Former local golfer, Jasper Stubbs, has claimed his biggest victory in the sport, an impressive come-from-behind victory in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne over the weekend.
The win has certainly opened plenty of doors for the talented 22-year-old, guaranteed a start in the 2024 US Masters and 2024 British Open, as well as the 2024 British Amateur Championship, one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur championships in the world.
The Asia-Pacific Amateur field consisted of 120 of the top male amateurs from the Asia-Pacific region, from 37 nations, competing in a tournament that was created in 2009, further developing amateur golf throughout the region.
Stubbs was successful on the second playoff hole over China's Wenyi Ding and Sampson Zheng, after shooting a two under par round of 69 in the field round to make up six shots on third round leader Zheng, who shot a course record 65 during the tournament.
Stubbs' local knowledge and superior ability in the difficult and blustery conditions was advantageous in the final round.
IMAGE: The smiles tell the story, former local golfer, Jasper Stubbs, pictured with his parents after winning the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne on the weekend. The win has guaranteed Stubbs a start in the 2024 US Masters and 2024 British Open, as well as 2024 British Amateur Championship, one of the biggest and most prestigious amateur championships in the world. (PS)
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