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    AUSTRALIA'S FRANK PHILLIPS WON THE 40,000 MALAYSIAN DOLLARS (5,000 POUND STERLING) SINGAPORE OPEN PROFESSIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH A FINAL ROUND OF 66.

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    AUSTRALIA'S FRANK PHILLIPS WON THE 40,000 MALAYSIAN DOLLARS (5,000 POUND STERLING) SINGAPORE OPEN PROFESSIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH A FINAL ROUND OF 66.HE EQUALLED HIS OWN COURSE RECORD SET LAST YEAR TO ESTABLISH A TWO-STROKE VICTORY LEAD OF 279 (72,70,71,66) OVER JAPAN'S PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION TADASHI KITTA.

    KITTA WHO ENTERED YESTERDAY'S FINAL ROUND WITH AN IMPRESSIVE FOUR-STROKE LEAD OVER HIS NEAREST RIVAL, FLOUNDERED UNDER THE BLISTERING SUN AND AGAINST THE PRESSURE OF PHILLIPS TO CARD 74 AND A TOTAL 281 (70,69,68,74).

    CELESTINO TUGOT FROM THE PHILIPPINES TOOK THIRD PLACE AFTER A FINE ROUND OF 68 TO TOTAL 282 -- ONE STROKE BEHIND THE JAPANESE.

    PHILLIPS, WHO WON THE SINGAPORE OPEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1961 SAID AFTERWARD: "I FEEL MARVELLOUS.IT WAS A BIT TOO HOT BUT I WAS NOT BOTHERED.I STARTED OFF TRYING FOR THE SECOND PLACE BUT SUDDENLY REALISED I COULD WIN SO I WENT ALL OUT AND IF MY PUTTING HAD NOT FAILED ME IN THE 16TH I COULD HAVE EVEN BROKEN MY COURSE RECORD."
    AN INTERNATIONAL FIELD OF 44 GOLFERS FROM TEN COUNTRIES FINISHED THE TOURNAMENT WHICH FORMS THE SECOND LEG OF THE FAR EAST CIRCUIT.THE NEXT LEG OPENS WITH THE KUALA LUMPUR OPEN ON MARCH 11.

    ABOUT 1,000 SPECTATORS TRUNDLED ACROSS THE 6,585 YARD PAR 73 COURSE BEHIND THE AUSTRALIAN AND THE JAPANESE AS THEY FOUGHT OUT THEIR DUEL TOGETHER.PHILLIPS WAS THE UNDER-DOG BEING SIX STROKES BEHIND THE JAPANESE AT THE START BUT HE SEEMED TO RELISH THE CHALLENGE AND WHEN HE SCENTED VICTORY, PLAYED ALMOST FLAWLESSLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RPG4P36PZJCKOBV0EISF35OK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RPG4P36PZJCKOBV0EISF35OK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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