TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour Staff Player Rinaldi Adiyandono wins 2014 Panasonic Open Indonesia
TaylorMade adidas Golf Tour Staff Player, Rinaldi Adiyandono lifted the trophy of the 2014 Panasonic Open Indonesia on Sunday September 10th 2014 at the Damai Indah Golf — PIK Course.
In only his second full year as a professional golfer in Indonesia, Rinaldi has shown great signs of promise throughout this inaugural year of the Indonesian Golf Tour (PGTI) already landing two top-five finishes during 2014, and with this latest victory, Rinaldi has officially announced himself as a force to be reckoned with in Indonesian golf for many years to come.
Shooting a final round of 68, which included four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys, Adiyandono led from start to finish in an impressive show of composure and confidence. His shot of the tournament was undoubtedly his 15m birdie putt on the 4th hole of his final round, but it was his long, consistent drives that kept him out in front.
The Panasonic Open was played out at Damai Indah’s Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), famous as the venue for Indonesia’s oldest professional golf tournament the Indonesian Open. The Robert Trent Jones Jnr golf course plays long from the tournament tees and greens can get fast along with strong winds which are often a factor due to the close proximity of the ocean, providing overall tough conditions for the local pros.
Rinaldi Adiyandono signaled his intent with a blistering opening round of 68, during an opening round when only two other professionals broke Par: Amateur Dicky Prionggo (71) and Ilyassak (71). Rinaldi proved to be the player on top form carding a front nine 31 during round 1, which included birdies on Holes 1, 3, 5 and an eagle on Hole 6. As Rinaldi continued to play well over three rounds, the first round magic was enough to keep his distance ahead of the pack forhis first title, finishing off with a total score of 68,73,72 – 213 (3 under). Rinaldi was the only participant to finish under par for the event, with second place going to Willian Sjaichudin finishing with a total of 218 (+2). Talented amateur Dicky Prionggo finished the event as best amateur and 3rd place overall with a total score of 219 (+3).
The 28-year-old Rinaldi played with the SLDR driver, JetSpeed Fairway wood and a mix of the rocketbladez& Tour Preffered MC irons in his bag.
He said, “I am delighted to finally get a win and I am sure this will give me confidence to win more events in the future. My TaylorMade equipment is really helping my game and that showed last week with the consistent shots I was making. It was a hot week out in the sun so I was also very happy to be wearing my adidas Golf apparel to help keep me cool. It was a great week all round for me!”
In addition to his bag full of TaylorMade equipment, Adiyandono walked the fairways in the latest range of adidas Golf apparel and the adizero one footwear.
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