Kim stages a remarkable comeback to win the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament


Jakarta, Indonesia, August 24:  Joohyung Kim of Korea overturned a five-shot deficit before going on to pip overnight leader Mardan Mamat in the playoff to claim his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic on Saturday.

The 17-year-old Kim calmly rolled in a four-foot birdie putt to beat Mardan on the first extra hole held on the par-five 18th to pocket the US$19,250 top prize that put himself back in the race for the ADT Order of Merit title.

The Korean had fired a flawless five-under-par 67 to force extra time with Mardan, who battled to a 72, after the duo was tied on 18-under-par 270 total in regulation play at the Damai Indah Golf (BSD Course).

Kim birdied four of his five holes starting from the fourth before picking a crucial birdie on the 18th to match Mardan’s effort.

Mardan, who had held an overnight five-shot lead, could only salvage a 72 after mixing three birdies with as many bogeys, which all came in the opening nine.

Kim was grinning from ear to ear after making up on his earlier disappointment in Indonesia, where he was forced to withdraw from the Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura due to an injury three weeks ago.

“To be able to come back to Indonesia to win following my injury setback was really fulfilling.

“I had to withdraw from the Gunung Geulis event because of the pain I suffered in between my shoulder and back. I went back to Korea to seek treatment and do my rehab, I was really determined and motivated to get back on my feet ahead of the Ciputra event.

“But today, I certainly did not think I could win as Mardan was playing so well all week long. Being five shots behind is a mountain to climb and I just told myself to give my best shot,” said Kim.

Kim’s victory propelled him to second on the Order of Merit with season earnings of US$41,227.85, just about US$2,000 behind leader Naoki Sekito of Japan (US$43,900.20).

“Game on. With this win, I’m now back in the Order of Merit race and relishing a big battle with Naoki for the rest of the season,” he said.

Kim, who won his first ADT title at the PGM ADT Tiara Melaka in June, is now only one win shy from securing a direct promotion to the Asian Tour.

He has been in a sensational form since the start of the season. Apart from the two titles, he also boast five top-10 results under his belt.

Indonesian top amateur golfer Naarajie E. Ramadhan Putra upstaged his more illustrious compatriots to earn a dream Asian Tour appearance at the Panasonic Open Japan in 2020.

Naarajie closed with an impressive final round 66 to tie for ninth place for his best-ever outing on the ADT. It will be his maiden Asian Tour start outside Indonesia.

Co-sanctioned by the ADT and the Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia, the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament 2019 presented by Panasonic will be the 11th leg of the 2019 ADT season and the third event to be played in Indonesia this year.

The leading seven players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2019 season.

Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points are offered for all ADT events. The winner will earn a total of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 24: Singapore’s Quincy Quek claimed his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title in seven years after firing a bogey-free 10-under-par 62 to edge Australia’s Adam Blyth by one shot for the PGM Northport ADT Championship on Saturday.

Quek, who came into the final round trailing Blyth by three shots, closed with a flawless round highlighted by 10 birdies to end the tournament with a winning total of 25-under-par 263 at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

Blyth was left to rue a missed opportunity for his first victory in Asia after registering a second straight 66 to take second place. Fiji’s Sam Lee finished seven shots back in third following a 67 while Shahriffuddin Ariffin (67) ended the tournament as the best local in tied-fourth, alongside American Trevor Simsby (69).

Two-time Asian Tour winner Danny Chia of Malaysia and 2017 ADT Order of Merit winner Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand carded respective rounds of 67 and 71 to sign off for tied-sixth place, 11 shots adrift off the champion.

Quincy, who claimed his breakthrough victory on the ADT in 2012 in the Philippines, said his long-awaited win was quite special.

“I was rolling the putts pretty well this week. But I came into this round knowing Adam will shoot at least a five (under-par), so I will have to shoot eight (under-par) and more to tie him,” said Quincy, who pocketed RM39, 375 courtesy of his second ADT win.

