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Aditi Ashok tops leader board to be first Indian to play in tournament


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Kuala Lumpur, 23 September 2015

Nur Durriyah and Cindy Lee-Pridgen continued the

solid form they showed in the first round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Local Qualifying Tournament to secure starting places in next month’s showpiece event. The pair both shot 3-over par rounds of 74 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club today to leave them with aggregate scores of 144 and 145 respectively.

The pair topped the 13-player Malaysian contingent competing for two berths in the tournament. The tournament was won in impressive style by Indian Aditi Ashok, whose par on the 18th was enough to edge victory over overnight leader and 2014 qualifier Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul who bogeyed the final hole. The result saw Ashok finish at 1-under par 141on aggregate, and claim the accolade of being the first Indian player to compete in the prestigious Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, in what will be her first LPGA event.

he 17 year old Ashok said, “I played really good the last two days. I put in a few more putts and I’m really happy with the way I played so very happy to win to the qualifier. Yesterday I missed a lot of birdies and I knew that if I created the same number of opportunities today then I would make a few more and keep myself in play and that would give me a shot at winning and it did!”


Speaking about her debut at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, the twenty year old Durriyah from

Kuala Lumpur added, “I didn’t do as well as I expected today but had a good two rounds and

I’m so excited to play the LPGA this year.”

The result sees mother of two, Lee-Pridgen return to the tournament she last played in 2013

but feeling better prepared: “This year I actually practiced for it and the practice obviously came

in handy so I’m happy to be back again. I played pretty well yesterday but my putting was a bit

off. Today was still a little bit off but I managed to get it together. I’m working on my stamina,

I’ve been working out since January which has helped for this event, but from here will focus on

chipping and putting.”

Durriyah and Lee-Pridgen will join compatriots Kelly Tan, Michelle Koh and Ainil Bakar who

were all awarded sponsor invitations to the tournament in August on the strength of their official

ranking positions, making the Malaysian Angels a formidable five-some for this year’s event.

The tournament saw a total of 24 players competing for the three places available in a field

comprising players from Malaysia, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. It

wasn’t to be for tournament regulars, Jean Chua and Aretha Pang Herng who finished in 7th

and 8th with total aggregate scores of 148 and 149 respectively.

Commenting on the achievement of today’s qualifiers, Steven Thielke, General Manager of

KLGCC, added, “Congratulations to Aditi, Nur and Cindy on their impressive achievement at

this year’s qualifying tournament. We’re delighted to welcome both Aditi and Nur to the

tournament for the first time. Each of these players is deserving of their place in the Sime Darby

LPGA Malaysia following two days of intense competition here at KLGCC. We wish them every

success on the East Course in just over two weeks time for what promises to be a wonderful

four days of golf.”

Billed ‘the nation’s most fun golf event’, the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 sees a host of

new initiatives planned both on and off the golf course, promising four days of fun-filled

entertainment complete with live DJs, food stalls, Kids Zone, Chip-4-Charity, and it’s very own

KL Food Truck Festival.

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Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015


Event Date:

8th October—11th October, 2015



Gates Open from 7.30am daily



Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Event Schedule:





8th October
9th October
10th October
11th October

1st round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
2nd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
3rd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
4th round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Official Ticket Agent:

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Ticket Hotline:
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The Great Big Pink Ticket: Terms & Conditions

  • The following terms and conditions apply to The Great Big Pink Ticket promotion (‘the Promotion’) at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 (‘the Tournament’).
  • Prize to consist of: 2 places at the Tournament official player cocktail reception at 7pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015; 2 places as a Tournament Honorary Observer enabling observers to follow one flight of golf from ‘inside the ropes’ during the tournament (flight to be mutually agreed between winner and Promoter); photo of the winners and the golfers pre-flight; one cap signed by an elite player; 6 Weekend Passes to the Tournament; Food vouchers for use at the Tournament equivalent to a total value of RM 100- .
  • The purchaser of all tickets purchased before 12am on 30 September 2015 will be invited by email to answer a knowledge based question regarding the Tournament. One correct answer will be picked at random from the correct respondents and shall be deemed the winner.
  • The Promoter or its agent will endeavor to contact the winner by email or telephone to inform him or her that they have won. If the Tournament Promoter or its agent does not receive a response within
    24 hours of trying to contact the winner, another winner will be drawn from the correct answers. This process will continue until a winner is confirmed.
  • The Promotion is not open to employees of the Sime Darby Organization, IMG or any other agent or third party directly associated with the tournament.
  • Tickets will be sent to winners upon confirmation.
  • Closing date is at 9pm, 30 September 2015.
  • Promoted by IMG Media [insert legal entity]. The Penthouse, Centerpoint South, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or any part of the prize at its absolute discretion.
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferable.
  • In the event of dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final.


About Sime Darby
Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM57.87bn (USD18.18bn) as of 7 July 2014.

About Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Berhad (“KLGCC”)
Originally opened in 1991, KLGCC, Malaysia’s premier golf and country club, is Sime Darby Property’s leading leisure facility. Both the West and East Courses were completely redesigned by renowned international golf course architect Parslow & Winter Golf Design and then re-opened in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby and incorporates state-of-the art technologies and impressive attention to detail. Since then, KLGCC has redefined superior service and excellence; its facilities and hospitality are one of the prides of the golfing industry.

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treat cancer; with the hope that such research will lead to saving lives. Cancer Research Malaysia was first established as CARIF by YM Tan Sri Dato Seri Tunku Ahmad Yahaya and YABhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr Aishah Ong in 2000 and officially launched by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, concentrating first on oral cancer then expanding later to research programmes in breast, nasopharyngeal and ovarian cancers, and to natural products with anti-cancer properties. For more information, kindly visit

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The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via:,,,and

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