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Jakarta Post

Host favorite Almay upbeat for 39th Indonesia Open golf tournament

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 17, 2019   /  08:50 am
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Almay Rayhan Yaquta(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

The BRI Indonesia Open, one of two major golf tournaments in the country, evokes great memories among national golfers and fans. Thirty years ago, Indonesian golfer Kasiadi won the tournament, an achievement that has not yet been surpassed by other national golfers. With that memory in mind, one of the country’s favorites Almay Rayhan Yaquta is upbeat about repeating his senior’s success in the 39th edition, which will be held in Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Almay said matching Kasiadi’s 1989 achievement would be a dream come true for him. This year will be the third time for Almay, who still competes at the amateur level, to play at the Indonesia Open. His best achievement is finishing 5-under-par in the 2016 edition. “Being able to compete at the Indonesia Open is very exciting. The preparation ahead of the tourname...