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    This Mazda6 2.2 SkyActiv-D is up for grabs as a hole-in-one prize throughout the qualifying rounds. The car is valued at RM216,000. In the picture are P. Jeganathan of Astro, Ms Sharon Foo of Mazda Malaysia and Ms Fiona Liao of Prudential

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Wong is master of Muscat

Former pro comfortably wins first Prudential Astro Masters title

Wong Hung Nung had to count on his experience and all his skill to steer him to a deserving seven-stroke victory in the 20th grand final of the Prudential Astro Masters in Muscat, Oman last week.

At 59 the oldest participant in the field, Wong carded a one-over 73 on the first round played at the Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club. He trailed Johari Ahmad of Brunei by two strokes while Mohd Nasir Othman was third after shooting a 75.

On the second day at the Greg Norman-designed seaside links of Al Mouj, Johari blew up with a 14-over 86 and Nasir faded to an 81. This opened the gates for Wong to win the title he so badly wanted, and his four-over 76 was enough to give him an aggregate of 149 and a seven-shot victory.

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Idris bags a hole-in-one

It helps him earn Prudential Astro Masters grand final berth

SHAH ALAM – Scoring a hole-in-one during a round of golf can be very celebratory. Achieving it in a tournament is even better. But nothing beats scoring an ace and then qualifying for the grand final of the Prudential Astro Masters.

This is what happened last Thursday at the Kota Permai GCC. Idris Ngah sank a hole-in-one at the Par 3 sixth hole, and then rallied to card a 69 net that booked him a ticket to the grand final in Muscat, Oman next month. It was his second hole-in-one.

Idris will be praying no-one scores a hole-in-one at the Par 3 third hole this Thursday at Tropicana GCR, the venue for the final qualifying round. That is the designated hole for the prize of a limited edition Bridgestone set of irons, driver, fairway wood, rescue wood and golf bag worth RM12,000. Idris will keep all the prizes to himself if no one else scores a hole in one on that third hole. Otherwise the prizes are to be shared.

“It’s indeed a great feeling,” said the veteran golfer. “You never think about scoring a hole-in-one, especially when you’re in contention to qualify for the grand final.” This is the only hole-in-one achieved so far in this year’s Prudential Astro Masters.

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