SHAH ALAM: GOLFER Ben Leong reckons his upcoming nuptials as the factor behind his win at the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Northport Glenmarie Championship 2017, seven-strokes ahead of Englishmen Steve Lewton.
"Definitely with the way I'm playing, it's bringing me a lot of luck and I'm looking forward to my big day," he said.
This is Ben's first win at a co-sanction Asian Tour Development event and a second PGM win this year. He picked up RM35,000 for his effort of 20-under-par 196.
"The win came as a surprise for me and we have a local event in Port Dickson (Mar 29-Apr 1) but I'm going to give it a pass because of my wedding (in May)."
Lewton played to an aggregate of 13-under-par in second while Masaru Takahashi of Japan, China's Liu Yan-Wei, Donlaphatchai Niyomchon of Thailand and Scotland's James Byrne shared third at 12-under-par 204.
Gavin Green, who emerged as runner-up at last weekend's Hero Indian Open, settled for joint 18th, playing to an aggregate of eight-under-par 208.
The 2016 PGM Order of Merit winner Nicholas Fung shared 10th with three other golfers following his effort of 10-under-par 207.
The tournament was reduced to 54-holes (three-rounds) due to inclement in weather.
PGM Port Dickson Closed Championship 2017 is up next at the Port Dickson Golf and Country Club in Negeri Sembilan from Mar 29-Apr 1.