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08th May 2015

Bandar Seri Begawan, 8 May 2015 – In yet another turn of events, the Baiduri Masters has achieved a milestone against all odds. Not one… not two… but three hole-in-ones!

The 20th edition of the Baiduri Masters, to date, has seen many new achievements in its first few days of play. This afternoon, Kahar Hj Abu Bakar struck his Titliest Pro-V Ball no 1 using his S-Yard T301 NFII Forged Titanium 5 wood, and aced Hole 16, making him the first ever player to walk away with the $20,000 cash prize since it was first introduced as a hole-in-one prize in 2011.

At the end of today’s round of golf, Seruji Hj Setia maintains his lead with a gross score of 68 followed closely by Hj Shahminan Damit, behind by 1 stroke at 69.

New additions to the top 12, Arfian Hj Abd Kadir, Syed Isnizam and Pg Adam Pg Atan, in third, fourth and fifth places respectively, with a gross of 72. Jumping up five places is Moksin Junaidi also with a gross of 72 improving his score by 4 strokes. Another newcomer to the top 12, Suhaimi Ibrahim in seventh with 72.

Qawiem Aslimon, dropping 2 places to eighth with a gross of 73 was followed by Khairol Bakar, dropping six places to ninth also with a gross score of 73.

Rounding off the top 12 were Murni Hj Ahmad, the fifth newcomer to the top 12, followed by Tony Hj Karim and Lai Suan Loong, both dropping 7 spots to eleventh and twelfth places respectively with a score of 73.

Today’s round of golf saw 187 golfers competing for a place in the final round next Sunday.

Gross Leader Board: Top 12 Players – 8 May 2015

1 Seruji Hj Setia 68   -
2 Hj Shahminan Damit 69   -
3 Arfian Hj Abd Kadir 72 OCB (L6) NEW
4 Syed Isnizam 72 OCB (L9) NEW
5 Pg Adam Pg Atan 72 OCB (L9) NEW
6 Moksin Junaidi 72 OCB (L6) ↑ 5
7 Suhaimi Ibrahim 72   NEW
8 Qawiem Aslimon 73 OCB (L6) ↓ 2
9 Khairol Bakar 73 OCB (L3) ↓ 6
10 Murni Hj Ahmad 73 OCB (L9) NEW
11 Tony Hj Karim 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 7
12 Lai Suan Loong 73 OCB (L9) ↓7

The Baiduri Masters 2015 will continue over the weekend from 9th to 10th May 2015. 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 Panamera, 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 that haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room. Participants are encouraged to play more than once to improve their chances of winning, and they will enjoy a 10% 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 www.baiduri.com or call the RBA Golf Club at 2343724 during office hours.

Gross Leader Board: Top 12 Players – 3 May 2015

1 Seruji Hj Setia 68  
2 Hj Shahminan Damit 69  
3 Khairol Bakar 73 OCB (L9)
4 Tony Hj Karim 73 OCB (L9)
5 Lai Suan Loong 73  
6 Qawiem Aslimon 74 OCB (L9)
7 Hj Khairul Jamaluddin 74  
8 Qazzri Aslimon 75 OCB (L9)
9 Pg Razali Pg Hj Sabli 76 OCB (L6)
10 Mohd Roza Shah Hussin 76 OCB (L3)
11 Moksin Junaidi 76 OCB (L6)
12 Hj Md Sharipuddin Hj Md Salleh 76 OCB (L9)

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