Players were greeted with sweltering conditions for the final round of the 2019 CGE Hainan Island Pro-Am at Mission Hills where Glenn Beckett continued his strong form to win the Haikou tournament.
Looking to improve on his rounds of 13 and 7 points, Beckett struggled early as a double bogey on the 4th hole threatened to push him out of contention.
Rallying with two birdies in his next four holes and nine solid pars on the back-9 Beckett’s efforts were enough to claim an impressive victory.
“I absolutely love coming to China. I don’t play much golf anymore, so it’s great to come here with my friends and enjoy everything that Mission Hills and Haikou have to offer,” said Beckett.
“Everything about the week has been first class and I’ll be the first person putting my name down to return next year.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Steve and Kevin from CGE for all their work and to Mission Hills and the Hainan government for making the event a great success.”
The final round was held on the challenging Blackstone course where scoring quickly became difficult as players were faced with temperatures of up to 36 degrees.
Leigh Deagan returned consistent rounds of 5, 6 and 8 points, his steady play good enough for an outright second finish.
Highlighting the morning round, Michael Faraone was out on course early looking to build on his previous rounds of 0 and 2 points. With his putter catching fire on the back-9, he returned the equal round of the day with 9 stableford points.
Not to be outdone, Stephen Brown birdied the tough first hole and added another four birdies to equal Faraones’s efforts on 9 points and finish the tournament tied for third place alongside Andrew Duffin.
In another fantastic story for the event, Mornington Golf Club Professional Michael Faraone along with his Junior Academy Students Cooper Marriot, Aidan McDonagh and Harry Dobson claimed the teams event by a whopping 24 points, with a total of 129.
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