By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah
SINGAPORE, June 22 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian golf team have beaten Singapore to win the Prudential Causeway Trophy at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.
Sidelined through injury at the start of the tournament, Rashid Ismail became the match-winning Malaysian hero in a thrilling denouement to the second edition of the Prudential Causeway Trophy.
Forced to sit out the opening day foursomes due to a jarred back, Rashid had the distinction of securing the halfpoint that gave the visitors a 12 - 11 victory in the Ryder Cup-style team match play event.
In the last of the 12 singles matches out on the course, Choo Tze Huang needed to defeat Rashid to tie the overall score, in which case Singapore would have retained the Trophy by dint of being the defending champions.
But Rashid, who went ahead for the first time at the 12th, completed a fairytale comeback with a stunning birdie at the par-four 16th where he struck a majestic nine-iron approach from 117 metres to within a yard of the cup.....