Golf: Leun Kwang happy to find the course

PETALING JAYA: Golfer Kim Leun Kwang won’t get carried away with his first international outing in 21 months at the $ 1million Singapore International (RM 4.2 million) this week.

The 26-year-old is just happy to be back on the course when he starts at Tanah Merah Country Club on Thursday.

Leun Kwang last played at the Malaysian Open in March 2020, just before the Asian tour was suspended due to Covid-19.

And he played reasonably. He was one of a handful of local golfers who made the cut and tied for 58th.

But Leun Kwang doesn’t set any goals this time around.

“To be honest, I’m just happy to play,” said Leun Kwang.

“I’m pretty bloated, but I also feel a little strange preparing for a tournament because it’s been a long time.

“I think it will be difficult to expect something big. I’m just going to stay in the moment and see how it goes.

With more events planned this year, Leun Kwang will be looking forward to building on the decent progress he made in 2019.

That year he won the MNRB Championship in Sarawak and finished second in the MIDF Championship in Negri Sembilan.

In Singapore, eight players will carry the nation’s challenge.

Leun Kwang will be in company with Gavin Green, Ben Leong, Nicholas Fung, Danny Chia, Amir Nazrin Jailani, Shahriffuddin Ariffin and Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz.