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The 23rd Baiduri Masters - Day Four Updates
4th May 2018

Bandar Seri Begawan, 4 May 2018 – Following are the updates from the first day of the second weekend of the 23rd Baiduri Masters tournament where 100 golfers took part for a chance to don the Green Jacket and Challenge Trophy.

By the end of the only session today, 5 players from last weekend’s leaderboard were knocked out from the top 16 with the emergence of Hj Shahminan Hj Damit, Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor, Menuddin Daud, Lai Suan Long and Aritz Majid.

Maintaining their position at the top are Johari Ahmad, who’s gross score of 68 remains unchallenged, and Wadiwera Hj Md Wahid with a gross of 69. Knocking Suhaimi Ibrahim from the top three are newcomers, Hj Shahminan Hj Damit and Ahmad Yani who played a great opening round of golf with a gross of 71 and 72 respectively.

Suhaimi Ibrahim dropped two places to fifth place with his previous score of 72. Tied with a gross of 73 are Hj Hanafi Pehin Hj Ahmad, Pg Yura Wira who improved his score by 12 strokes from last Friday’s session, P.A. Basheer, Ali Hj Rashid, Asmawi bin Ismail and Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki.

Newcomers, Menuddin Daud and Lai Suan Long, entered the top 16 with a gross of 74. They are tied with Zaini Hj Abd Rahman and Mohd Zainul Amir Abdullah.

Rounding off the top 16 is the last newcomer, Aritz Majid, with a gross of 75.

The scores at the end of the session today are:

Gross Leader Board: Top 16 Players –4 May 2018
1 Johari Ahmad 68    
2 Wadiwadera Hj Md Wahid 69    
3 Hj Shahminan Hj Damit 71    
4 Ahmad Yani Hj Md Noor 72 OCB (L6)  
5 Suhaimi Ibrahim 72   ↓ 2
6 Hj Hanafi Pehin Hj Ahmad 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 2
7 Pg Yura Wira 73 OCB (L6)  
8 P.A. Basheer 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 3
9 Ali Hj Rashid 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 3
10 Asmawi bin Ismail 73 OCB (L9) ↓ 3
11 Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki 73   ↓ 3
12 Menuddin Daud 74 OCB (L6)  
13 Zaini Hj Abd Rahman 74 OCB (L9) ↓ 4
14 Mohd Zainul Amir Abdullah 74 OCB (L9) ↓ 4
15 Lai Suan Long 74    
16 Aritz Majid 75 OCB  (L6)  

The Baiduri Masters 2018 will continue tomorrow, 5 May 2018 with a full flight for both sessions of 200. With a full flight for tomorrow, there are still slots available for the final day of play for golfers who are targeting division wins or hole-in-prizes.

The Baiduri Masters 2018 takes will end this Sunday, 6 May 2018. To make the cut, the top 16 gross players overall by the end of tomorrow’s session 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 individuals who require special care.

Those who haven’t registered for the tournament can still do so at the RBA Golf Club, First Floor, VIP Room though only slots for the final day are available. 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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