Singapore: Malaysian Nicholas Fung has been voted Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Year by fans in an online poll.
Based solely on popular votes cast, Fung emerged as the fans’ favourite after a stellar 2016 season which saw him enjoy four top-10s and a career-high 12th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
The Malaysian also showed great composure in delivering two half-points for Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM on home soil in January 2016.
“I’m deeply honoured to be voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year. 2016 was a good season for me. While I may not have won a title last year, I remain positive and confident with myself. I’m sure I’ll be a winner one day,” said Fung.
As part of Hilton’s partnership with the Asian Tour, the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month was initiated to recognise and reward the outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members who sparkle both at home and abroad.
Through a dedicated Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month microsite, golf fans get a chance to win a one-night stay at any Hilton property of their choice besides voting for their favourite players.
The best performers from the Asian Tour were honoured every month throughout 2016.
As well as gaining 250,000 loyalty points, the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year receives Hilton HHonors Diamond Elite Status – the highest tier of the hotel’s world renowned loyalty programme.
This premier status will provide a host of fantastic benefits at 4,600 hotels within the Hilton portfolio around the world, including complimentary access to Executive Floors, late checkouts, 48-hour room guarantees and, pending availability, complimentary room upgrades.
Hilton Worldwide is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
2016 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month
January: Nicholas Fung
February: Marcus Fraser
March: SSP Chawrasia
April: Kiradech Aphibarnrat
May: Wang Jeung-hun
June: Miguel Tabuena
July: Thongchai Jaidee
August: Paul Peterson
September: Gavin Green
October: Pavit Tangkamolprasert
November: Wang Jeung-hun
December: Sam Brazel
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