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Chia savouring being a Golf Olympian

It may not have been the best of the starts for Malaysia in the Olympic Men’s Golf Competition in Rio, but Danny Chia is savouring being an Olympian and is looking forward to the next three rounds.

Danny Chia - photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Danny Chia – photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Chia and compatriot Gavin Green carded opening two-over 73s to lie 10 shots off the pace set by leader Marcus Fraser of Australia. The Malaysian duo are in joint 42nd place with six other golfers including World No 5 Bubba Watson.

Gavin Green - Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Gavin Green – Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

“Not happy with my round today but there are three more rounds to go and it is a very special day for me as I am officially an Olympian! First four golf professional Olympians in Malaysia, I’m very proud of it – never in my dreams did I think I would ever become an Olympian,” Chia posted on his Facebook page.

Chia tees off at 10.25am (9.25pm Malaysian time) while Green starts at 9,47am (8.47pm Malaysian time) in today’s second round.

For Round 2 tee times, click here.

 


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