“The goal was to go out and get as many birdies out there. My game was good enough, and once you start rolling in the putts it takes the stress off the rest of my game.”

Quek was relentless as he aimed to make up ground on Blyth at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.

The 32-year-old racked his first birdie on the second hole, before closing the front nine with a 32.

Quek upped the ante after the turn, sinking six birdies, including one on the final hole for the win.

The Singaporean now ranks 14 on the money list with US$11, 434.06.

Hyukchul Shin earned a distinction of firing a hole-in-one on the 150-meter par-three second hole on Saturday. The Korean would sign for an eventual 68 to finish 15 shots back of the winner in tied-10th place.

“I saw the pin on the left side and I thought I would try my luck. I’m really pleased it went in!” said Hyukchul, who received a certificate of acknowledgment for his feat.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 23: Australia’s Adam Blyth continued to lead the way after carding a third round six-under-par 66 to open up a three-shot lead over Singapore’s Quincy Quek at PGM Northport ADT Championship on Friday. 

Blyth came into the penultimate round as the overnight leader, holding a slender one-shot advantage, but put some daylight between him and Quek after firing five birdies and an eagle for a three-day total of 18-under-par 198.

Thailand’s Pannakorn Uthaipas, the 2017 ADT Order of Merit winner, signed for a 70 to share third place with first round leader Sam Lee of Fiji as they trail Blyth by five shots with their 203 total. 

Shahriffuddin Ariffin and Amir Nazrin are the highest placed locals heading into the final round in tied-sixth place together with Singapore’s Gregory Foo at the Asian Development Tour (ADT) event. 

Two-time ADT winner Danny Chia, meanwhile, sits nine shots off the lead in a share of ninth place that also includes compatriots Fakhrul Akmal and Kenneth De Silva.

Buoyed by his good showing at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Blyth remains very optimistic of his chances of claiming his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) title on Saturday.

“I’m feeling good and I am going to give it my best. I had a good round, and came to it in the middle with a couple of birdies and that eagle. I have my wife here with me too, so it’s been great so far.

“We have a good field out here, and it feels good off the tea as the course is in good condition. It will be a lot of fun tomorrow for sure,” said Blyth.

Blyth notched his first birdie on the third hole before he fumbled with a bogey in the next hole. 

But the 37-year-old’s round came to life after that, closing out the front nine with two further birdies before sinking an eagle on the par-five 11th hole.  

A final birdie would arrive on 16 for a sizeable lead on Saturday.  

The PGM Northport ADT Championship offers a total prize purse of RM225,000.

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Jakarta, Indonesia, August 23: Singapore’s Mardan Mamat stands on the brink of winning his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title since 2012 after opening up a commanding five-shot lead at the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic on Friday.

The 51-year-old birdied five of his last six holes for a superb nine-under-par 63 to take command over second place Joohyung Kim of Korea with his three-day total of 18-under-par 198 at the Damai Indah Golf in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta.

England’s Jack Harrison signed for a 63 to take third place while Australia’s Daniel Fox together with Thailand’s Peradol Panyathanasedh and American Micah Lauren Shin shared fourth place on matching 205 total.

Leading by one at the halfway stage, Mardan continued to ride on his fine momentum by marking his first six holes with four birdies, including a hat-trick of gains starting from the fourth hole.

Not even a bogey on the par-three seven could rattle him as he swiftly made up for that dropped shot with another birdie on the eighth hole.

Mardan himself was surprised to have signed for a 63, which is just one shot shy from the course record set by India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar in 2009.

“Having played well in the first two days, I have got good feeling that I could go for another low round abut I certainly didn’t expect to shoot a 63!

“I putted really well again and the best birdie of the day has to be on the 14th where I rolled in from about 20 feet.

“I really couldn’t ask for more to be five shots up heading into the final day. It’s been a while since I find myself in contention, I can’t even even recall when was the last time I topped the leaderboard after three rounds,” said Mardan.

