Fung flying high after maiden Asian Development Tour win

Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung hopes to use his maiden victory on the Asian Development Tour at the US$65,000 PGM-UMW Templer Park Masters as a springboard to greater things.

Nicholas Fung Rd 4The bespectacled Fung chalked up one-shot win over American Berry Henson despite a tense finish to pocket a cheque for US$11,010, which moved him to the top of the ADT Order of Merit with US$23,471.

“This feels great because I’ve been trying to win on the ADT for so long,” said the 23-year-old Fung, who finished with a total of 10-under-par 278 at Templer Park Country Club.

“I’m getting better because I can win on the ADT. Now I’m looking forward to win on the Asian Tour. There are many international players here so it isn’t easy to win. I tried really hard,” said Fung, who earned his Asian Tour card at Qualifying School in Thailand earlier this year.

Fung became only the second Malaysian after Danny Chia to triumph on the ADT this season and he is now setting his sights on winning on the Asian Tour, which is celebrating its 10th season this year.

“I want to be an example to other Malaysians. I hope more Malaysians will play on the Asian Tour. If I can do it so can the other players,” added Fung, who earned six Official World Golf Ranking points for the win.

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