Video: Fung wins Hilton Golfer of the Year

Tue 07 Feb 2017

Video: Fung wins Hilton Golfer of the Year

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Sentosa, Singapore, February 7: Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung has been voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Year by fans in an online poll.
Based solely on popular votes cast, Fung emerged as the fans’ favourite after a stellar 2016 season which saw him enjoy four top-10s and finishing in a career-high of 12th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
The Malaysian also showed great composure by battling tooth and nail to deliver two half points for Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM on home soil in January 2016.
Nicholas Fung of Malaysia Nicholas Fung of Malaysia
“I’m deeply honoured to be voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year. 2016 has been a good season for me. While I may not have won a title last year, I remain positive and confident with myself. I’m sure I’ll be a winner one day,” said Fung.
As part of Hilton’s tour partnership with the Asian Tour, the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month was initiated to recognise and reward the outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members, who sparkle both at home and abroad.
Through a dedicated Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month microsite, golf fans get a chance to win a one-night stay at any Hilton property of their choice besides voting for their favourite players.
Only the very best performers from the Asian Tour were honoured every month throughout a spectacular 2016 season and just like how every par, birdie or eagle count on their scorecards, every vote from golf fans also matter.
The rewards for the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month are unbeatable as apart from 250,000 loyalty points, the winner also receives the Hilton HHonors Diamond Elite Status – the highest tier of the hotel’s world renowned loyalty programme.
This premier status will provide a host of fantastic benefits at 4,600 hotels within the Hilton portfolio around the world, including complimentary access to Executive Floors, late checkouts, 48-hour room guarantees and, pending availability, complimentary room upgrades.
2016 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month
January- Nicholas Fung
February- Marcus Fraser
March- S.S.P. Chawrasia
April- Kiradech Aphibarnrat
May- Jeunghun Wang
June- Miguel Tabuena
July- Thongchai Jaidee
August- Paul Peterson
September- Gavin Green
October- Pavit Tangkamolprasert
November- Jeunghun Wang
December- Sam Brazel
CONTACTS:
Audrey Wong
Hilton – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com
Calvin Koh
Asian Tour
Senior Manager, Communications
+65 6715 9442
calvin.koh@asiantour.com
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About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with cash, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.
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