Fri, 05 Aug 1994

Britain's Faldo to play in Bali Asian Masters

JAKARTA (JP): Number three in the world Nick Faldo of England will head the star-studded premier golf event in Indonesia scheduled to tee off at Bali Golf and Country Club in Nusa Dua on Nov. 3.

A field of 120 golfers, which also include world number eight South African David Frost, ninth ranked Colin Montgomerie of Britain and Vijay Singh of Fiji now ranked number 17, will vie for US$345,000 in the Alfred Dunhill Asian Masters.

"The beautiful island of Bali was elected to host the new tournament as it has been able to attract many of world's top players," said Richard Cole of Alfred Dunhill Pacific yesterday.

After two rounds the field will be reduced to 60 players and the winner will collect a cash prize of $62,100.

Seventy of the 120 players in the field will come from the Australasian Tour and 40 from Asia including stars like Frankie Minoza of the Philippines, Choi Sang-ho of South Korea, Thailand's Boanchu Ruangkit, Singapore's Simson Gimson and Indonesian leading golfers Kasiyadi, Budiono, Maan Naasim, Ilyas Syak and veteran Sumarno.

Jakarta Circuit

Meanwhile on the Jakarta Golf Circuit, now entering its third round at the Ancol layout, Maan continued his perfect play to hold onto the lead by two strokes with a 2-under 208 (68 70 70) yesterday.

Buari was second despite closing the round with a fine 2-under 68 for a three-day total of 210 (72 70 68).

However, it was Gemmy Subagio who stole a bit of the thunder when he fired a 4-under 66 for a 214 (74 74 66) and shared the fourth place with Kasiyadi (70 70 74). Kasiyadi was the 1989 Indonesia Open champion at the Rawamangun course, collected a 214 (74 74 66).

Ilyas Syak, winner of the first leg of the Circuit at the Sawangan lay out last week, was third with a 212 (73 69 70) (rsl).

Selected results 208 - Maan Naasim 68 70 70 210 - Buari 72 70 68 212 - Ilyas Syak 73 69 70 214 - Kasiyadi 70 70 74, Gemmy Subagio 74 74 66

Amateur 216 - Burhan 217 - Agusman 219 - Sanusi