Mardan remains hopeful of Olympic ticket

Tue 07 Jun 2016

Mardan remains hopeful of Olympic ticket

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Sentosa, Singapore, June 7: Singapore's Mardan Mamat will be hoping to shine in his remaining Olympic qualifying events on the Asian Tour before the official cut-off date closes on July 11.
The five-time Asian Tour winner is poised to tee up for the Queen's Cup (June 16-19) and Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (June 30-July 3) and hopes a good showing in these two events will eventually seal his passage to Rio de Janeiro, where golf is returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
"I'm trying not to put too much pressure on myself. Qualifying for the Olympics and representing Singapore is very important for me. I hope to do well in the next two events and make the cut," Mardan told the Singapore Straits Times.
The Singaporean veteran has endured an indifferent form this season. He missed the cut in four of the eight events he has competed in with his eighth placed finish at the ISPS Handa Perth International in February as his best showing.
"I'm disappointed with my game this year. It has not reached the level I know I can be at. Four cuts from eight starts is not good," said the 48-year-old.
While disappointed with his form, Mardan is hopeful the extra hours spent practising on his game will ultimately pay off.
"I've spent the last few weeks practising hard an hopefully there will be improvement and I can get some good results. Playing in the Olympics will be a great achievement for me," said Mardan.
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