Yuxin Lin wins Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and a spot at Carnoustie
China’s Yuxin Lin receives direct entry into The 147th Open at Carnoustie after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Wellington Golf Club yesterday (Sunday 29 October).
Lin, aged 17, started the final round with a one shot lead over compatriot Andy Zhang and the pair remained in a closely fought battle throughout the day. Tied with three holes remaining, it was Yuxin Lin who clinched victory with a stunning birdie, eagle finish.
His final round 65 sets a new course record, something that may be forgotten after clinching the Championship and a spot in both The Open and The Masters. After the win Lin said: “I’m very proud of myself. It means a lot to me to play in The Masters and The Open next year.”
As runner-up, Zhang, receives a place at The Open Qualifying Series where he will have an opportunity to join Lin at Carnoustie in July.
Held in New Zealand for the first time in its nine-year history, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship concluded The R&A’s championships for the 2017 season.
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