Golf: In-form Mardan Mamat comes out tops at US$100,000 Sabah Masters

That winning feeling has certainly returned for Singapore's top golfer Mardan Mamat, who claimed his second title in as many months at the US$100,000 (S$132,000) Sabah Masters on Saturday.

A three-under 68 capped a solid four-day total of 274, four shots ahead of Malaysians Danny Chia and Arie Irawan at the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.

The 47-year-old pocketed US$16,675 for his steady performance, ending the Asean PGA Tour season as runner-up on the Order of Merit.

The 20-year veteran was in danger of missing out on his Asian Tour card for the first time in a decade but turned things around with a runaway victory in the Resorts World Manila Masters last November.

It was his fourth triumph on the Asian Tour and gave him a two-year exemption on the circuit. He ended the 2014 campaign in 12th position on the Order of Merit with earnings of US$219,972.