize presentation ceremony.

The first cheque was presented to Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam was received by Dato Paduka Dr Hj Omar bin Hj Khalid, Education Trustee. This was followed by the second cheque for SMARTER Brunei and was received by Malai Hj Abdullah Malai Hj Othman, President of SMARTER Brunei.

The Learning Ladders Society was presented with a cheque and was received by Dr Sharina Yunus, President of Learning Ladders Society. The next charity organisation to receive their cheque was the Child Development Centre and was received by Shahzuani bte Azaman, Clinical Psychologist.

Lastly, a cheque was presented to YASKA and was received by Norain Ali, Nursing Officer. All the donations were presented by Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank.

Shortly after, the presentation of the coveted Green Jacket by Mr Andrew Young, President of the Baiduri Masters Organising Committee to the 20th Baiduri Masters Champion.

This was followed by the official announcement of the 20th Baiduri Masters champion followed. Presenting the Challenge Trophy to the defending champion, Seruji Haji Setia, was Yang Amat Mulia Prince Abdul Fattaah, the Guest of Honour of the event. Seruji was also awarded a cash prize of B$850. He is a multiple times champion and veteran of the Baiduri Masters, concluded the tournament with a gross score of 69.

Next, the presentation of the hole-in-one prizes took place. Mr Pierre Imhof presented the mock cheque of B$20,000 to Kahar Hj Abu Bakar, the first ever winner of the B$20,000 cash prize since it was introduced in 2011. Following the presentation of the cash prize, the presentation of the mock key to the Porsche Panamera to Ahmad Izzat bin Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Zaimi and Ahanapiah Hj Md Noor took place amid roaring applause from the audience. The mock key was presented by the CEO of QAF Brunei, Mr Albert Lau. QAF Brunei contributed the hole-in-one prizes for Holes 2, 5 and 14.

Novelty prizes for nearest-to-pin, longest drive and lucky draw prizes were also presented.

In the nearest-to-pin category, for Hole 2, Moksin Jinaidi’s ball landed 0.39m from the pin; Hole 5, Hj Osman Salleh’s ball landed 1.94m from the pin; Hole 12, Hj Awg Damit Hj Awg Osman’s ball landed 0.23m from the pin; Hole 14, Amalularifin Hilmi Hj Abd Rahman with a distance of 1.2m from the pin; and Hole 16, John Kilpatrick, just 0.12m from the pin.

Abdul Azim Abdul Kadir won the prize for Longest Drive for the men’s category; for women’s category, Vanessa Bouvet.

Also in attendance at the prize presentation dinner were cabinet ministers, members of foreign diplomatic missions, sponsors, golfers and senior officials of the Baiduri Bank Group.

The Baiduri Masters is organised by Baiduri Bank Group with the support of event partners QAF Auto Sdn Bhd, QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd, QAF Brunei, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and RBA Golf Club Sdn Bhd.

Following are the breakdown of results from the 20th Baiduri Masters:

Gross Leader Board: Top 12 Players

1 Seruji Hj Setia 69
2 Khairol Bakar 73
3 Qawim Aslimon 74
4 Hj Shahminan Damit 75
5 Moksin Junaidi 75
6 Arfian Hj Abd Kadir 75
7 Lai Suan Loong 75
8 Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor 77
9 Suhaimi Ibrahim 77
10 Murni Hj Ahmad 83
11 Pg Adam Pg Atan 83
12 Syed Isnizam 85

Division A Rankings

1 Lai Suan Loong 67
2 Murni Hj Ahmad 68
3 Hj Ramlee Hj Jaafar 68

Division B Rankings

1 Ahmad Izzat Hj Md Zaimi 70
2 David Lee 71
3 Allan Hor 71

Division C Rankings

1 Shahrom Ahmad 76
2 DP Hj Wahab Juned 77
3 Michael Guan 77

Ladies Division Rankings

1 Vanessa Boumba Marie-Alice 67
2 Almas Syadzwanie Kamis 72
3 Dora Madai 74

Junior Division Rankings

1 Vanessa Boumba Marie-Alice 70
2 Muhd Irwan Hj Abd Hamid 71
3 Mohd Qawi Fakhri Hj Alimon 73

Team Division Rankings

1 Anak Kedayan Hj Shaiful Rijal PD Hj Ahmad
Hj Khairul Jamaluddin
Suhaimi Ibrahim
Qawim Aslimon
2 Young Blood Moksin Jinaidi
Abd Hakim Shahrum
Muhd Irwan Hj Abd Hamid
Ak Muhd Syakir Pg Hj Ali

Senior Division Rankings (still pending)

1 Yusof Latip 69
2 Hj Abd Aziz Abdullah 70
3 Hj Mohd Roger Abdullah 70

Nearest To Pin (novelty prize)

# 2 Moksin Jinaidi 0.39m
# 5 Hj Osman Salleh 1.94m
# 12 Hj Awg Damit Hj Awg Osman 0.23m
# 14 Amalularifin Hilmi Hj Abd Rahman 1.20m
# 16 John Telfer 0.12m

Longest Drive (novelty prize)

# 18 Abdul Azim Abdul Kadir
# 18 Vanessa Bouvet


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