Malaysian cast for Maybank Championship announced

Gavin Green / Photo by Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

The Maybank Championship has announced the 15 Malaysian golfers who will be taking part in the third edition of the tournament this February 1-4 at Saujana Golf & Country Club.

The Malaysian players are as follows:
● Gavin Green
● Nicholas Fung
● Ben Leong
● Danny Chia
● Shahriffuddin Ariffin
● R. Nachimuthu
● Arie Irawan
● Sukree Othman
● Khor Kheng Hwai
● Kemarol Baharin
● Airil Rizman Zahari
● Amir Nazrin
● M. Wafiyuddin
● M. Sasidaran
● Galven Green (Amateur)

“It is indeed exciting for us to announce the best selection of Malaysian golfers who will be representing our country in the upcoming Maybank Championship 2018. These players have trained vigorously and played extremely well throughout the past year to make it to this year’s list and we are thrilled to see them in action come this February. Our very own Gavin Green, the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit, whom we have recently extended our multi-year sponsorship as Maybank’s ASEAN Ambassador, will be part of the exciting line-up as well. Aside from Green, renowned golfers from Malaysia such as Nicholas Fung, Ben Leong and Danny Chia who qualified through their own merit through the Asian Tour will also be taking part in the action,” said Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, Group President and CEO of Maybank.

The Maybank Championship, which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, will see an international cast of 156 golfers including current World No. 9, Henrik Stenson compete for the total prize purse of USD3 million.

10 spots are awarded to Malaysians, five to ASEAN professionals and another five are given out as Special Invites, while two more spots are reserved for amateurs – one to the top ranked Malaysian amateur, which was awarded to Galven Green and the other to Lin Yuxin, winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

Datuk Farid added, “The Maybank Championship is an excellent platform for Malaysian golfers to test their skills alongside leading players from both the European Tour and Asian Tour. It provides them with the motivation to further hone their skills in order to perfect their game as they continue to pave the way for Malaysia to be known as a home to some of Asia’s most prolific golfers.”

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