The first time of the G4D Tour in the Asian continent, played by 10 of the best golfers with disabilities at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club in Singapore, was the scene of an exciting challenge to the last shot between the South African David Watts (70, 69, -5 ) and the English Kipp Popert (71, 71, -3).
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Watts started the second day one stroke ahead of Pobert but had to fight back after the Englishman took the lead over the first nine holes. But just when it looked like Popert was heading for his sixth title on the G4D Tour, Watts – thanks to back-to-back birdies at the 15th and 16th holes – retook the championship lead.
On the 17th hole (a difficult par 3) Pobert went into the water to finish with a double bogey, further extending Watts’ lead. The players then closed the 18 with a birdie each. David Watts, at his fifth participation in the G4D Tour, comments on his first victory as follows: “It’s difficult to put into words, it’s a slightly surreal feeling.
I am happy to have crossed this milestone. This morning I was a little nervous, but Kipp got off to a good start right away. I tried to stay in the game, did what I could do to put the ball in the hole and then started playing well towards the back nine.
I’ve holed up some nice putts and some birdies, certainly three birdies in the last four holes always helps. It was tough to win against Kipp, he is a formidable player. To win against him like this, and go home with the trophy, well, I couldn’t be happier!” The blue Tommaso Perrino (79, 74, +9) closes in fifth place tied with the Irish Conor Stone.
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