Sports World: Koh tops Mardan in Boustead play-off

Koh tops Mardan in Boustead play-off

Singapore golfer Koh Deng Shan parred the first play-off hole to beat compatriot Mardan Mamat and capture the $25,000 SPGA-Boustead Golf Open yesterday.

They closed with rounds of two-under 70 and 68 respectively to finish tied on 206 at the Raffles Country Club in the 48-man field.

This is the third edition of the event and Singapore Professional Golfer's Association president M. Murugiah paid tribute to the support shown by Boustead to the local golf scene.

Singapore up by 4, Argentina top world

Singapore have moved up four spots to 150 in football's world rankings, their highest position in about two years.

The Lions' rise came after impressive performances in last month's World Cup qualifiers, thrashing Cambodia 4-0 and recording a superb 0-0 draw with 50th-ranked Japan.

Argentina are top of the rankings, despite their Copa America final defeat by Chile, ahead of reigning world champions Germany and Belgium.

Schweinsteiger warms to United move

MUNICH • Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered" by the interest from Manchester United and that he will meet the player soon to discuss his future.

"I have spoken to Bastian on the phone while we were on holiday and will speak again now that he is back," Rummenigge said of the World Cup winner. "I have understood during these conversations that he is flattered by the interest from England."


NFL star loses finger in fireworks mishap

NEW YORK • The New York Giants defender Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated following a July 4 fireworks accident which left him with severe injuries.

The National Football League star had his right index finger removed as a result of the mishap in Florida last Saturday. The 26-year-old also underwent skin grafts, reported ESPN.


McAllister in talks to be Liverpool coach

LONDON • Former Scotland and Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister is reportedly close to joining the Reds as first-team coach.

The 50-year-old would be a popular appointment among the English Premier League club's supporters after playing an instrumental role in Liverpool's 2001 League Cup, FA Cup and Uefa Cup treble triumph.

After leaving Liverpool in 2002, McAllister managed Coventry City and Leeds United before backroom spells at Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Koh tops Mardan in Boustead play-off'. Print Edition | Subscribe