橫琴誌 | HENGQIN RECORD

Kevin Techakanokboon wins Zhuhai Golf Championship in Hengqin

The Zhuhai Championship, part of the 2018 PGA Tour Series-China, was completed at Hengqin’s Orient Golf Club on Sunday with American Kevin Techakanokboon shooting a closing 2-over par 73 to hold off Japan’s Yuwa Kosaihira and win his first professional title.

The Zhuhai Championship was the Tour’s 50th event since its inauguration in 2014 and saw Techakanokboon claim an RMB270,000 winner’s check. A total of 120 players from 19 countries, including Australia, the United States, England, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Canada and China competed for a prize pool of RMB1.5 million.

The Zhuhai Championship was the second-to-last stop of this year’s Tour and a very important one for players to move towards the top of the Order of Merit.

The final event, the Clearwater Bay Open, will be held in Hong Kong next weekend after which the top five Order of Merit finishers will earn a start on the 2019 Web.com Tour – the final step before the PGA Tour.

The PGA Tour established the PGA Tour Series-China in 2014 as its third international development tour, following in the footsteps of PGA Tour Latinoamerica and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada. Since its inception, PGA Tour Series-China players have received Official World Golf Ranking points for top finishes at official tournaments.

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