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Juvic Pagunsan

Juvic Pagunsan
The 43-year-old Filipino produced a wonderful story as he guaranteed himself a return to The Open by ending a 10-year wait for his first Japan Tour title in May at the Mizuno Open.

Qualification

Juvic Pagunsan is exempt to play in Royal St George's

The 43-year-old Filipino produced a wonderful story as he guaranteed himself a return to The Open by ending a 10-year wait for his first Japan Tour title in May at the Mizuno Open.

Pagunsan, whose last appearance in the Championship came at Royal Liverpool in 2014, dispensed with the services of a caddie and carried a bag containing only 11 clubs. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, he could have used a buggy, but instead took out his 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-irons and employed a 19-degree utility club.

“I’m getting older and with 14 clubs it’s really heavy,” he explained. “I don’t like to use the electric carts since you have to go all the way around the greens.”

Two weeks earlier Pagunsan narrowly missed out on securing a place at Royal St George’s when Rikuya Hoshino pushed him into second spot at the Asia Pacific Diamond Cup.

He was the 2011 winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit, in a season when he lost a play-off for the Barclays Singapore Open to Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. Five years before that Pagunsan marked his European Tour debut with a runner-up finish behind Jose Manuel Lara at the Hong Kong Open.

Qualification

Juvic Pagunsan is exempt to play in Royal St George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
76
73
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T72
71
72
73
75
291
11

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