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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