|Journey of maybank Malaysia Open golf 2014 preparation|
Three Maybank customers from Philippines bag top prize to travel to Maybank Malaysian Open 2014
Manila, March 31, 2014: The buildup to one of Asia’s most anticipated national opens, the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 continued with the third leg of the Maybank Corporate Challenge which took place at The Orchard Golf Club in the Philippines on March 21.
Francis L. Jimenez (handicap six), Rafael Ante (handicap seven) and Edmund Yee (handicap eight) topped the leaderboard after posting a score of 37.
The participants played alongside three local Philippines professionals Aran Olea, Artemio Murakami and Jerome Delariarte in an event hosted by Maybank Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor and Maybank Group President and CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias.
This was the third of four legs of the Maybank Corporate Challenge with the opening two legs held in Singapore and Indonesia and the final one in Kuala Lumpur next month.
In each leg, the top three golfers will earn the dream trip of playing in the Championship course in the Maybank Corporate Golf Day on 21 April 2014 in conjunction with the Maybank Malaysian Open. In addition, they will receive special invitations to experience the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 ‘live’ at the exclusive Maybank Hospitality Marquee throughout the tournament held from - at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).
Speaking at the event, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin said the Corporate Challenge was part of the bank’s effort to create awareness of the Maybank Golf Open in the regional markets.
“It is also part of our efforts to reward our customers and to give them the invaluable experience of spending time with top golfers based in their country, as well as the chance to watch the Maybank Malaysian Open live.”
Since taking up the title sponsorship of the Maybank Malaysian Open nine years ago, Maybank has successfully attracted high-caliber golfers from around the world and this year, former world number one Lee Westwood and former Major winner Louis Oosthuizen as well as former Malaysian Open champions Matteo Manassero and Thongchai Jaidee will lead a stellar cast of contenders for the title.
This is the second time Maybank is extending such an opportunity to its regional customers.