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Golf: Gregory Foo leads elite field for fifth leg of Singapore Pro Series Invitational

The 36-hole tournament features 24 of Singapore’s top players, and marks the start of a busy month for the exciting new eight-leg circuit

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Singapore, 3 August 2021 - The Singapore Pro Series Invitational presented by FTAG

reaches the mid-point of its’ season this week when the fifth-leg tees-off on the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

The 36-hole tournament begins tomorrow and finishes on Thursday and features 24 of the country’s top players, including Singapore’s Gregory Foo ‒ the former amateur star who now leads the Race to FTAG Cup.

The tournament marks the start of a busy month for the exciting new eight-leg circuit, as leg six takes place next week from August 11 to 12, while the seventh event tees-off from August 25 to 26.

The final season-ending tournament will be held from January 5 to 6 in 2022; with all the remaining events to be played at Sentosa ‒ home of the SMBC Singapore Open.

Singapore's Gregory Foo leads Merit List

Foo, winner of the second leg at Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC) in May and runner-up in leg four at the same venue last month, leads the Merit list with earnings of S$7,050.

Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach is in second position, with winnings of S$5,300, but will fancy his chances of overhauling Foo this week as he claimed the third leg at Sentosa.

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Marc Ong is third on the list having triumphed at Tanah Merah in leg four ‒ where he beat Foo on countback to secure the young Singaporean’s first professional victory.

Five-time Asian Tour winner Mardan Mamat is fifth on the list and is looking for his first Pro Series win.

The country’s top two women golfers Amanda Tan and Koh Sock Hwee are also competing, as are Singapore’s leading amateurs.

Singapore’s Justin Kuk, second in the Singapore Open Amateur Championship ‒ which was played in conjunction with the fourth leg of the Pro Series at TMCC ‒ is playing, as well as Singaporeans Hailey Loh and Aloysa Margiela Atienza, who were first and second in the Women’s Amateur that same week.

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