Li Hao-tong Become Youngest Winner on OneAsia TOUR
Nanshan-China, October 12-2014
China’s Li Hao-tong became the youngest winner on OneAsia today when the 19-year-old claimed the US$1 million Nanshan China Masters. He triumphed by four strokes after shooting a final round one-under-par 70 at Nanshan International Golf Club in extreme wind. Australian Lee Jun Seok fired a 69 to claim sole possession of second place, while Todd Baek from Korea ended two shots further adrift in third position after posting a 74.
It has been a remarkable run for Li as he also won the Henan Open on the PGA TOUR China Series two weeks ago by eight strokes. The previous youngest winner had been Korean Kim Bi-o when claimed this very same event in 2011 aged 20. “I think I am too young to win a Masters event,” joked Li, who finished the tournament on nine under and US$180,000 richer. “I could not stand sometimes when I was putting as the wind was so strong. I never played in wind like this.”
With the wind gusting up to 40mph on some parts of the course, Li held his game together admirably.
After making the turn he stumbled somewhat with a bogey on the 11th and a double bogey on the 12th that saw his lead cut to one. However, he showed his star qualities by making birdie on three of the last four holes. “I scored 100 points on those last few holes,” said Li. The rising star was one off the lead after the first round but led after the second and third days.
source > OneAsia Tour News
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