Mardan Mamat and Lam Chih Beng booked their fifth World Cup appearance after carding a total of 271 on the fourth and final day of Asian qualifying round for 16 teams at the Seri Selangor Golf Club.
 
The pair shot a 1-over-par 72 to finish joint-first with New Zealand, who fired a 4-under-par. South Korea rounded off the day with a total score of 275 and will join the Singaporeans and Kiwis to compete in the Omega Mission Hills World Cup at Hainan Island, China, from Nov 24 to Nov 27.
 
New Zealand won after Singapore conceded in a play-off, with Lam saying the decision was made as he and Mardan had already achieved their goal of finishing in the top three.
 
"It didn’t matter if we finished in first, second or third, just as long as we qualified for the World Cup. That’s why we conceded in the play-off," he said.
 
India, who cut Mardan and Lam’s lead to only a stroke with an inspired performance yesterday, blew their chances when they shot a 9-over-par to end their campaign with 280, behind the Philippines and Malaysia.
 
 
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