Pagunsan Claims Maiden Win at Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational

Sun 28 Oct 2007

Pagunsan Claims Maiden Win at Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational

  • SHARE
 
Jakarta, October 28: Filipino star Juvic Pagunsan enjoyed an emotional maiden triumph at the Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational on Sunday.


The 29-year-old champion broke into tears when he produced his breakthrough win at the Damai Indah Golf ? BSD Course as he walked away with the winner?s cheque of US$55,475. He blasted a final round of seven-under-par 65 for a winning total of 19-under-par 269 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed course.


With the win, Pagunsan leaped up to 33rd position on the Asian Tour?s UBS Order of Merit with total earnings of US$92,027.


Pagunsan, who was the Asian Tour?s Rookie of the Year in 2006, romped home in style with a birdie on the 17th and an eagle at the final 18th hole as he forced Indian rookie Gaganjeet Bhullar to claim second position a stroke behind after a 69. Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood holed a lengthy 25 foot putt for eagle on his final hole to finish with a 70 as he ended his campaign in tied third spot alongside American Anthony Kang who shot a 71.


?I am speechless, it was the perfect finish for me. I?ve enjoyed my time on the Asian Tour and this is what I?ve been waiting for in my career,? said Pagunsan.


?I would like to dedicate this win to my wife (Maria Eleana) and my daughter (LJ) as they?ve supported me all the way. I would like to thank my sponsors and everyone who has been there for me,? added the Filipino young gun.


Pagunsan, who shot a 71 in the third round, was three strokes off the pace heading into the final round but four birdies on the front nine set him on the right path. He chalked up his fifth birdie of the day on the 13th hole before a dropped shot on the 15th hole. He trailed Bhullar by two strokes but with three holes to play, Pagunsan produced a stunning finish striking a birdie on the 17th and an eagle on the 18th hole.


?I wasn?t hitting it too well coming into this tournament but Tony Lascuna and Jerome Delariarte gave me a good tip on my swing which helped. They said I was moving too much on my swing so I remained focused, adjusted well for a top finish.


?I was very confident with my putting this week and I never doubted myself on the 17th hole. After a solid drive on the following 18th hole, I was 205 yards away from the pin and I used a six iron where the ball landed seven feet short. I was thinking only of an eagle and it rolled in nicely so I?m extremely happy,? admitted Pagunsan.


With five birdies against two bogeys, Bhullar was ahead of Pagunsan and completed his round with a one stroke lead before the eagle by the Filipino ended Bhullar?s chances of a maiden win in his rookie season.


?I am happy for Juvic as he played well. I enjoyed myself out there and I know that my time will come. I love this course and I would like to be in contention in future events,? said Bhullar, with 10 amateur wins in the domestic circuit before turning pro in 2006.


?It was quite a nervous wait but I remained cool because in golf anything can happen. This is a really good result for me and I will be looking forward to a strong finish this season,? added the 19-year-old Indian stalwart.


Englishman Westwood, with wins in Japan, Macau and Malaysia, shot his second straight 70 thanks to an eagle on the final hole as he finished in joint third.


?I could find my rhythm on the greens until the very end. But I had a good time here and it?s been a great experience playing on this course. Congratulations to Juvic who enjoyed a great finish,? said Westwood.


Leading final round scores

269 - Juvic Pagunsan (PHI) 66-67-71-65

270 - Gaganjeet Bhullar (IND) 70-64-67-69

272 - Lee Westwood (ENG) 67-65-70-70, Anthony Kang (USA) 67-65-69-71

273 - Scott Barr (AUS) 70-71-66-66, Prom Meesawat (THA) 65-70-68-70, Harmeet Kahlon (IND) 66-68-70-69

274 - Liang Wen-chong (CHN) 70-67-71-66, Mark Brown (NZL) 70-66-71-67

275 - Chapchai Nirat (THA) 72-68-71-64, Mo Joong-kyung (KOR) 67-69-69-70, Neven Basic (AUS) 65-67-72-71

276 - Hur In-hoi (KOR) 65-69-69-73

277 - Adam Blyth (AUS) 70-69-69-69, Hsu Mong-nan (TPE) 68-69-70-70, Digvijay Singh (IND) 67-66-74-70, Lu Wei-chih (TPE) 70-62-72-73




ABOUT PERTAMINA

Pertamina markets its fuel products for fulfilling the demand from industry, bunker, land transportation and domestic consumption. Pertamina lubricant has Lube Oil Blending plant (LOBP) in Jakarta, Surabaya and Cilacap with total capacity of around 573,000 kilo liter per year (2 shift/day). Pertamina lubricant is consumed by industrial engine, automotive engine, marine engine etc. Pertamina has come to be the market leader of Indonesian lubricant. Pertamina Upstream has 64 oil and gas contracts of joint operation arrangements. They consist of 6 partnerships under JOB-EOR contract systems, 12 partnerships under JOB-TAC contract systems, 34 partnerships under TAC contract systems, 1 partnership under Consortium Cooperation System, 3 project loans, and 8 partnerships under IP/PPI contract systems. Meanwhile there are 8 Joint Operating Contracts for geothermal exertion.


