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CIMB Classic: Leong turns bad start into commendable finish

Last update: 11/10/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) – Local golfer Ben Leong recovered from a slow start with a bogey and double bogey in the first three holes to finish in a commendable tied 20 among 78 players in the CIMB Classic 2018 opening round.

The 32-year-old Sabahan scored four-under-par 68 to share position with former world number one, Ernie Els of South Africa, Marc Leishman of Australia and Americans Stewart Cink, Kevin Na and Ryan Palmer at the TPC’s West Course today.

The world number 360 Leong, started from the 10th tee with a bogey in the 10th hole and a double bogey in the 12th hole, but managed to recover by carding four birdies in his back nine.

The 2008 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters (Asian Tour) winner had a chance to finish in better position when he carded another four birdies in the front nine, but a bogey in the seventh hole forced him to be tied for the 20th position.

“Very satisfying to recover…You know there is a saying, ‘it is not how you started it, but how you finished it.’ I am proud of myself the way I am in there,” he told reporters here, today.....


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