Kiradech Aphibarnrat secures his place for 2018 Masters
The Indonesian Masters closed to a quite dramatic finish. The results at the end of the day might not have been favourable for Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who conceded defeat to Justin Rose. Despite missing out on the win, the golfer from Thailand looks to have scored big outside the course. The 28-year-old Kiradech Aphibarnrat has secured his place in the Augusta National major championship, which takes place in April next year. Many were left to speculate as to how could this happen because Kiradech did not win at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Sunday. The answer lies within the Indonesian Masters itself. Kiradech Aphibarnrat started the tournament ranked 56th. To qualify for a Masters tournament, a player needs to be within the top 50 by the end of 2017. And thanks to some heroics in the 72nd hole, Aphibarnrat will finish the year within the top 50 of the world. He needed an eagle on the par 5 to finish in the top 5 of the Indonesian Masters and he hit it home rightfully. Heading into Monday’s update, Aphibarnrat will be ranked 51st. By the end of this year, he will move into the top 50 as the two players preceding him will wind up losing points. This is a remarkable accomplishment considering Aphibarnrat was ranked 160th in September, and his consistency has finally paid off.
Justin Rose clinches Indonesian Masters
Justin Rose acquired his third tournament win in just seven weeks. The world number six won the Indonesian Masters by eight shots. The Indonesian Masters which took place at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, in Jakarta saw quite an unpredictable day. The 37-year-old Justin Rose finished with a six-under 66 by the tenth hole and was already leading by three. In the final round, he hit eight birdies along with an eagle within the first 13 holes to finish with noteworthy figures. The 18-year-old Phachara Khongwatmai from Thailand finished in the second place with 65. The teenager shot into the spotlight by becoming the youngest winner of the professional golf championship, Sing Hua Hin Open in 2013. The weather conditions were not favourable throughout as play had to be stopped few times.
Fire breaks out at Dutchess Golf Club
An intense fire broke out at the Dutchess Golf Club in Poughkeepsie on Sunday. Thankfully no one was harmed, but the flames destroyed single story shed house which was located on the course. Fire chief Tory Gallante’s unit responded rapidly when reports of black smoke was seen at the golf course. The firefighters completely doused the fire within half an hour, but the shed was reduced to ashes.