THAI veteran star Prayad Marksaeng recovered from a triple bogey to shoot a three-under-par 69 in the opening round of the Maybank Malaysian Open yesterday.
FORMER champion Lee Westwood of England was in sizzling form as he fired a seven-under-par 65 to take the club-house lead in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open yesterday.
THE 22 Malaysian players had an erratic first round as some fired 80s, while many others were stranded by the afternoon storm and will have to continue their Maybank Malaysian Open first round today.
CAGLA Buyukakcay’s hopes of cracking the top 100 by year-end are looking good after she became the first Turkish player, in both the men’s and women’s game, to qualify for the quarter-finals of a top-level tournament at the BMW Malaysian Open yesterday.
DEFENDING champion Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and top seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia crushed their opponents to enter the quarter-finals of the BMW Malaysian Open but the star of the day was Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay at Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
WORLD No 1 Rafael Nadal finished with an ace on match point to seal his 300th career victory on clay and advance into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday.
KEVIN Durant’s dunk with 16.5 seconds to play lifted Oklahoma City to a 112-111 victory over Detroit on Wednesday on the final night of the NBA regular season.
KAPOLEI (United States): Hall-of-Famer Pak Se Ri (pic) and fellow South Koreans Ryu So Yeon and Kim Hyo Joo shared the lead on Wednesday after a windy first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.
IRISHMAN Michael Hoey had a wonderful round of five-under 67, and finally broke his personal jinx of playing at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
INJURY to three Pahang athletes may hurt the state’s chances of winning the targeted number of medals at the Malaysia Games in Perlis on May 26-June 4.