26  February 2013
Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 – National Qualifier Day 1

Maybank Malaysian Open 2013 – National Qualifier:
Kemarol Baharin, Sasidaran Muthiah And Mohd Hanafiah
Lead Day One In The Race To Maybank Malaysian Open 2013

Kuala Lumpur, 26 February 2013 – With only four coveted spots at the Maybank Malaysian Open up for grabs this year, the 51 Malaysian professional golfers really put their game on at the challenging golf course of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club during day one of the Maybank Malaysian Open – National Qualifier.

Leading the pack on day one of the 2-day event were Kemarol Baharin, Sasidaran Muthiah and Mohd Hanafiah Mohd Jamil with a gross score of 70, 71 and 73 respectively.

37 year old Sasidaran Muthiah is no stranger to Maybank Malaysian Open as he has taken part in the prestigious event several times, either by automatic entry or through the National Qualifier. When asked about his game today, he felt he had a good overall game and said, “My putting was good and I managed to make a full birdie and three bogeys”. His game plan for tomorrow is to stay cool and focused.

Those who qualified will join Danny Chia, a Maybank Golf Ambassador, who automatically qualified based on his impressive Asian Tour Order of Merit. Other professionals that have been given direct entry under Maybank’s nominates are Maybank Golf Ambassador Shaaban Hussin, 2012 Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) - Maybank Tour Players Champion Akhmal Tarmizee and GlobalOne’s nominated golfers Md Rashid Ismail, S. Murthy, S. Sivachandhran, Azman Basharuddin and Kenneth De Silva.

Winning the coveted slot in the Maybank Malaysian Open would also grant the golfers the valuable experience of playing in a tournament with Luke Donald who is making his debut, Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel, Maybank Malaysian Open 2011 Champion Matteo Manassero and 3 time Major Champion Padraig Harrington plus a shot at the lucrative tax-free prize purse of USD2.75 million.

For information on the Maybank Malaysian Open 2013, visit www.maybankmalaysianopen.com or follow us on Twitter @maybankmsiaopen or #maybankmalaysianopen. Tickets for the event are available now. For information on ticketing, please go to www.ticketpro.com.my