News Release


ROOKIES LEAD THE CHARGE AT KLGCC


Ha Na Jang, Alison Lee and Minjee Lee in top ten at half way stage of

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia


 


Kuala Lumpur, 09 October 2015

Experience counts for little if round two of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia is anything to go by, as three tour rookies dominated the top of the leader board during the second day of the star-studded tournament.

Ha Na Jang of South Korea currents sits one shot clear of second placed Xi Yu Lin of China, having shot a bogey free six-under-par 65 to leave her at 10-under on aggregate. Jang notched up a pair of birdies on the front nine followed by a further four on the back.

Currently ranked 18 in the world and with 6 top ten finishes to her name so far this year, the 23 year old, who now resides in San Diego, looked composed on course. Said Jang: “I think today was a really good round because no bogeys today just six birdies straight. No pressure today. It's like a little more simple. It really was a good round today”.

Tied in third place alongside current and former world no. 1s, Inbee Park and Yani Tseng, is American rookie Alison Lee. The overnight leader wasn’t able to carry her round one form through into the second day but still managed to go two-under-par to leave her on eight-under heading into the weekend.

At 20 years old, Lee is surely a big name for the future: “I'm definitely a little disappointed with my bogeys obviously, especially with the leader being at 10-under. I wish I could be right there with them. But overall I am really happy with my round today.”

Asked if seeing Brooke Henderson and Minjee Lee close out victories in their rookie years motivated her to do the same, Lee added: “Definitely. I've played with Minjee since I was like 13 and I've played with Brooke a few times before we turned professional. We were all great competitors before we came out here, so it's nice to come here and kind of grow up together. To see them win, I'm very happy for them, but definitely gives me inspiration to play well.”

Minjee Lee was the third rookie to light up the course. At one stage the Australian’s name was at the top of the leader board, but bogeys on the 15th and 18th arrested her progress, leaving her tied in sixth place alongside Koreans Amy Yang and Chella Choi and defending champion Shanshan Feng of China, at seven-under-par.

Commenting on the course set up, Lee said: “I think you can definitely score well around this golf course. It's not playing super long, so there are a lot of holes that you can kind of really attack and then the greens are pretty soft so you can go for the pins.”

Elsewhere, Lydia Ko made up for a slow start on Thursday, shooting a flawless six-under-par 65 to propel her back into contention at the halfway stage. Tied in tenth place, the 18-year-old world no.2 is looking increasingly strong heading into the weekend.

Amongst the five Malaysian players in the field, LPGA Tour pro Kelly Tan wasn’t able to repeat her first round performance, carding three-over-par 74 to leave her at two-over-par and tied in 50th place. Malaysia’s top amateur Nur Durriyah Damian carded a highly respectable even par 71 but will rue the eight shots she gave away in round one. Michelle Koh lies two further back at 10-over-par with Cindy Lee Pridgen at plus 12 and Ainil Johani at the bottom of the table.

Played under clear skies at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC), round two of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 saw visitors enjoy a host of new initiatives on and off the golf course. With a free food voucher included with every ticket purchased, a Lucky Draw worth up to RM 500,000-, plus a host of other freebies including golf umbrellas and Magnum ice creams, the tournament is certainly living up to expectations.

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* 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.


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