Shah Alam (Selangor), 26 February 2024 – Following an impressive joint 13th finish at the Malaysian Open two weeks ago, Khavish Varadan is back on the greens, ready to showcase his skills in the Toyota Tour’s Tun Ahmad Sarji Trophy at Saujana Golf & Country ClubCC.

The 23-year-old golf sensation, having previously competed on the Korn Ferry Tour, is bent on making waves in the Malaysian golf scene and eyeing a triumphant return to the United States to complete his degree course.

A former standout player for Alabama State University, Khavish attributes his success on the course to his exceptional ball striking abilities. “I believe my ball striking sets me apart and drives my performance,” says Khavish, who is determined to make a mark on the international golf circuit.

The Malaysian Open marked Khavish’s debut as a professional, and he is eagerly anticipating more opportunities on the Toyota Tour, the Asian Development Tour, and the Asian Tour in the upcoming months. Having gained valuable experience in various international events, including the Americas Tour, Khavish is set on honing his skills and achieving new milestones in his burgeoning career.

As he prepares to tee off in the opening round of the Toyota Tour at Saujana GCC starting tomorrow, Khavish expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming Tun Ahmad Sarji Trophy, stating, “I play to win.” His competitive spirit and dedication to the sport should inspire fans and fellow athletes alike.

In tomorrow’s first round draw, 2023 Order of Merit winner Ervin Chang is grouped with defending champion Danny Chia and Camry Cup winner Daeng Abdul Rahman while the other marquee flight has Alphard Cup winner Galven Green, Amir Nazrin and Q School winner Malcolm Ting.

Meanwhile, over 20 children of various ages had an unforgettable experience at the Saujana GCC driving range and practice green during the Toyota Tour junior clinic. Five esteemed Toyota Tour professionals generously shared their expertise, providing valuable insights on stance, grip, and alignment, making it an extraordinary learning opportunity for the young participants.

The junior clinic, held in conjunction with the Tun Ahmad Sarji Trophy, witnessed enthusiastic engagement from children eager to refine their golf skills. The professionals leading the clinic included Toyota Tour 2023 ladies Order of Merit winner Aretha Pan, Ainil Abu Bakar, Kenneth Tobuse, Casper Loh, and Ryan Fernandez – all set to compete in the upcoming tournament.

For most of the kids, the clinic was more than just a golf lesson; it was a chance of a lifetime to receive guidance from seasoned professionals. The Toyota Tour pros took the time to interact with each child individually, fostering a positive and encouraging environment.

“We are thrilled to be part of initiatives that promote the growth of golf among young enthusiasts,” said Fernandez, one of the Toyota Tour professionals. “It’s heartening to see the passion and dedication in these kids, and we hope this experience leaves a lasting impact on their journey in the world of golf.”

The Toyota Tour junior clinic reflects the commitment of the tour professionals to give back to the community and inspire the next generation of golfers. As the kids eagerly absorb the lessons learned today, the Toyota Tour looks forward to fostering a love for the sport and nurturing future talents.

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