Mardan, however, has refused to get carried away despite holding a comfortable lead.

“There’s a lot of golf left to be played. Five-shot cushion is a good lead, but you can never take things for granted because this course has the potential to yield very low scores.

“I’ll be very happy if I can wrap up the final round tomorrow with anything lower than a 70. It will be great I can win my first post-50 title!,” he quipped.

Although being five shots behind, Kim will be eager to try put up a chase on Mardan.

With the winner of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament set to take home a prize purse of US$19,250, Kim will also definitely do his utmost best to pile the pressure on Japan’s Naoki Sekito in the race to become Order of Merit champion.

The Korean currently sits third in the money list with US$21,977.85, while Sekito leads on US$42,595.72.

Danny Masrin carded a 69 to finish as the best Indonesian in tied-14th on 208 total, putting himself in prime position to secure an Asian Tour start at the Panasonic Open Japan in 2020 by virtue of being the best local finisher.

Masrin had qualified for the event in 2017 and 2018 and he made the opportunities count by finishing creditable tied-19th and tied-fourth respectively.  

Co-sanctioned by the ADT and the Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia, the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament 2019 presented by Panasonic will be the 11th leg of the 2019 ADT season and the third event to be played in Indonesia this year.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 22: Australia’s Adam Blyth praised the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club after surging to a one-shot lead by firing a eight-under-par 64 at the halfway stage of the PGM Northport ADT Championship on Thursday.

Blyth, who is seeking his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) win this week, came into contention after firing nine birdies, including five on the back nine, to compile a two-day total of 12-under-par 132. 

“This is one of the best course I have played in. The course is just fantastic and it made my putting game excellent today. I am looking forward to the same tomorrow,” said Blyth, who shot a 68 on the opening day.

Thailand’s Pannakorn Uthaipas trails Blyth by a shot in second place going into the penultimate round. 

Like Blyth, Pannakorn, the 2017 ADT Order of Merit winner, also marked his scorecard with nine birdies to sign for a 64.

Fiji’s Sam Lee, who took the first round lead, continues to remain in contention after he signed for a 68 to lie two shots off the pace in third position. 

“I started off well and I think that paved the way for the four-under score. The weather was also good, there wasn’t too much wind and I hit it where I had to hit it,” said the two-time Fiji Open champion.

“I’ve just got to keep doing what I’ve been doing and hit it on the greens.”

Lee is playing in his fifth ADT event this year and is aiming to finish inside the top seven on the Order of Merit, which would earn him a berth at the Asian Tour in 2020. 

He is currently ranked 96th on the ADT Order of Merit. 

Singapore’s Quincy Quek ended his day three shots back from Blyth in fourth place on a rain soaked day which saw play halted for almost 90 minutes. 

Quincy, who has two top-10 finishes this year, posted a 67 which included six birdies.

Malaysian Amir Nazrin is also in the fray, tailing Blyth by four shots after he fired 67 which included a monstrous birdie putt on the 16th hole. 

Amir is seeking another good outing on home soil after finishing fifth at the PGM ADT Penang Championship in April. 

The PGM Northport ADT Championship offers a total prize purse of RM225,000.

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Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22: Mardan Mamat of Singpore carded a three-under-par 69 to hold a one-shot lead over American Micah Lauren Shin at the halfway stage of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic on Thursday.

The 51-year-old overnight leader responded superbly to a bogey on the second hole with four birdies to lead on nine-under-par 135 in the US$110,000 event jointly sanctioned by the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia.

A host of players are breathing down the five-time Asian Tour winner’s neck with Shin trailing closely after signing for an impressive eight-under 64 at the Damai Indah Golf in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta.

Current Order of Merit leader Naoki Sekito of Japan kept his hopes of securing a third ADT title alive by shooting a 69 to be tied for third on 137 with five others including Korea’s Joohyung Kim (68), England’s Steve Lewton (68), Thailand’s Peradol Panyathanasedh (66), American Brett Munson (69) and Mitchell Slorach of Singapore (69).

