LOCAL duo Danny Chia and Nicholas Fung, both who had been struggling in the earlier rounds, produced a better finish on the final day to be placed joint-65th in the CIMB Classic.
Nicholas, who struggled with his putting during the tournament, did well to notch a one-under 71 for a four day five-over 293 total.
The 24-year-old, who managed 73-74-75 in the first three rounds, said he was happy with his final day performance.
“It was a good finish for me. I am so happy that I could at least shoot under par on this golf course,” said Nicholas.
“Today (yesterday) is how I had wanted to play for the week. Everything was good for me.
“I just used the same approach, same technique and tried to keep it simple. My mental game was pretty good today and I only missed a couple of putts as I misread the lines a bit.
“It was a good experience playing here and is a good confidence builder for my next events. My goal is now to win on the Asian Tour this season.”
Danny, who carded 75 and 74 in the first two rounds, shot even-par 72 for the second day in a row.
“I think it was an okay week for me. Hitting-wise it was not that bad,” said the 41-year-old.
“The first two rounds were just me being a bit nervous and just pushing myself to try to do well.
“I was a bit disappointed I did not putt well this week but I am still happy, considering my condition right now. This course is quite long and tough to play, especially from the rough.
“Do not get me wrong, I am not happy to finish at the bottom but this is what it is like for me right now.”
Danny suffered a career-threatening neck injury last year which had left him temporarily paralysed in his right arm. He has yet to recover his full strength.
Nicholas and Danny received US$14,420 (RM47,708) each for their efforts.