Categorized | 2014, July 2014, News, On Tour

Amateur Green savours record breaking win

By: Press Release

Gavin Kyle Green

Gavin Kyle Green

Kuala Lumpur, June 14: Malaysia’s top amateur Gavin Kyle Green cemented his name in the record books by becoming the first amateur to win on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) at the PGM Vascory Templer Park Championship on Sunday the 14th, June.

The big-hitting Green, was playing benefit of a sponsors invitation in his very first ADT event, and closed with a flawless 64, to secure a 11 stroke victory over fellow countryman Airil Rizman at the RM250,000 (approx US$80,000 event).

Green also set a new record winning total during the week, with a commanding four day total of 26-under-par 262 at the Templar Park Country Club.

Defending Champion and reigning ADT Order of Merit winner Nicholas Fung also of Malaysia slippied to a tied-15th finish after a disappointing final round 73.

It is fair to say Gavin Green is the next rising star in the Asian game of golf, and has been playing consistently all year, whilst cruising to his first professional victory at this ADT event.

“I didn’t make any mistakes today. I played solid throughout. I stayed patient and gave myself chances. I tried not to think too much about winning and just focused on my game out there,” said Green, who is studying in his final year at the University of New Mexico.

This year, the ADT will reward the top five players on the final Order of Merit with playing cards for the 2015 Asian Tour season.

For more information on the ADT, please visit the website: www.asiandevelopmenttour.com

Leading final round scores:
262 – Gavin Kyle GREEN (A) (MAS) 67-64-67-64
273 – Airil Rizman ZAHARI (MAS) 68-71-69-65
276 – Kwanchai TANNIN (THA) 74-67-66-69
278 – YE Jian-feng (CHN) 68-69-78-63, KHOR kheng Hwai (MAS) 68-67-73-70
279 – Jack SHEPHERD (ENG) 68-70-74-67, Shaaban HUSSIN (MAS) 70-63-75-71
280 – Mathiam KEYSER (RSA) 66-72-74-68, Jay BAYRON (PHI) 71-68-73-68

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