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Maybank Malaysia Open LogoLeading Malaysian pro, Nicholas Fung, playing in the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open for the first time in his career after making the cut yesterday, carded a one-over 73 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club today.

For Nicholas, who was in Team Asia for the EurAsia Cup last month, today’s score was hit worst since the tournament started on Thursday. He fired an even par 72 in the first round and followed that up with a one-under 71 yesterday.

His two-day score of one-under 143 turned out to be enough for the Sabahan to make the cut for the first time. He had failed in six previous attempts and was thrilled to have finally pulled through. After today’s round, Nicholas is determined to make up for it and return a low score tomorrow.

“I know my putting was not good yesterday, so I practised this morning and it was very good today, my recovery was also perfect. However, my driving was a bit off. I need to go to the range to improve on my mistakes.”

Meanwhile, the two other Malaysians who made the cut yesterday, suffered the same fate as Nicholas by playing over today. Both Khor Kheng Hwai and Gavin Kyle Green had scores of 74 and 75 respectively today.

Kheng Wai, who played par 72 in the first two rounds, finished with a two-over 74 while Gavin settled for a three-over 75.

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