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Fans Have Fun in the Sun at Maybank Championship

23 March 2019

4 min read

- Elvira leads by two shots as the tournament heats up on the Cobra Course

KUALA LUMPUR – 23 March 2019 – Nacho Elvira, David Lipsky, Scott Hend, Jazz Janewattananond and Maximilian Kieffer were the leading lights on the course today as the third round of the Maybank Championship drew to a close.

The excitement did not stop on the green! It was a family-day out with a host of activities at the Maybank Championship Village, which was a hive of activity, in a sea of yellow.

Each year at the tournament, a day is designated as the MaybankHeart Yellow Day. On this day, visitors to the tournament are encouraged to wear something yellow, in support of MaybankHeart, Maybank's digital social fundraising platform to enable organisations to raise funds for projects or causes that will benefit communities in need. The day saw players, caddies, officials and fans show up in the brightest of yellow attire.

Among the other more popular activities were the yoga sessions with certified yoga trainer Atilia Haron, and a meet and greet session by former leading Malaysian golf pro Shabaan Hussin at the MaybankHeart booth, who also signed his recently published book, entitled “Shaaban Hussin – Jatuh Bangun Seorang Juara (The Rise & Fall of a Champion)”.

Also on show were Maybank KataKatha dance performances, and a stunning Maybank Women Eco-Weavers Fashion Show – both held in the spirit of highlighting the ASEAN arts and culture.

A Thomas Detry and Shubhankar Sharma Meet & Greet session also had the fans huddling for better vantage points and selfies with the professionals.

Maybank Championship’s very own ‘lunch and learn’ saw culinary delights presented via a MasterClass by MasterChef Australia winner Diana Chan. The culinary celebrity certainly piqued the gastronomical imaginations of fans in attendance with the creation of their respective Maybank Championship signature dishes.

Fans in attendance can expect more of the same, with an even more intense round of golf, as we look to crown the 2019 winner of the Maybank Championship.

On the green, Elvira will start the final day with a two-shot lead over American Lipsky, the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2014 and a runner-up here two years ago. The Spaniard carded a six-under 66 for a 13-under 203 total. Hend, Janewattananond and Kieffer were tied for third on 10-under 206.

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