Disappointed Turner looks to bounce back from Malaysian "nightmare"
Niall Turner. Picture by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour

Niall Turner. Picture by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour

Niall Turner was "very disappointed" to see a great opportunity slip through his fingers in the Maybank Championship in Malaysia last weekend.

The 33-year old Muskerry golfer was tied for 19th at halfway but ended up tied for 67th after falling ill with food poisoning on Friday evening.

"I played nicely for the first two rounds to get myself into a great position and was looking forward to pushing up the leaderboard," Turner said on his return home for a short break. "But a bout of food poisoning put paid to that. 

"I got sick on the course and my body was shaking. It was just a nightmare experience. It's a tough pill to swallow when something like that costs you $30,000!"

Turner missed his first two cuts of the Asian Tour season on his return from a five-month injury layoff. 

But after finishing tied 15th in the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open before his appearance in Malaysia, he is now 48th on the money list with $10,515.

Home again for a short break, he's scheduled to return to action in the European Tour co-sanctioned Hero Indian Open at DLF Golf and Country Club in New Delhi from March 9-12.