|Australia's 21-year-old Andrew Dodt won the title of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf championship on Friday, with a four-day total score of four-under-par 292.
He shot a score of 70 in the final round, which is the best shot of today. The Australian team won the group title with a four-day 18-over-par 882, winning the group title for the fifth consecutive year. Thursday's top player, Rohan Blizard, hit a 5-under-par 77 today, winning the second place with a four-day total of 295.
|Dodt made 7 birdies against 5 bogeys today. He said he made the birdies with good putting as he putted right into the holes in both the first and 16th holes. But he also bogeyed because of bad putting. But all together, he did well to win the title.
"I am glad to win both the group and individual titles.” Dodt said, “ This was my second group title in this championship."
Dodt also said there were strong winds all four days and it made putting pretty difficult on the green. But other than the first day's 4-under 76, he went away with 71-75-70 in the last three days. The weather condition was most severe today with the approaching typhoon, but he shot the best of 70, making 32 putts today.
|Japan came from behind to win the second place in group competition. Japan was ranked fifth yesterday, but the team scored a total 27-over 891 to win the second place.
Thailand also steadied in the final round to move one place up to third place with a four-day total of 30-over 894. Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat hit a 2-over 74 to share the third place. Fellow player Varut Chomchalam and Thunyakorn Krongpa both shot a 3-over 75. The team advanced to third place with a four-day total of 894.
The local Chinese Taipei team shared the fourth place with South Korea with a four-day total of a 32-over 896. Of the team, the best player was Chan Shih-chang who shot a 2-over 74 today.
The third round tied-leader Ming-chuan Chen of Taiwan faltered on the front 9 hole with 42, and eventually finished at 79, with total of 297, sharing the third place with New Zealand's James Gill and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
Owing to the approaching typhoon, there were gusts of wind and intermittent rains. It was a hard day for all players, who could only try to avoid errors.
At the award-presenting ceremony, awards were handed out to the title winners and runners up in both group and individuals competitions.