Balinese Bonanza for Giles

Matthew Giles triumphed in Bali.
Matthew Giles triumphed in Bali.

Bali, Indonesia: Matthew Giles sank a clutch birdie putt on the last hole to eke out a one-stroke win in the US$76,000 Bali National Golf Championship.
The 25-year-old Australian was tied with Lindsay Renolds of Canada before holing a 30-foot birdie to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title with a closing three-under-par 69 at the Bali National Golf Club.
Renolds, who led by two shots early in the round, shot a 68 to settle for his fourth runner-up finish on the ADT while Sutijet Kooratanapisan of Thailand and current Order of Merit leader Hsieh Chi-hsien of Chinese Taipei finished third and fourth respectively.
“It is always nice to make a putt on the 18th hole to win an event. It feels fantastic. It has been a great week,” said Giles, who totalled 12-under-par 276 to win US$13,300 and earn six Official World Golf Ranking points.
“This is a demanding course. There are holes where you can make birdies or eagles but if you hit a bad shot then you will be punished. Every hole has its own little challenge. I just stayed in the moment and thankfully it worked out.
“The front nine is more challenging. I grinded out on the front and was lucky enough to birdie 10, 11, 13 and 15. I think I probably played 10 or nine-under on the back nine for the tournament,” said Giles.
 

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