HK’s Motin Ye­ung Wins Kun­ming Cham­pi­onship

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Motin Ye­ung be­came the first HK player to win a PGA TOUR Se­ries China ti­tle when he tri­umphed in a three-way play­off at the RMB 1.5 mil­lion Kun­ming Cham­pi­onship.

Ye­ung, 24, sank a 10-foot birdie putt at the first ex­tra hole to deny Cal­lum Tar­ren and Amer­i­can Joseph Guner­man, the joint 54-hole leader with Canada’s Richard Jung.

The ex-HK na­tional player was thrilled to win with his girl­friend and friends in the stands, hav­ing se­cured his place in the play­off with a third suc­ces­sive 65. After fail­ing to record a birdie in his first 12 holes on Thurs­day, he birdied 27 of his last 60 holes in reg­u­la­tion – plus the first ex­tra hole.

Ye­ung has helped the HK team to win a sil­ver medal in the 2013 Na­tional Games of China.

The Florida-based Ye­ung, who was born and raised in Bei­jing be­fore mov­ing to the U.S.A. in 2006, is now another con­tender for a Tour card after earn­ing full sta­tus on the PGA TOUR Se­ries-China through 2019 with his vic­tory.

Photo by PGA TOUR Se­ries-China/ Zhuang Liu

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