Camp­bell Claims First Pro ti­tle at Bei­jing Cham­pi­onship

HK Golfer - - CHINA FOCUS -

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.

Photo by PGA TOUR Series-China/ Zhuang Liu

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