Malaysia golfer Arie Irawan died aged 28 in China hotel room

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Malaysia golfer Arie Irawan died aged 28 in China hotel room
Malaysia golfer Arie Irawan died aged 28 in China hotel room

Arie Irawan a Malaysia golfer has died aged 28 in his hotel room during the Sanya Championship on the Chinese resort island of Hainan.

According to PGA tour Series China website said that Arie Irawan died Sunday morning at his hotel with early indications his death was from natural causes. The coroner has not completed his report.

Arie Irawan turned professional in 2013, had missed the cut at the PGA Tour China Series tournament.

Organisers cancelled the final round out of respect for Irawan’s family. The following announcement of the cancellation was made on the website.

Due to the death of player Arie Irawan on Sunday morning, officials canceled the final round of the Sanya Championship and declared 54-hole leader Trevor Sluman the champion

Arie Irawan, who was ranked 1,366th in the world, won two events on the Asian Development Tour in 2015.

American Trevor Sluman was declared the winner after the tournament was reduced to a 54-hole event.

“The PGA Tour and the China Golf Association grieve at this loss of one of our members and share sincere condolences with Arie’s wife, Marina, and his parents, Ahmad and Jeny,” said a PGA Tour statement.

Arie Irawan is survived by his wife, Marina, his parents, Ahmad and Jeny, and his sister, Wan Edna.

“When something of this magnitude occurs in the golf world, we all grieve at the same time.”