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The 23rd Baiduri Masters - Day Three Updates
29th April 2018

Bandar Seri Begawan, 29 April 2018 – Following are the updates from the third day of the tournament at the RBA Golf Club where 132 golfers took part in the Baiduri Masters for a chance to don the Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.

By the end of the first weekend of play, five players from yesterday's leaderboard were knocked out from the top 16 with the emergence of Ali Hj Rashid, Mohd Zainul Amir Abdullah, Hj Mohd Sharifuddin Hj Md Salleh, Md Haswandi Hj Paun and Dato Paduka Hj Harith Hj Abd Karim.

Sitting at the top of the leaderboard is Johari Ahmad who played a fantastic game of golf ending the day with a gross of 68. He moved up a staggering 14 places in the leaderboard. Yesterday's leader, Wadiwadera Hj Md Wahid maintains his gross of 69, putting him comfortably in second place with a 3-stroke gap between the next contender. In third place is Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim, who moved up 3 places with an improved game grossing 72.

Tied with a gross of 73 are Hj Hanafi Pehin Hj Ahmad, P.A. Basheer, newcomer Ali Hj Rashid, Asmawi bin Ismail and Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki who moved up 4 spots to put him in seventh place.

Zaini bin Hj Abd Rahman and newcomer Mohd Zainul Amir Abdullah, in eighth and ninth place respectively with a gross of 74. Tied with a gross of 75 are Hj Mohd Sharifuddin (new), Seruji Hj Setia, Md Haswandi Hj Paun (new), Han Lian Siew and Dato Paduka Hj Harith (new).

Rounding off the top 16 is Zulehram Yakub with a gross of 76.

Gross Leader Board: Top 16 Players - 29 April 2018
RANK PLAYER NAME GROSS BY CHANGE
1 Johari Ahmad 68   ↑ 14
2 Wadiwadera Hj Md Wahid 69   ↓ 1
3 Suhaimi Ibrahim 72   ↑ 3
4 Hj Hanafi Pehin Hj Ahmad 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 2
5 P.A. Basheer 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 2
6 Ali Hj Rashid 73 OCB (L9)  
7 Asmawi bin Ismail 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 3
8 Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki 73   ↑ 4
9 Zaini bin Hj Abd Rahman 74 OCB (L9) ↓ 4
10 Mohd Zainul Amir Abdullah 74    
11 Hj Mohd Sharifuddin Hj Md Salleh 75 OCB (L9)  
12 Seruji Setia 75 OCB (L9) ↓ 4
13 Md Haswandi Hj Paun 75 OCB (L9)  
14 Han Lian Siew 75 OCB (L9) ↓ 5
15 Dato Paduka Hj Harith Hj Abd Karim 75    
16 Zulehram Yakub 76 OCB  (L9) ↓ 6

The Baiduri Masters 2018 will continue this Friday, 4 May 2018.

The Baiduri Masters 2018 takes place over two weekends starting 27 April 2018 until 29 April 2018 and 4 to 6 May 2018. To make the cut, the top 16 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 comprising two luxury cars and three cash prizes of B$20,000 each.

Other than the BMW 740Li at hole 14, other hole-in-one prizes on offer this year are the Mini Cooper S Countryman for Hole 5 and B$20,000 cash each for Holes 2, 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.

There are still slots available for the next weekend of play. Those who 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 BND10 discount on the registration fee on their subsequent rounds.

The Baiduri Masters will be 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 8773612.

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