Consistency was the failing of Myanmar’s Zaw Moe and Ye Htet Aung at the US$300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open yesterday as they both carded 2-under-par 69s to take a share of 23rd position after day one.
Thai side Chonburi FC – the side that beat Yangon United 3-2 after extra time in their Asian Champions League (ACL) preliminary round two matchup – found themselves on the end of a 9-0 thrashing by FC Tokyo on February 9 at Tokyo Stadium.
In 1911, Pho Thinn ran away with the circus. According to a 2010 award winning book, he took with him an apprentice and a chinlone. The circus travelled on to Europe, India and America possibly making Pho Thinn the first to export Myanmar’s traditional game.
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A solitary goal from Than Paing saw Yangon United finally record their first victory of the season as Yadanarbon remained top of the league, sat on 13 points alongside “Leicester of Myanmar” Hantharwady United on week five of the Myanmar National League.
After an astounding day three at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open from Shaun Norris, the South African carded a final-round 71 in occasionally blustery conditions to finish 24-under-par and take home the US$135,000 prize.
Fresh from their defeat in the Asian Champions league in Chonburi, Yangon United must put behind them the indiscipline they showed at the end of that game – where two players received red cards – and focus on what until then had been a positive display of their potential.
Antonio Lascuna leads at 8 under par, and as things stand seven of the fifteen Myanmar golfers playing at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open are set to make the 65-player cut that will come at the end of today’s second round.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin