• Ben LEONG

    MAS

    • Date of birth Jan 20, 1986
    • Turned Pro 2006
    • Residence Sabah
    • Family Single

Biography

Ben picked up the game at a very young age thanks to his father N.C Leong, who has caddied for him regularly. As an amateur, Ben dominated the Malaysian amateur circuit and spent several years in the United States on a government scholarship where he was attached to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Florida. Ben qualified for the prestigious US Amateur Championship in 2005 and 2006.

Career Highlights

  1. Ben enjoyed four top-10 results on the Asian Development Tour in 2016.
  2. He went on to win five consecutive titles on his domestic circuit before regaining his Asian Tour card at the 2017 Qualifying School in January where he came in fourth.Ben fulfilled his potential when he won the Worldwide Selangor Masters in 2008, beating Thai star Thongchai Jaidee in a thrilling head-to-head duel
  3. It culminated a fantastic three-week stretch as he had won two other Malaysian titles in quick succession
  4. In 2009, Ben only managed one top-20 at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters but bounced back superbly in 2010 where he claimed two top-10s at the Brunei Open and Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taipei
  5. Prior to his victory, Ben showed signs of a breakthrough when he finished tied third in the Asian Tour International in Thailand and fifth in the Singha Thailand PGA Championship
  6. Ben lost his card in 2011 after ending the year in 80th place on the Order of Merit
  7. He suffered from a disc prolapse in 2012 and was sidelined in the second half of the season
  8. He also holds the distinction of winning the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School in successive years at the end of 2006 and 2007
  9. He turned professional after representing Malaysia in the Asian Games in Doha in 2006 and enjoyed a good amateur career, highlighted by his triumphs in the Putra Cup.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victory: (1)
  2. 2008 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters, Malaysia.

Other wins

  1. Other wins: 2008 Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia
  2. 2008 Terengganu Masters
  3. 2014 I&P Group Closed Championship, Malaysia.

  4. Asian Development Tour victory: (1)
  5. 2017 PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship, Malaysia
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open T23 70 68 73 71 282 -2 US$ 10,450
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open T35 71 70 72 70 283 -1 US$ 4,812
Maybank Championship MC 69 70 77 - 216 0 US$ 4,477
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth MC 77 79 - - 156 12 -
Hero Indian Open MC 76 74 - - 150 6 -
Panasonic Open Golf Championship T10 67 67 72 69 275 -9 US$ 32,830
The 37th GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship T75 73 74 76 79 302 18 US$ 2,572
Thailand Open T47 71 69 72 69 281 1 US$ 1,535
Sarawak Championship MC 73 71 - - 144 0 -
Bank BRI Indonesia Open MC 71 76 - - 147 3 -

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