Order of consequence personality Dou Zecheng has set his sights on ruining Jason Hak Shun-yat’s homecoming celebration during November’s initial Clearwater Bay Open as a Ping An Bank China Tour-PGA Tour China Series makes a ancestral initial stop in Hong Kong.
Dou won 4 of a initial 7 events on this year’s calender and absolutely tops a income list after apropos a initial actor to win Ұ1 million (HK$1.16m)in a singular deteriorate on a circuit.
Those formula have carried a 19-year-old adult to 179th in a universe rankings and Dou is now China’s series 3 usually behind Li Haotong and Wu Ashun, who both featured during a Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
And following a well-earned mangle following a fifth place finish during a Pingan Bank Open in Beijing progressing this month, Dou will lapse to movement during Clearwater Bay Golf Country Club eyeing not usually overtaking Li and Wu though also tightening his hold on a sequence of consequence with a leader guaranteed a full label on a PGA Tour’s second-tier circuit, a Web.com Tour, subsequent season.
“It’s a initial PGA Tour China Series eventuality outward of a mainland and my idea is to win a championship,” pronounced Dou, who has won Ұ1.07m this deteriorate to lead American Pingan Bank Open leader Charlie Saxon by over Ұ500,000.
But given winning a Yunnan Open during a start of September, Dou has finished behind Hong Kong’s Jason Hak during a final dual stops on a circuit to boost hopes of a home success during a Ұ1.2m Clearwater Bay Open, that will be hold from Nov 3-6.
Hak has rediscovered his form and, while blank out on a initial veteran win, has posted 3 uninterrupted tip 10 finishes this month to pierce adult to 14th place on a sequence of merit.
The 22-year-old still retains a locker during Clearwater Bay Golf Country Club, where he represented a city during a 2011 Putra Cup, nonetheless Dou is anticipating to boost his believe of a standard 70 layout.
“I haven’t played Clearwater Bay before, though we know Jin Cheng won a Asia-Pacific Amateur there final year,” combined Dou after his compatriot set a march record of eight-under-par 62 on his approach to winning a Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in October.
“It looks so pleasing and it’s right beside a sea, so I’m certain to suffer personification a march anyway. It’s not that mostly that we get to play during a golf march this nice.”
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