Catlin Claims Maiden Asian Tour Ti­tle

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Amer­i­can John Catlin won his maiden Asian Tour ti­tle af­ter card­ing a fi­nal-round three-un­der-par 69 to win the US$300,000 Asia-Pa­cific Clas­sic. The 27-year-old had a nervy start as he dropped two shots on his open­ing nine holes. How­ever, he re­cov­ered when it mat­tered most, scor­ing birdies on holes 11, 13 and 14 be­fore hold­ing on for his vic­tory on a 16-un­der­par 272 to­tal at the St An­drews Golf Club in He­nan, China.

Thai­land’s Natipong Srithong (66) and Aus­tralia’s Adam Blyth (70) share sec­ond place, two shots be­hind Catlin. Natipong shot six birdies dur­ing his flaw­less round, but it was a case of too lit­tle, too late. Blyth rued his bo­gey at the 10th, which took away his mo­men­tum in his chase for the ti­tle.

The Asia Pa­cific Clas­sic is the Asian Tour’s sec­ond stop in China this sea­son. The tour­na­ment is part of the Asian Tour’s strate­gic part­ner­ship with the China Golf As­so­ci­a­tion where the goal is to grow and de­velop pro­fes­sional golf in the re­gion.

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