Thursday, March 27, 2014
Malaysian Prime Minister Leads Minutes’ Silence
Kuala Lumpur, March 27: The Malaysian Prime Minister led a minute of reflection ahead of tee-off at the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM this morning, along with the two playing team captains.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak was joined by Team Asia captain Thongchai Jaidee and Team Europe captain Miguel Angel Jiménez on the first tee at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur. A klaxon sounded to begin the minutes’ silence as a tribute to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Charlie Tingey, Senior Director, EurAsia Golf Ltd commented:
“The EurAsia Cup has incorporated a number of actions showing support for those affected by the recent events related to flight MH370. A minute of reflection was held on the first tee ahead of the opening fourball matches, with both team captains and The Prime Minister. All players and officials are wearing black ribbons and a Wall of Condolence has been installed in the tented village, where visitors to the tournament are welcome to leave a message.”
The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. Professional Golf Malaysia (PGM) will act as the local facilitator for the event.
Keep up to date with the EurAsia Cup at www.eurasiacup.com, www.facebook.com/eurasiacupgolf and @EurAsiaCupGolf.
Thursday’s Fourball Draw (Team Europe first)
8:40am: Miguel Angel JIMENEZ/Pablo LARRAZABAL vs Thongchai JAIDEE/ Kiradech APHIBARNRAT
8.55am: Thomas Bjorn/Thorbjorn OLESEN vs Koumei ODA/Hideto Tanihara
9.10am: Victor DUBUISSON/Joost LUITEN vs Prayad MARKSAENG/SIDDIKUR Rahman
9.25am: Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTANO/Stephen GALLACHER vs Gaganjeet BHULLAR/Anirban LAHIRI
9.40am: Graeme MCDOWELL/Jamie DONALDSON vs KIM Hyung-sung/Nicholas FUNG