Golf: Quek's title after a Classic 65

Golf: Quek's title after a Classic 65
Winner Quincy Quek (far right) praised the people behind the event — (from left) AutoInc’s Benjamin Tan, Laguna’s Patrick Bowers and SPGA president M. Murugiah.

On a day when the two overnight leaders floundered, Quincy Quek flourished with a six-under 65 to snatch the Laguna National AutoInc/SPGA Invitational title at Laguna's World Classic course yesterday.

Leading by two overnight, Zaw Moe slumped on the par-four second hole with a triple-bogey, while Unho Park saw his challenge end when he quadruple-bogeyed the par-five ninth, the duo ending with 75s.

The combative Scott Barr, fourth overnight and a shot behind Quek, kept pushing the latter as they took the turn on two-under 33s.

But a storming finish by Quek, who like Barr eagled the 481-metre 12th, and then birdied the 13th, 15th and 16th, saw him winning the crown by two shots with a sensational eight-under 205 total on a tough course that saw yesterday's pin placements made tougher.

"It was a pleasent outing, especially after having missed the cut at two pro events in the past month," said Quek, who heads off to Shanghai for the China Series next week.

As expected, Dino Kwek swept the senior title by a massive 17 strokes from Khalid Yusoff after shooting a 74 for a 214 total.

 

FINAL SCORES

Professionals:

205: Quincy Quek 71-69-65.

207: Scott Barr 72-69-66. 213: Unho Park 71-67-75, Zaw Moe 73-65-75. 215: Lam Chih Bing 69-75-71. 222: Poh Eng Wah 77-73-72,

Ben Leong 74-72-76. 228: Koh Dengshan 81-74-73, Mitchell Slorach 81-68-79. 229: M. Murugiah 75-75-79. 230: Goh Kun Yang 79-74-77.

Seniors:

214: Dino Kwek 71-69-74. 231: Khalid Yusoff 73-82-76. 235: Bill Fung 82-79-74.

Amateurs:

249: Tim Pinneger 82-81-86. 252: Donovan Lee 92-81-79. 255: Jeryl Tan 93-86-76.


This article was first published on May 30, 2014.
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