This handout from the Asian Tour taken and released on June 18, shows Nicholas Fung of Malaysia posing with the winner's trophy after the final round of the Queen's Cup golf tournament at Santiburi Samui Country Club in Koh Samui. AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung won his maiden Asian Tour title after overcoming challenge from Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond at the Queen’s Cup with a 15-under-par, playing to an aggregate of 269 in Koh Samui.

Fung, 26, collected US$90,000 (RM385,000) from the hefty US$500,000 (RM2,140,000) prize purse after he maintained his overnight lead to finish the closing round with a 67 through five birdies and one bogey.

Janewattananond played to an aggregate of 14-under-par 270 to finish in second, just one stroke ahead of Taiwan’s Hung Chien-Yao.

Malaysian Danny Chia tied ninth alongside South African Jbe Kruger at eight-under-par 276.

National number one, Gavin Green, shared 36th place with five other golfers after carding a four-day total of one-over-par 285.

The tournament in Asia will take place in Korea at the Shinhan Donghae Open on September 14-17, offering approximately US$1.06mil (RM4,304,000).

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