5 things we learned at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open

Mon 14 May 2018

5 things we learned at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open

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May 14: Kokocinski, a regular on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and current leader of the ADT Order of Merit secured an inspiring victory for his first Asian Tour title in Bangladesh last week. Take a look at 5 top things we learned.

1.           Malcolm Kokocinski is born in Sweden but both his parents are from Poland.

2.           The Swede dedicated his maiden victory to his good friend, Colin, who just welcomed a baby back home.

3.           Malcolm first came to Asia in 2013 and plied his trade on the ADT after missing the grade at the Qualifying School. He came through Qualifying School for the first time in 2016 but failed to retain his card for the following season. He has been based in Thailand since.

4.           He started playing golf at the age of 10 and only turned professional in 2012. He has had a stellar season prior to his win last week where he enjoyed five top-10s in his last six starts on the ADT.

5.           The AB Bank Bangladesh Open welcomed a new title sponsor in AB Bank , which is the leading bank in Bangladesh, for its fourth consecutive edition on the Asian Tour this season. The highly-acclaimed Kurmitola Golf Club, which hosted two other events on the ADT this season, continues to provide top-class hospitality as the home of the Bangladesh’s National Open. A record total of 47 local players took part in their National Open this year. Asian Tour winner, Siddikur Rahman, marked the best result produced by a Bangladeshi last year when he took second place on a 13-under-par 271 total.