News Release


DUO SHARE EARLY LEAD AFTER ROUND ONE OF SIME DARBY LPGA MALAYSIA

American Alison Lee and China’s Xi Yu Lin card 65 to sit atop round one leader board


 


Kuala Lumpur, 08 October 2015

American Alison Lee and China’s Xi Yu Lin emerged co-leaders at today’s opening round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015, carding sixunder-par 65s to lead the 75-woman star-studded field at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

While Lee shot five birdies on her way out, with a further two on the back nine against a lone bogey on the 17th, Lin also equalled her American counterpart’s total of seven birdies with three on the front nine and four on the back with a bogey at the closing hole. Both currently lead the standings by one shot over the quartet consisting Chella Choi, Michelle Wie, defending champ Shanshan Feng and Yani Tseng.

“It's always good to start off with a good number and be on the leader board. There is still a lot of golf left so anything can happen, but definitely happy with my round today. Started strong, always good to start strong, but I have to be able to finish strong if I want to do well,” said the 20-year-old Lee, who’s playing her rookie year on the LPGA Tour.

“I just feel like I was putting really well. I got a brand new set of clubs, so I hit a couple shots a little here and there, but I was making a lot of the good putts. I think I made a really good like 30-, 40-footer on one of the holes for birdie, so definitely my putting was on today,” she added.

A visibly delighted Lin said: “Well, this is my second year playing this tournament, and last year I was sick the first two rounds so I didn't play very well. Last year I finished pretty good, so I know I can play well on this course. I'm happy.”

Meanwhile, Kelly Tan led the local challenge on one-under-par 70 to finish the day in tied 22nd : “Played great all day. Ball striking’s been really good. Just didn't really have those putts going in the first few holes. But on the back nine everything really started to come back together, and I was really pleased because I was staying patient all round. Just happy that the results are coming, starting to show,” said Malaysia’s top-ranked player, who produced three birdies on the 8th, 15th and 17th and two bogeys on the 3rd and 9th.

The four remaining Malaysian Angels did not get off to the greatest of starts today, with Cindy Lee-Pridgen tied at 59th on three-over-par 74, Michelle Koh tied at 71st on six-over-par 77, amateur Nur Durriyah Damian on eight-over-par 79 and Ainil Bakar at nine-over-par 80.

A three-hour weather delay saw the tournament being suspended at 1.27pm with play resuming at 4.32pm.

Off course, the tournament lived up to it’s billing as Malaysia’s most fun golf tournament, with spectators enjoying a host of off-course entertainment, including the KL Food Truck Festival, the new Courtyard marquee, Konica Minolta Chip-4-Charity and a shopping bonanza in the Sponsors Village.

Round 2 of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia resumes at 7:44am on Friday and will see an allstar field of 75 players compete for the US$ 2 million purse.

For ticketing information log on to www.simedarbylpgamalaysia.com. Follow the latest updates on www.facebook.com/SimeDarbyLPGAMalaysia or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SimeDarbyLPGA, #SimeDarbyLPGA, #WomenWithDrive.

* According to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, 5 October 2015

Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015

 

Event Date:

8th October—11th October, 2015

 

Times:

Gates Open from 7.30am daily

 

Venue:

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

 

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

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:

Air Asia Red Tix

 

Ticket Hotline:

http://www.AirAsiaRedTix.com
Tel: + 603 - 2201 4893

 

Tournament Website:

 

Purchase Location:

All Red Tix Outlets
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Golf Country Club

 

Ticket Prices:

 

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.

Visit klgcc.com for more information. Like us on Facebook- Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to gain insights on our latest happenings.

About CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA
Cancer Research Malaysia, formerly known as Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), is the only non-profit cancer research laboratory dedicated to Malaysian cancer research. Cancer Research Malaysia's mission is to conduct impactful research that can lead to new ways to prevent, diagnose and
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 www.cancerresearch.my

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
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: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga,and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.


Media Contacts:

Rie Suzuki
Brandrapport
+852 9031 7589
rsuzuki@brand-rapport.com

Paulene Lynch
Fulford PR
+65 9057 4101
plynch@fulfordpr.com