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Revitalised Hong Kong golfer Jason Hak to contest in front of home fans during Clearwater Bay Open

Former teen expert Jason Hak Shun-yat will be in movement in front of his home fans after receiving an entice to take partial in a Clearwater Bay Open in November, Hong Kong’s initial PGA Tour China Series event.

Hak, 22, became a youngest actor to make a cut during a European Tour eventuality during a Hong Kong Open in 2008, aged 14 years and 304 days.

But after branch pro aged 19 in Aug 2013 he’s suffered a integrate of frustrating seasons.

He’s rediscovered his mojo on a China Series this year, runner-up and fourth in his final dual events.

Now he can’t wait to lapse to Hong Kong in late Oct to ready for a 1.2 million yuan Clearwater Bay Open during a march he knows well.

“I’m so vehement about returning to Hong Kong subsequent month as we feel we have a lot some-more certainty now than when we came behind here a past 3 years,” pronounced Hak, who attended a media day on Tuesday with American pro Charlie Saxon, who won a Ping An Bank Open on Sunday after Hak had led for a initial 3 rounds.

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to personification a Clearwater Bay Open as I’ve played a march in a past, so hopefully that gives me a small advantage over some of a other players on a tour. It’s unequivocally challenging, generally when a breeze picks up. we remember some of a good hole designs, so we consider a other players will adore it, too. I’m really, unequivocally looking brazen to it.”

Hak is not a member of a China Series, though has competed in 6 unbroken events, creation a cut in all though one and contending in his final three.

“I’ve been operative tough with my coach, Mike Bender, practising not only on a skills though also on a mental game. we consider my alleviation is a multiple of everything. we consider we only know myself better,” he said.

“The past integrate of years apparently wasn’t what we was anticipating for, though we consider for a destiny it was really a good thing for me to have all a knowledge we went through. we would like to take it as a certain approach to get me improved not only in golf though apparently in life, too.

“I consider when we play bad, we doubt yourself sometimes, though all now is perplexing to make it some-more simple. I’m really enjoying golf more. we always suffer it and never try to give up, though personification improved really creates enjoying it many easier.”

The Clearwater Bay Golf Country Club has also offering unite invites to a Hong Kong Golf Association and a Hong Kong Professional Golfers’ Association, while internal golfers will also contest in a tournament’s Monday qualifier, that offers 10 places in a 120-man field. The bar will theatre a Clearwater Bay Open for 3 years, by a 2018 season.

David Hui, golf cabinet authority during a bar said: “We are unapproachable to assistance with a expansion of golf in Hong Kong and China, and gay to work with PGA Tour China for 3 years on a Clearwater Bay Open.

“This eventuality will infer a fantastic stop and a unapproachable further to a many top-class veteran and pledge tournaments a bar has hosted, showcasing one of a world’s many fantastic courses and one of Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets.”