Pakistan qualifies for first World Cup

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Pakistan qualified for its first Mission Hills World Cup by finishing in the top three at the Asian qualifying tournament Saturday.

The Pakistan duo of Muhammad Shabbir and Muhammad Munir shot a 3-under 68 in the final round foursomes at Seri Selangor golf club for a four-round total of 10-under 269. Pakistan was third behind Singapore and the Philippines, who also qualified.

The World Cup, played at the Mission Hills golf club, will be held in November.

The Singapore team of Lam Chih Bing and Mardan Mamat won the qualifying tournament with a four-day total of 15-under 269, a shot ahead of the Phillipines duo of Mars Pucay and Angelo Que.

Lam and Mardan last qualified in 2006, while Pucay and Que will return for the second year.

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