Saturday, May 30, 2015

Rudianto Takes Surprise Win In IGT @ PG Halim II

JAKARTA, 29 May 2015 - The third leg of the Indonesian Golf Tour, which took place from 27-29 May at Padang Golf Halim II in Jakarta, ended with a big surprise. Rudianto emerged as the champion with a total score of 213 (3 under par). The golfer who the day before was in in a tie for 7th was thrusted into the top position after posting four birdies on the last day without a single bogey. In addition, the success of the golfer from Pekanbaru in Riau province, was inseparable from the failure of Maan Nasim to take advantage of opportunities.

After completing 18 holes, Rudi Anto shared the spot at the top of the leaderboard with Maan with three under (under par). Maan himself still had five holes to play with a great opportunity to become champion of the third leg of the 2015 IGT season. However, he actually stumbled on the last hole when forced to make a three-putt bogey.

"I actually would have been quite satisfied with the second position. Moreover, Bang Maan was more likely to win because he still had some holes to go. However, after Friday prayers, I was actually surprised when told that I had won. Thank God ..., " said the golfer who had played for the Riau team in PON 2008 and 2012. Rudi Anto took home the prize money amounting to Rp 32 million.

Meanwhile, Maan who was actually more favored to carve his first title since 2010 had to settle for a tie for second with a total score of 212 (two under par). Although disappointed, he viewed his failure positively.

"I have not been lucky. On the green of the final hole my ball was too far away from the pin, so I made a three putt. Today my putting was not too good," said Maan, who today posted three birdies and two bogeys.

Amateur golfer Elky Kow scored his best achievement to date in this third leg of IGT 2015. In addition to being the only amateur golfer who made the cut, the 21-year-old golfer finished in a tie for second, sharing the place with veteran golfer Maan. This is the first appearance of the former PON DKI athlete in an IGT event this season.

"Looking at the total score of today, I am actually satisfied. I could make a better score, especially in the final round. My putting was not working well," said Elky, who made three birdies and two bogeys.

Leading final scores of the IGT @ PG Halim II

213 - Rudianto 73-72-68

214 - Elky Kow (A) 71-72-71, Maan Nasim 74-69-71

215 - Dede Idris 73-73-69, Agusnam 71-73-71

216 - Rinaldi Adiyandono 74-70-72

217 - Ramadhan Alwie 74-72-71, Ian Andrew 69-74-74

218 - Benita 74-73-71, Indra Hermawan 68-78-72

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