11 October 2017
Looking Forward To A Showdown Next Year
Jimmy Masrin's face looked more relaxed after the single matches finished on the third day of the IGT-PGM. The tension at the tournament was palpable, perhaps not more so than on the face of the Indonesian Golf Tour founder. Jimmy Masrin watched the event, hoping that the Indonesian men’s team would be able to win the second international team match play tournament. And win they did, with a convincing score difference.
“I think this is the best Indonesian team. Thank you to all teams and officials. Last year we faced a heavy defeat. Today, we have been able to pay back the defeat. We are looking forward next year,” said Jimmy, who is also Chairman of the Asian Tour. He went on to thank the hosting venue Riverside Golf Club who set up the course so that all the players had to work hard to get points.
Tun Ahmad Sarji, the founder of the Professional Golf of Malaysia Tour, couldn’t hide his disappointment over his team's defeat. While praising the success and hospitality of the hosts of the 2nd IGT-PGM Championship, Tun also stated the need for preparation by Malaysia ahead of hosting the event next year.
“We should take it more seriously against Indonesia next year,” Tun remarked.
With one win each, the 3rd IGT-PGM Championship will be an exciting, hotly anticipated battle between Indonesia and Malaysia. Both teams have proven they have the ability needed to win the trophy and undoubtedly they both have the ambition of winning the next.