|Maybank Chairman, Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor (second from right) with, from left Shahn Kamahl, Ali Bakri Borhan and Gan Boon Huat.|
Local pros the draw as Maybank Corporate Challenge continues its search for the 12 best amateurs
Malaysia,: Golfers who attended the final leg of the Maybank Corporate Challenge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) on April 9, 2014 were pleasantly surprised to have the company of two Malaysian professionals, Chong Chee Meng and Roger Loo and rising amateur Galven Green (younger brother of Malaysia’s number one amateur Gavin Kyle Green) to inspire them.
The trio joined Maybank Chairman, Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor and Maybank Group President and CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, in a round of golf for the 96 Maybank esteemed customers who battled it out for three exclusive passes to experience the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014.
This was the fourth and final leg of the Maybank Corporate Golf Challenge, leading up to the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 to be held fromat KLGCC.
The first three legs were held in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines over the last two months. The top three golfers from each country, qualified for special invitations to experience the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 ‘live’ at the exclusive Maybank Hospitality Marquee as well as a spot to play at the championship course in the Maybank Corporate Golf Day on.
At the final leg in Kuala Lumpur, Shahn Kamahl, Ali Bakri Borhan and Gan Boon Huat emerged top three in a thrilling game that was made even more challenging with the presence of the three local golfing heroes.
Chong said: “It was truly a great experience playing in this event as I could sense the golfers’ enthusiasm”
“I would like to thank Maybank for inviting me and I wish the three winners all the best in the Maybank Corporate Golf Day.”
Meanwhile Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said, “Through our series of Corporate Challenge events regionally, Maybank has been able to bring the excitement of the Maybank Malaysian Open to customers in our key regional markets. We hope that this will create greater awareness of this tournament, and helps bring in more visitors to Malaysia during this period.”
“This year’s Maybank Malaysian Open will once again see world renowned golfers converge in Malaysia and I would like to wish Shahn Kamahl, Ali Bakri Borhan and Gan Boon Huatall the best in this event.”
“To the three qualifiers for the Maybank Corporate Golf Day, I also wish you all the best.”
The Maybank Corporate Challenge is part of Maybank’s commitment for the sustainable development of golf in the region through programmes involving juniors, amateurs and professionals. Apart from Maybank Corporate Challenge, Maybank is the sponsor of the annual Maybank Junior Golf – National Camp and Maybank Junior Golf – Champions Academy.
Since taking up the title sponsorship of the Maybank Malaysian Open nine years ago, Maybank has successfully attracted high-calibre golfers from around the world, through major winners like Rory McIIroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington Martin Kaymer and as well as others like Charl Schwartzel, Charlie Wie, Thongchai Jaidee, KJ Choi, Matteo Manassero and Alvaro Quiros.
The Maybank Malaysian Open is fromat the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).