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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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Double joy for ‘hot’ Teh

Birdie blitz gains him a 65-inch TV and Muscat grand final

IPOH – It was double joy for Teh Chew Choong at Meru Valley GCC last Saturday. Not only did he win a Panasonic 65-inch Smart LED TV, Teh won a passage to appear in his first Prudential Astro Masters grand final, in Muscat Oman.

Teh, a former club champion, was in scintillating form when he carded five birdies on the front nine for a five-under 31. He took his foot off the pedal on the return journey and cruised home with a six-over 42 enabling him to achieve a one-over 73 and the gross title.

Earlier at the second hole, Teh judged a perfect seven-iron tee shot over water which saw his ball end up at a “gimmie” distance of one foot five inches from the cup. This tremendous effort not only put him in a confident state of mind for the rest of his round, it also won him a Panasonic 65-inch Smart LD TV worth RM7,499.

“Of course my knowledge of the course helped me a lot,” said the likeable one-handicapper. “Qualifying for the Prudential Astro Masters was my objective but bagging that Panasonic TV was indeed a pleasant surprise.”

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