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Golf: Mardan co-leads ADT's Rahman Putra Masters after a 67

Published on Jan 30, 2013 7:38 PM
 
This handout photo taken and released by the World Sport Group on Jan11, 2013 shows Mardan Mamat of Singapore hitting a shot during the third round of the Sabah Masters Malaysia golf tournament at the Sutera Habour Golf and Country Club in Kota Kinabalu. Mardan holds the joint opening-round lead after firing a five-under 67 at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Masters in Selangor on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE'S top golfer Mardan Mamat holds the joint opening-round lead after firing a five-under 67 at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Masters in Selangor on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old, along with Malaysian R. Nachimuthu, is one shot ahead at the RM200,000 (S$80,000) event, which is the first Asian Development Tour tournament to receive world ranking points in the 2013 season.

Mardan's splendid start was capped by a 30-foot eagle putt on the fifth. He also sank five other birdies against two bogeys.

"I'm satisfied with the way I played. I concentrated a lot on my fitness during the off-season. I went to the gym four times a week and worked out, which has helped my game," said the three-time Asian Tour winner.

 
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