Koh poised for best finish #RWMMasters2016

Sat 12 Nov 2016

Koh poised for best finish #RWMMasters2016

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Manila, November 12: Singapore’s Koh Dengshan stands on the verge of achieving his best result on the Asian Tour this season after signing for a flawless five-under-par 67 at the US$1 million Resorts World Manila Masters on Saturday.
Koh emerged as the highest placed Singaporean with his three-day total of 10-under-par 206 and has set himself the target of finishing inside the top-10 this week.
Koh Deng Shan of Singapore Koh Deng Shan of Singapore
He will head into the final round six shots back of Thai leader Sutijet Kooratanapisan in tied-17th place.
Playing against the region’s best players at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, a top-10 result will serve as a massive morale booster for Koh, who had only made the cut once when he finished tied-65th in Malaysia earlier this year.
“I’m hoping to achieve my first top-10 on the Asian Tour this year. It’ll be a very good result for me, considering the strength of the field this week.
“I had a good break the last three weeks and managed to find time to work on my game, which has helped me this week,” said the 28-year-old.
It was not all smooth sailing for Koh who had to muster a courageous fightback after a double-bogey seven on the fourth hole during the second round left him staring at the early exit door.
Two birdies in his last five holes however saw him ease into the weekend rounds by one shot.
“It was tough in the afternoon yesterday because of the cross winds but making it into the weekend rounds was a huge relief.
“I started early today and got a little advantage as the winds didn’t really pick up. It only started blowing at the 10th hole and the front-nine was pretty calm. So there were lots of scoring opportunities for me,” said Koh.
Mardan Mamat, Singapore’s other representative at the richest golf tournament in the Philippines, slumped to tied-56th place after struggling to a 74.
Resorts World Manila Masters partners include Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, Marriott (Official Hotel Partner) and supported by Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Empire Automation, LJ Industries, Levelwear, RGB LTD, PLDT Alpha, Dalmore, Srixon and Bloomberg.
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About Resorts World Manila
RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.
Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality and is home to four international lodging brands, (MAXIMS Hotel, MARRIOTT Hotel Manila, BELMONT Hotel, and REMINGTON Hotel), a three-story convention center housing the country’s largest hotel ballroom (Marriott Grand Ballroom), and two more hotels (SHERATON Hotel Manila and HILTON Hotel Manila) currently under construction.
Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands, state-of-the-art movie theaters the Newport Cinemas, an award-winning, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), and a cozy, 24/7 entertainment hub at Bar 360. Dine in one of almost 50 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, prepared by top Filipino and foreign chefs and paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors.
Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.
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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. Also, visit us at:
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