ABOUT INDOSAT

Indosat Tbk is a leading telecommunication and information service provider in Indonesia that provides cellular services (Mentari, Matrix and IM3), IDD service (IDD 001, IDD 008 and FlatCall (01016) and fixed telecommunication services (StarOne, I-Phone). Indosat also provides Multimedia, Internet & Data Communication Services (MIDI) through Indosat and its subsidiary company, Indosat Mega Media (IM2) and Lintasarta. In addition, Indosat provides 3G with HSDPA technology up to 3,6 Mbps. Indosat's shares are listed in the Jakarta and Surabaya Stock Exchange (JSX:ISAT) and its American Depository Shares are listed in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IIT)


ABOUT JPMORGAN

JPMorgan is a leader in wholesale financial services, serving one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. Clients turn to JPMorgan for its complete platform of financial services combined with flawless execution. JPMorgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.5 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands.


ABOUT ASTRO

Astro pay tv started its operations in Indonesia on February 28, 2006 by presenting 49 channels consisting of Citta, Arena, Sinema, and Dinasti Packages.The Citta package constitutes the basic subscription package consisting of channels for children, science, news, entertainment, music, film and terrestrial TV. These packages include 6 (six) channels produced by Astro namely Astro Ceria ((special channel for children's programmes), Astro Aruna (special channel for Indonesian television soap opera with women segment), Astro Kirana (special channel for non-Hollywood film lovers), Astro Xpresi (channel for Indonesian youth lifestyle and infotainment, information and entertainment), Astro Awani (special channel for information and lifestyle) and Astro Oasis        (Moslem lifestyle channel ). Three of these five channels, i.e. Astro Ceria, Astro Kirana, and Astro Aruna, have been broadcasted in Malaysia and Brunei since September 1, 2006. These six self-package channels make Astro different from other pay TV operators.


ABOUT BANK COMMONWEALTH

Bank Commonwealth is a subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Founded in 1911, CBA has been serving its customers for over 90 years, providing integrated financial services for retail businesses, commercial/institutional, super-annulations, life insurance, fund management (the market leader in this business), brokerage service and other financial services. As the major stakeholders of Bank Commonwealth, CBA carries with it extensive experience and other proven application as a provider of financial services in Australia, as well as other countries. With over 30.000 employees, CBA services outside Australia can be found in New Zealand, Fiji, United Kingdom, and Asia (including Indonesia) with total customers of over 10.000.000


ABOUT PT FREEPORT INDONESIA (PTFI)

PT Freeport Indonesia?s principal asset is the world-class Grasberg mine discovered in 1988. The Grasberg minerals district contains the world?s largest single copper reserve and world?s largest single gold reserve. PT Freeport Indonesia is also a 25 percent owner of PT Smelting, which operates a copper smelter and refinery in Gresik, Indonesia.


Phelps Dodge is a fully integrated producer of copper and molybdenum, with mines and processing facilities in North America, South America and Europe and processing capabilities for other minerals as by-products, such as gold, silver and rhenium. PD also is developing one of the world?s largest copper/cobalt concessions, the Tenke Fungurume mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PD has a Wire and Cable group, which manufactures engineered products principally for the global energy sector.


Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (?FCX?) is an international mining industry leader based in North America with large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets and significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX conducts its operations primarily through its principal operating subsidiaries, PT Freeport Indonesia, Phelps Dodge and Atlantic Copper.


ABOUT PT ANEKA TAMBANG

Aneka Tambang means 'many mines' in Indonesian and true to form Antam has a diverse range of products extracted from 7 active mines dispersed throughout the Indonesian archipelago. It is the diversity of products that allows Antam to weather the volatility of commodity prices, balancing a downward trend in one metal with an upswing in another.  This variety does not cause human and capital resources to be spread thin as each mine is run as an independent strategic business unit, benefiting from over 30 years mining experience. During 30 years of operation, Aneka Tambang has proven significant achievements from operations to development, to finance, general affairs and human resources.


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 UBS (Naming rights sponsor to the UBS Order of Merit and Official Financial Services Provider), Sofitel (Official Hotel), Srixon (Official Ball), Pin High (Official Apparel Partner) and ESPN Star Sports (Official Regional TV Broadcaster). Sentosa, Singapore?s premier island resort getaway, is the Home of the Asian Tour.



PARTNERS :

Bormindo

Damai Indah Golf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Flag Golf Magazine/Kariza

Hotel Mulia

Medco Energi

Mizone

Nusantara Infrastructure

Pin High

Ramsay Health Care

Samsung

PT Semen Bosowa Maros

Sunpride

Srixon


Ends.