Sekito, the winner of Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura and PGM ADT Penang Championship, needs just one more victory to earn a swift promotion to the Asian Tour.

But the day again belonged to Mardan as he held steady to remain as the man to beat.

Despite an early setback, Mardan recovered well to birdie holes No. 6 and No. 9 before gaining two more shots with a succesive birdies on No. 13 and No. 14 for him to retain a slender advantage.

“I’m quite happy with how things have panned out, especially after struggling in the first three holes.

“I three-putted from 20 feet for the bogey on the second but managed to fight back with four birdies. I’m very pleased with that.

“It’s going to be a very close contest this week. I have to try go for a red number over the next two days, I mean a very low red, if I’m to keep myself at the top,” said Mardan, whose best result at Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament was in 2017 when he finished outright second on the same course.

Mardan has not tasted success since he last captured the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open for his fifth Asian Tour victory, but he’s eager to prove that he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

“It’s certainly a lot tougher to be playing after 50. But I still believe I have what it takes to take on younger guys out there and get back to winning ways.

“As long as I stay fit and maybe with a little bit of luck, I don’t see why I can’t win again,” vowed Mardan.

A switch of putter has paid off for Shin as he fired eight birdies en route to a flawless 64 to make up for his opening 72.

“I have been hitting it pretty solid in the first round but I putted badly. I made 36 putts yesterday, so I decided to change a new putter.

“It turned out to be a good decision and I made many putts today, most of them from close range as I have been striking the ball really well ever since I changed my swing three weeks ago.

“I could have went one lower, but I missed a birdie putt from about four feet. Overall, I’m very happy to storm back into contention,” said Shin, who finished third at the Sarawak Championship last week.

The halfway cut was set at even-par 144 with a total of 56 players qualifying for the final two rounds.

All ADT events are afforded Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) status. The winner of each tournament receives a minimum of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale.

The leading seven players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2020 season.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 21: Fiji’s Sam Lee made good use of the soft greens at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club on Wednesday to turn in a six-under-par 66 and take a one shot lead after the opening round of the PGM Northport ADT Championship. 

Lee’s lead came courtesy of six birdies on a rain soaked day which saw play halted for two hours. 

The 29-year-old said the soft greens enhanced his game. 

“I made the second shot on the third hole and from then on I played solid. The rain made the greens softer and it made putting a little easier,” said Sam. 

The two-time Fiji Open champion is hoping to maintain that lead with the same performance. 

“I feel confident, as long as you keep making putts you always have a chance. Hopefully I can play well enough to finish in the top seven Order of Merit.”

Brandon Lau, a seasoned campaigner on the ADT circuit, sits one shot away from Lee after he overcame a first hole bogey to notch six birdies.

“I’m happy with my round. I didn’t have the greatest of starts with the bogey on the first hole, and thankfully everything came around after that,” said Lau, who turned professional in 2015.     

Three-time Asian Tour runner-up Adam Blyth is among the chasing pack lurking two shots from Lee after he shot a 68. 

2017 ADT Order of Merit winner Pannakorn Uthaipas, meanwhile is tied-ninth after posting three-under-par 69. 

Pannakorn is chasing a second title this season, having already clinched the PGM ADT Johor Championship in March. 

The PGM Northport ADT Championship offers a total prize purse of RM225, 000.

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Jakarta, Indonesia, August 21: Singapore veteran Mardan Mamat rolled back the years to fire a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to seize the opening round lead by one shot at the US$110,000 Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament presented by Panasonic on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old, a five-time Asian Tour winner, highlighted his flawless card with four birdies and an eagle to sit atop at the event, which is celebrating its sixth consecutive edition as one of the richest tournaments on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) this week.

American Tarik Can and Daniel Fox of Australia trail a shot behind in second spot following matching 67s at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course – BSD Course by Damai Indah Golf in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta.

