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Danny Chia

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 11/29/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 165

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World No. 308 Danny Chia carded a walk-off birdie at 18 to finish off a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in his delayed second round at the Hero Indian Open; at 5-under 139 through 36 holes he shares the halfway lead with S.S.P. Chawrasia and Eddie Pepperell.
The veteran from Malaysia had 15 holes to complete when, along with 65 others, he set his alarm early and returned to the tough Gary Player course at DLF Golf and Country Club this morning. He made the ideal start with a birdie at No. 4 and followed three pars with further gains at 8 and 9 to move into a tie for the lead. He'd birdied 10, 11 and 12 in his opening 70 but went par-bogey-par over that same stretch in round two and dropped another shot at 13 to fall two back. But Chia wasn't done yet and ticked the par 5s at 15 and 18 to end the morning in T1. It's a further shot back to David Horsey while Matteo Manassero is another stroke in arrears. Only 11 players are in red figures through 36 holes. Chia will tee off with fellow pacesetters Chawrasia and Pepperell at 14:50 local time so, given the pace of play so far this week, won't get his third round completed today. Sat, Mar 11, 2017 03:20:00 AM

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Danny Chia caroused the front nine to shoot a second round 4-under-par 29-37=66 and move to T7 5-under 135 at the UBS Hong Kong Open in Fanling.

"Not everyday you shoot 29 here," the veteran Malaysian golfer told the Asian Tour after his round, a point he emphasised by needing eight strokes more on the back nine. He was hot from the blocks Friday, making five birdies in his opening seven holes (at 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7) before making par at every one of the next six challenges. He scratched bogey at both 14 and 16, but pegged a final birdie in between to lessen the damage. It is his 14th visit to the Hong Kong GC and only once has he found himself inside the top 30 by the end of the week, when T11 in 2009. That result (plus a T11 in the same year's Malaysian Open) remains his career best in 76 European Tour co-sanctioned events.
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Fri, Dec 9, 2016 05:13:00 AM

World No. 258 and sponsor invite Danny Chia prepares for his fifth CIMB Classic and third straight at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

The Malaysian placed T68 (of 77) here last year, originally in the field on a sponsor exemption but gaining entry on his own (7th on the Asian Tour money list). He's 78th on said money list this year, $51,252 (USD) on 14 starts, so he's relying on the sponsor exemption this time. The 43-year-old has one win and two runner-up finishes on the Asian Developmental Tour this season, winning for the fourth straight year on that circuit. He arrives off a run of T51-WD-T15-CUT in his last four events on the Asian Tour and was T48 (of 59) at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 11:27:00 AM

Malaysian Danny Chia readies for his fourth CIMB Classic start and second consecutive at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

Chia was originally granted a sponsor exemption this week but ended up gaining entry on his own, slotting 7th in the Asian Tour Order of Merit. The 42-year-old was the first Malaysian to win on the Asian Tour, coming from seven adrift to steal the 2002 Taiwan Open, and added his second 13 years later, four weeks ago, at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. Chia has also won on the Asian Development Tour in each of the past three years, including last month by six at the Bukit Jawi Championship (in Malaysia) and back-to-backs at the Northport Glenmarie Masters in 2013-14. He went T65 (of 77) at last year's CIMB after 43 (of 48) in 2012 and T13 in 2011, the latter two at The MINES Resort. Chia has also played all six editions of the Maybank Malaysian Open held at KGLCC, where he's 4-of-6 with one top 25 (T25/2015). Of note, this week marks his eighth straight week of competition.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 05:27:00 AM

Danny Chia has missed nine-of-13 cuts at Delhi Golf Club but posted a 3-under-par 32-36=68 on day one of the Hero Indian Open to sit inside the top 10.

The veteran, who has failed to cash in his last four appearances at this venue, made light of that record with three birdies in his opening nine holes. Another par breaker against a sole bogey completed a solid first lap of the par 71. Chia has made the cut on his last five worldwide starts so had confidence coming in. He was T8 when he signed his card, three behind the leaders.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 06:37:00 AM

Veteran Danny Chia gave the locals plenty to cheer with a 5-under-par 36-31=67 on the opening day of his home Maybank Malaysian Open.

The roars came thick and fast on his second nine as the 42-year-old posted four straight birdies from the second and added another at the sixth to come home in 31. That put him in tied third and just a shot out of the lead held by European Ryder Cup stars Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell. Chia had started his day with a birdie at 10 but suffered back-to-back bogeys at 13 and 14 before getting back on track with another par breaker at 16. As you'd expect, he boasts plenty of course experience although his best finish in this event is a T31 in 2006. He'd only previously broken 70 twice in 23 competitive laps of the par 72 although, like today's round, they were both 67s.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 06:31:00 AM

Danny Chia will take a crack at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in this week's CIMB Classic.

The 41-year-old native of the host country recently won on the Asian Development Tour, at the PGM Northport Glenmarie. He got into this week's field via sponsor exemption, and will play the role of local crowd favorite. Chia has won once on the Asian Tour, but that was back in 2002. Nobody can be completely ignored in a no-cut event, but a high finish will be unlikely.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 08:23:00 AM

Danny Chia posted a 6-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round of the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia, reaching the midpoint in 6-under 136.

The 39-year-old native of the host country entered the week ranked 713rd in the world and has just one win on the Asian Tour in 220 career starts. Yet, at the time he signed his card today, he led the field at The Mines with 13 birdies. He's also found some trouble, enduring a double bogey-triple bogey stretch in his opening round. He shares the 36-hole clubhouse lead with Vijay Singh as the final 18 twosomes play on.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 12:50:00 AM