HK’s Clear­wa­ter Bay Open re­turns for sec­ond year

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The suc­cess­ful Clear­wa­ter Bay Open will re­turn for a sec­ond year in 2017. The 72-hole tour­na­ment is set for Oc­to­ber 30-Novem­ber 5.

In 2016, Aus­tralian Daniel Nis­bet bat­tled Amer­i­can Alex Kang. Nis­bet won in a one-hole play­off in the first PGA TOUR-sanc­tioned event played at the stun­ning and pic­turesque course sit­u­ated along­side the South China Sea.

El­i­gi­ble play­ers in­clude all 2016 PGA TOUR China tour­na­ment win­ners, the top60 money-win­ners on the 2016 PGA TOUR China Or­der of Merit, the top-30 avail­able play­ers from the 2016 China Golf As­so­ci­a­tion Rank­ing List, 10 open qual­i­fiers and 10 spon­sor ex­emp­tions. Also, among oth­ers, up to 10 cur­rent Tour or PGA TOUR mem­bers and the top-three avail­able fin­ish­ers on the 2017 Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Or­der of Merit and the 2016 PGA TOUR Lati­noamérica Or­der of Merit will be el­i­gi­ble to play.

Nis­bet gave his whole­hearted en­dorse­ment of both the course and the tour­na­ment fol­low­ing his vic­tory in 2016. “This is the most en­joy­able week I’ve had on a golf course. This is the most breath­tak­ing course I’ve ever played. It’s hard to play bad golf around here.”

“The 2016 Clear­wa­ter Bay Open was a smash­ing suc­cess, with all credit go­ing to our play­ers and this tremen­dous golf course. This is a fab­u­lous club with whom we want to part­ner for the long term,” added Greg Gil­li­gan, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, PGA TOUR China.

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