Tony beats Seruji to title


Tony Hj Karim was yesterday crowned champion of the DYTM Paduka Seri Pengiran Muda Mahkota Charity Golf Tournament his score of one-under 71 carded on Saturday was the best overall gross at the three-day tournament.

Contested at the par-72 golf course of the Royal Brunei Golf and Country Club in Jerudong, the top three remained the same from Saturday with Seruji Hj Setia finishing in second after carding a 75 on count back (OCB) and Imay Hendra in third also with a 75 OCB.

On hand to present the trophies to the winners was His Royal Highness Prince Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office.

"I'm glad to be a winner especially on my home course," said a delighted Tony, in an interview with The Brunei Times, yesterday.

"The 'preferred lies' rule gave me the advantage and it helped me a great deal. This is my best achievement so far since I consider it to be one of the biggest tournaments of the year," he added.

Hj Shahrin Yussof a 24-handicap bagged the Overall Nett title after scoring a 60.

Dato Sa Bali Abas, the permanent secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, won the VIP Gross category while Pg Indera Setia Pg Anak Hj Idris claimed the VIP Nett category.

Chriss Tay topped the Senior Gross category while Hj Ismail Jafar won the Senior Nett Category.

The overall gross winner for the ladies was Serinah Hj Masri, who carded a 99.

This year's competition collected a total of $31,000 which was donated to the Dana Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah Orphan's Fund and on hand to receive the mock cheque from HRH was Samsuddin Hj Puasa , a representative of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. A total of $208,000 has now been raised throughout the nine editions of the competition.

The Brunei Times

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