Fung hopes to honour late grandma

SINGAPORE - Malaysia's Nicholas Fung is determined to play above himself and honour his late grandmother when he takes on the best golfers in Asia and Europe at The Championship at Laguna National which starts tomorrow at the Masters course.

The Malaysian played with a heavy heart in Indonesia last week following the death of his grandmother. He led after the first round but, with the emotional burden taking its toll on him, he eventually finished in 21st place, reported

The Championship is a US$1.5 million ($1.87m) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour and it marks the start of a new week for Fung.

"I was very close to my grandmother and her death was a huge blow to me. I went back to Sabah to attend her funeral and I'm feeling more composed now," said Fung.

This article was published on April 30 in The New Paper.

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