By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah
SINGAPORE, June 21 (Bernama) -- Iain Steel snared a decisive monster eagle putt on the final green as Malaysia raised the temperature on day two of the Prudential Causeway Trophy.
On a stiflingly hot day at Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Steel's 50-footer at the par-five 18th ensured the visitors will take a slender 6 - 5 advantage over Singapore into Sunday's 12 singles matches.
With his partner Danny Chia looking on nervously, Steel improbably holed out to secure a one-up triumph over Singapore number one Mardan Mamat and Koh Dengshan.
If Steel's effort had failed to drop, Koh would have had a short eagle putt to win the hole, square their match and tie the overall score at 6-6.
Steel said: "You don't expect to make putts like that. I guess it was mainly down to luck. All I wanted to do was to make Dengshan have to hole out his putt."
SECOND DAY RESULTS
Lam Chih Bing/Lam Zhi Qun (SIN) bt Rashid Ismail/Hans Jamil (MAS)
M. Murugiah/Goh Kun Yang (SIN) lost to Nicholas Fung/Khor Kheng Hwai (MAS)
Koh Dengshan/Mardan Mamat (SIN) lost to Danny Chia/Iain Steel (MAS)
Quincy Quek/Marc Kawasoe (SIN) bt Sukree Othman/Shaaban Hussin (MAS)
Choo Tze Huang/Chang Ren Chiat (SIN) bt Iylia Jamal/Kenneth de Silva (MAS)
Poh Eng Wah/Justin Han (SIN) lost to S. Sivachandhran/Kemarol Baharin (MAS)
Overall Score: Singapore 5 Malaysia 6
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