Japan’s Naoki Sekito kicked off his bid for a third ADT title with a solid 68 to be tied for fourth with compatriot Ryuichi Oiwa, Sean Kelly and Brett Munson of the United States, India’s Arjun Prasad and Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach.

Defending champion and reigning Order of Merit champion Miguel Carballo of Argentina posted a 70 to lurk four shots off the pace in tied-13th.

Mardan, who finished a creditable tied-16th at the Sarawak Championship last week, was pleased to carry his fine momentum into this week’s event.

“It was a good round,  I hit the ball good. Didn’t make any bogeys. I managed to hole a lot of putts too. Last week’s results certainly gave me a lot of confidence.

“The putter has been working well for me these two weeks. Hopefully it stays hot. 

“I’ve changed my mindset a little as well. I told myself not to have high expectations. I guess that helps, ” said Mardan.

Starting off from the 10th tee, Mardan enjoyed a decent start with two birdies in his opening five holes to make the turn at 34 before gaining four more shots on is way home courtesy of an eagle on the par-five 4th and a pair of birdies on 1st and 8th.

Mardan said he took advantage of the familiarity with the course he had fond memories with.

“Coming back here to the course that I have played since my amateur days and one that I am very familiar with, I felt good.  The course is in great conditions too. 

“I had about 210 yards to the pin on the par-five 4th hole and  hit it to about eight-feet and made that putt for eagle.”

Elki Kow impressed for the local contingent by carding a 69 for a share of 10th place with former Asian Tour winner Steve Lewton of England and Joohyung Kim of Korea, the PGM ADT Tiara Melaka Championship winner last month and currently sits in third place on the ADT Order of Merit.

The leading seven players on the ADT Order of Merit at the end of the season will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2019 season. 

Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points are offered for all ADT events. The winner will earn a total of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale. 

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Jakarta, Indonesia, August 20: Japan’s Naoki Sekito will be a man on a mission when he competes in the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament 2019 presented by Panasonic, starting on Wednesday.

Sekito has set his sights on sealing the all-important third Asian Development Tour (ADT) victory at the BSD Course by Damai Indah Golf, in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta this week that would earn him an immediate promotion to the Asian Tour.

The 21-year-old had already claimed two titles to date, winning the PGM ADT Penang Championship in April and the Gunung Geulis Golf Invitational during his last trip to Indonesia a fortnight ago.

Sekito had the opportunity to play in last week’s Sarawak Championship through a sponsor’s invitation. Despite missing the cut, the two days of golf was enough to whet his appetite for more action on the region’s premier Tour.

“I was so lucky to get invited for the tournament and I would like to thank Asian Tour for that,”

“Despite missing the cut in Sarawak, I had so much fun, and it was nothing but an eye-opening experience. I can’t wait to take on the big boys again, so I have vowed to return to Asian Tour as soon as I can,” said Sekito, also a three-time runner-up on the ADT this season.

“And the opportunity is just right there for me to make it count. One more win, I’ll get to play the remainder of the season.

“I plan to play six more tournaments, so hopefully it would come soon enough,” added the Japanese.

However, Sekito needs no reminder that winning an ADT event is not going to be a straightforward affair, despite his fantastic record.

“It’s not going to be easy. I know exactly how tough because I had to settle for second on three occasions, one of them through a playoff defeat,” he said.

“I’m quite confident with my game at the moment. As long as I play good, hitting and putting well, I should be able to get into top-10, or top-five.

“That’s what I’m always aiming for, especially do well enough in the first two days to be in contention. I will never pressure myself that I must play to win the tournament,” said Sekito.

Winning his third title or not, Sekito said it is also equally important for him to mind his gap with his closest rivals in the ADT Order of Merit race.

Sekito currently leads the standings with US$42,595, way ahead of second-place Itthipat Buranatanyarat of Thailand (US$28,152.85) and third-place Joohyung Kim of South Korea (US$21,977.85).

