Kemarol Leads the Way in Maybank Qualifier

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Kemarol Leads the Way in Maybank Qualifier

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Kuala Lumpur, February 26: Malaysia’s Kemarol Baharin led the way on the first day of the Maybank Malaysian Open – National Qualifier, shooting a two-under-par 70 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
A total of 51 Malaysian players are fighting for four coveted spots at the Maybank Malaysian Open, which will be held next month.
M. Sasidaran shot a 71 while Mohd Hanafiah Mohd Jamil carded a 73 to stay in the chase for a top-four finish.
The 37-year-old Sasidaran is no stranger to the Maybank Malaysian Open as he has taken part in the prestigious event several times, either by automatic entry or through the National Qualifier.
Those who qualified will join Danny Chia, a Maybank Golf Ambassador, who automatically qualified based on his impressive Asian Tour Order of Merit ranking. Other professionals who have been given direct entry under Maybank’s nominates are Maybank Golf Ambassador Shaaban Hussin, 2012 Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) - Maybank Tour Players Champion Akhmal Tarmizee and GlobalOne’s nominated golfers Md Rashid Ismail, S. Murthy, S. Sivachandhran, Azman Basharuddin and Kenneth De Silva.
Winning the coveted slot in the Maybank Malaysian Open would also grant the golfers the valuable experience of playing in a tournament with Luke Donald who is making his debut, former Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel, 2011 champion Matteo Manassero and three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington.