Campbell Claims First Pro title at Beijing Championship
Canada’s Peter Campbell shot a closing 70 to hold off China’s Huilin Zhang and win his first pro title at the RMB 1.5 million Beijing Championship. Campbell, 35, is the third Canadian to win on Tour, following 2015 winners Justin
Shin and Eugene Wong.
The left-hander held a twostroke lead after the second and third rounds at Topwin Golf and Country Club, and finished 17-under, just one ahead of playing partner Zhang (68), a winner on the Tour in 2015 and 2016.
Campbell, who previously played on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, had even considered withdrawing ahead of the Beijing Championship after missing the cut in the previous two events but decided to play with a “no-care attitude” at Topwin that helped him cope with the pressure of leading.
“It worked. I don’t know how I did it. I mean, nothing really phased me out there. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before, so definitely something to think about going forward,” said Campbell.