“Nothing is certain until the season ends. I will not rest on my laurels just because I have a big lead,” he said.

“Winning the ADT Order of Merit is top of my agenda. Even if I don’t get my third win, I still want to qualify for Asian Tour with better exemption status as an Order of Merit champion.”

Danny Masrin, who finished a respectable tied-21st in Kuching last week, will lead the local charge alongside George Gandranata, who holds the distinction of being the first Indonesian ADT winner when he earned his breakthrough in 2016.

They will be part of the 34-man local contingent vying to become the first Indonesian to win an ADT event on home soil this week.

There is plenty to play for as the best-placed Indonesian at the end of the tournament will earn a spot at the Panasonic Open Japan in 2020.

Masrin had qualified for the event in 2017 and 2018 and he made the opportunities count by finishing creditable tied-19th and tied-fourth respectively.  

Co-sanctioned by the ADT and the Professional Golf Tour of Indonesia, the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament 2019 presented by Panasonic will be the 11th leg of the 2019 ADT season and the third event to be played in Indonesia this year.

Reigning ADT Order of Merit champion and last year’s winner Miguel Carballo of Argentina, Sweden’s Oscar Zetterwall, the 2016 champion, are also set to feature in the event this week.

The leading seven players on the final ADT Order of Merit will earn playing rights on the premier Asian Tour for the 2020 season and the winner of the Ciputra Golfpreneur Tournament will take home a prize purse of US$19,250.

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Bogor, Indonesia, August 2: Japan’s Naoki Sekito completed a convincing 11-shot victory at the inaugural Gunung Guelis Golf Invitational supported by Nomura to claim his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) victory on Friday.

The 21-year-old Sekito, who led from start to finish, entered the final round with a comfortable eight-shot lead and ran away with his second title of the season after closing with a five-under-par 65 and a winning total of 22-under-par 258 at the Gunung Geulis Golf and Country Club.

Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin posted a 68 to take second place while his compatriots Atiruj Winaicharoenchai (64) and Chonlatit Chuenboonngam (65) came in third and fourth place on 270 and 272 respectively at the US$75,000 event.

Sekito cemented his lead atop the ADT Order of Merit with his runaway victory, which saw him take home a winner’s prize purse of US$13,125 and receive six Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points.

“I can’t explain how happy I am right now. I didn’t expect myself to win twice at the start of the season. I know I just need one more win on the ADT to gain playing rights on the Asian Tour for the remainder of the season so that is my next goal now.

“The ADT has been a great training ground for me. I don’t get to play a lot of four-day events back home so it’s good to be able to hone my skills on the ADT. The standard of play here is high-level too so I definitely learned and benefit a lot from playing on the ADT,” said Sekito.

Sekito set a new course record at the east course when he opened his campaign with a 62. He pulled away from the field by carding rounds of 67 and 64 before firing six birdies against a bogey for a closing 65.

“The overnight eight-shot lead did help me stay calm and composed out there today but I told myself to just focus on reaching my target of 20-under-par. I did that and it felt really good,” added Sekito.

After turning professional at the start of 2018, Sekito attempted to secure his Asian Tour card at the Qualifying School but an unsuccessful bid saw him switch his focus to the ADT, where he missed only three cuts in 13 starts and notched a top-five result.

Sekito endured another futile attempt at the 2019 Qualifying School but an invite to the PGM UMW ADT Championship earlier in March turned his career around as he capped a commendable joint runner-up finish in what was his first start on the ADT this season.

He would extend his fine form to the PGM ADT Penang Championship in April where he claimed a one-shot victory for his first ADT title and the Butra Heidelberg Cement Brunei Championships the following week, where he finished solo second.

Sekito continued to taste success on the region’s secondary circuit as he notched another tied-second place finish in Malaysia last month to take over the Order of Merit lead from Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat.

Sekito leads the Order of Merit now with a season’s haul of US$42,595 following his victory in Indonesia, widening the gap between him and second-placed Itthipat to more than US$14,000.

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