Rejuvenated Fraser ready to contend #IMGOLF16

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Rejuvenated Fraser ready to contend #IMGOLF16

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Jakarta, October 4: A recharged Marcus Fraser of Australia hopes to contend at the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich which starts on Thursday, after taking a two-week break from golf.
The Australian will make his debut at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club with every intention to win the US$750,000 Asian Tour event and overtake countryman Scott Hend as the leading player on the Order of Merit.
Fraser admits he has not played his best golf since winning in Malaysia in February and finishing second in Japan in April but hopes to bounce back after spending time with his family at home.Marcus Fraser
“The travelling caught up with me to be honest. Apart from the two weeks, I haven’t been playing well at all. I’m coming here from a two-week break where I only played nine holes. Hopefully I can charge the batteries a little bit,” said Fraser, a two-time Asian Tour winner.
“It has been frustrating but there’s still plenty of time to turn things around starting with this week. Scott Hend is playing really well at the moment but if I play well here, I will get back in the (Order of Merit) race so hopefully I can find some form,” he added.
Fraser will joined by a star-studded cast of players at the BNI Indonesian Masters including 2014 winner Anirban Lahiri of India, Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand and Indonesia’s rising star Danny Masrin.
Ranked 44th on the Official World Golf Ranking, Thongchai, the only player to win three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, hopes to build on his top-10 result in Korea last week.
He hopes better his second place finish in 2011 at the BNI Indonesian Masters, an event where he has also enjoyed two other top-five finishes in 2013 and 2014.
“I’ve enjoyed some good results in this event which I really like coming to. It is a good event and I like playing on this golf course. I enjoyed a good finish last week so hopefully I can continue playing like how I’ve been doing,” said Thongchai.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand
“The year has been good so far but it can be better. I’m happy with how I’m playing at the moment but this week will be a test of patience for all of us. It is okay for me. I’ve played here many times so I’m okay with weather,” said the Thai.
After enjoying a relatively successful season on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) where he has two top-10 results, Masrin hopes to put his experience and course knowledge to good use.
“I feel very comfortable playing at Royale Jakarta. I’ve played here many times so I know the course quite well. I’ll focus on my own game, keep the ball on the fairway and stay patient. It is exciting to be playing in this event as a professional,” said Masrin, who joined the play-for-pay ranks in June last year.
For more information on the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich visit http://www.indonesianmasters.co.id/
About Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Established on 5 July 1946, BNI was Indonesia’s first national bank after Indonesia’s independence. With over 1,800 branches in Indonesia, along with overseas branches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and New York and Seoul, BNI currently serves over 18 million customers. BNI constantly strives towards being a financial institution with excellence in service and performance, while believing in a strong corporate culture. With over 27,000 employees, BNI believes that its employees are the most valuable asset of the company, and actively aims to create the best conditions and work experience for its employees. For more information, visit www.bni.co.id
Danny Masrin of Indonesia Danny Masrin of Indonesia
About Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with more than 55,000 employees worldwide serving customers in more than 170 countries. Founded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich has more than 140 years of experience serving businesses globally. As part of Zurich Insurance Group in Indonesia, Zurich represented by two joint venture companies which are Zurich Topas Life and Zurich Insurance Indonesia.
Zurich Topas Life is a life insurance company that is registered and is under the supervision of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority. Established in 2010, Zurich Topas Life provides a wide range of life insurance product to serve customers in various segment. With more than 17.000 customers and supported by more than 6000 agents in sales offices spread across major cities throughout Indonesia.
Zurich Insurance Indonesia is a general insurance company, registered and under the supervision of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority. Established in 1991, Zurich Insurance Indonesia serves individual customers, SMEs and corporations. More than 1200 travel agents, 80 brokers,  800 agents distribute Zurich Insurance’s products besides the online travel webshop available in Zurich Indonesia’s corporate website.
For more information about Zurich Indonesia, please visit www.zurich.co.id
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.
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