Keyser in control at #CiputraGolfpreneur

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Keyser in control at #CiputraGolfpreneur


Jakarta, Indonesia, July 31: Mathiam Keyser of South Africa fired 11 birdies to grab the opening round lead with a nine-under-par 63 at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old dropped only two bogeys to lead by one shot over Blake Snyder of the United States at the US$110,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event played at the Damai Indah Golf, BSD Course.

Talented Thai Tirawat Kaewsiribandit was a further shot back in third place following a 65 while India’s Udayan Mane, Filipino veteran Antonio Lascuna, local hope Andrew Wirawan and Wolmer Murillo of Venezuela shared fourth on 66s.

Keyser, who won his first ADT title last year, took advantage of his sharp shooting game as he returned with his best score at the BSD course.

Blake Snyder

“Everything went well. This is a course where you have to keep it on the fairway and you can attack the greens with a lot of wedges. I kept doing that all day. There wasn’t anything exceptional in my round. I was putting for eagle on the par fives so it is always easier to be two putting for birdies,” said the South African.

“I’ve always like this course from the first time I came here (2014) but I was never able to play well. I went back to Dubai recently and I did a lot of work on my wedges and it has paid off,” added Keyser.

By featuring on the ADT schedule, the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament will offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.

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Leading first round scores:

  • 63 - Mathiam KEYSER (RSA)
  • 64 - Blake SNYDER (USA)
  • 65 - Tirawat KAEWSIRIBANDIT (THA)
  • 66 - Udayan MANE (IND) , Antonio LASCUNA (PHI) , Andrew WIRAWAN (INA) , Wolmer MURILLO (VEN)
  • 67 - KOH Deng Shan (SGP) , Nattawat SUVAJANAKORN (THA) , Paul HARRIS (USA) , Itthipat BURANATANYARAT (THA) , Steve LEWTON (ENG)
  • 68 - Michael BIBAT (PHI) , Oscar ZETTERWALL (SWE) , Rifqi ALAM (A) (INA) , Casey O’TOOLE (USA) , John Michael O’TOOLE (USA) , Jonathan WOO (SGP) , Marcus BOTH (AUS) , Johnson POH (SGP)
  • 69 - Samarth DWIVEDI (IND) , Atthaphon SRIBOONKAEW (THA) , Mardan MAMAT (SGP) , Gunn CHAROENKUL (THA) , Seungjae MAENG (USA) , Suradit YONGCHAROENCHAI (THA) , Pijit PETCHKASEM (THA) , Amir NAZRIN (MAS) , Masaru TAKAHASHI (JPN) , James BYRNE (SCO) , Benita KASIADI (INA) , John CATLIN (USA) , James BOWEN (USA) , Donlaphatchai NIYOMCHON (THA) , Janne KASKE (FIN)

About Damai Indah Golf, BSD Course

Recognized as one of the finest courses which Jack Nicklaus ever designed, Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) Course. This award-winning course features the “Spirit of the Hills” with lush tropical landscaping, green rolling hills and many enormous and yet challenging bunkers.

Operated since 1992, The BSD Course was designed to offer an enjoyable mental challenge within a visually appearing setting with every hole positioned within beautifully landscape settings and it’s playable for every type of golfers, whether a high or low handicapper. As Jack Nicklaus’ maiden project in Indonesia, he ensured this remarkable 6,545 meter, par 72 course incorporated many of his personal favorite features from some of the world’s top courses. The BSD Course is undisputable one of the best the world has to offer.

Found alongside the Cisadane River and within the Serpong Valley, the course is located in the outskirt of Jakarta, around 32 km or 45 minutes from the SCBD part of down-town, and can be accessed from Jakarta–Meraktoll road and outer ring road.

Damai Indah Golf, Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) Course is the home of many international tournament, such as Indonesia President Invitational 2007 and 2009, Indonesia PGA Championship 2014.


About the Asian Development Tour

The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.