5 things about #MaybankChampionship

040218_MMC_Shubhankar Sharma (IND) 14Sentosa, Singapore, February 5: Here’s five interesting takeaways from what had been an exciting week at the Maybank Championship where India’s Shubhankar Sharma was crowned champion on Sunday.

1 Shubhankar Sharma took home his career biggest prize purse yet of US$500,000 to move atop the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings. Players who have won Maybank-sponsored events and gone on to lift the Merit crowns are Noh Seung-yul of Korea, Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand and India’s Anirban Lahiri.

2 With this victory, Sharma propelled to a career-high 72nd place on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) and became the highest-ranked Indian player in the world.

Berry Henson of USA

Berry Henson of USA

3India’s Khalin Joshi enjoyed a memorable debut at the Maybank Championship where he finished tied-fifth last week. He took home US$92,880 to move to tied-fifth on the Habitat for Humanity Standings where he virtually sealed his Asian Tour card for the 2019 season.

4Michael Tran had represented Vietnam through the ASEAN players category for the third consecutive year at the Maybank Championship. He is one of the players who had benefited largely from Maybank’s vision to support ASEAN golfers in the prestigious tournament. The new-dad finished tied-50th and took home US$12,300.5American Berry Henson continued his impressive comeback from his wrist injury by capping a third straight top-10 result this season to sit in third place on the Asian Tour’s Habitat for Humanity Standings.

Messages of congratulations had flooded in from across the globe for Sharma following his victory at the Maybank Championship. Here’s some from Twitter which we have gathered!