R. Nachimuthu claimed his first title of the year with a two-shot win in the RM350,000 PGM Maybank Tour Players’ Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club’s.
Going into the final round with a four-shot lead in the 2013 PGM Tour season-ender, Nachimuthu carded a two-over 74 to finish on eight-under 280 at Saujana’s Bunga Raya Course.
Airil Rizman shot a 72 to claim second place on 282, four shots ahead of Sukree Othman (76) and Ben Leong (71). Hans Jamil, leader at the halfway stage, finished fifth a stroke further back, after closing with a 74.
Delighted with his victory, which earned him RM60,000 and a start in the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open , Nachimuthu said he had a shaky final day but still did enough to land the title – thanks to his superb third round of six-under 66.
“I did not strike ball as well as I could and did not putt as efficiently as I did yesterday. But besides that, I was committed to playing well in this event as it is also the biggest on our local PGM Tour calendar. I am very happy that I won and finished the season on a high note,” added Nachimuthu, who secured second place on the PGM Tour Order of Merit
Results (Top 10 and ties)
280 – R. Nachimuthu 68-72-66-74
282 – Airil Rizman 73-67-70-72
286 – Sukree Othman 69-71-70-76, Ben Leong 72-71-72-71
287 – Hans Jamil 68-70-75-74
288 – Md Rashid Ismail 70-77-69-72
289 – Rahizam Ramli 79-68-70-72
291 – S. Sivachandhran 75-73-73-70
292 – Shaifubari Muda 75-75-67-75
293 – Arie Fauzi 78-76-68-71, Muhammad Rusli Johari 68-76-74-75