China Double for Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects

Neil Haworth

Shenzhen, China: Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects enjoyed a notable Chinese double.
The company that is an Associate Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation had the distinction of seeing two of its creations stage professional tournaments in China this week.
The Shuangshan Golf Course in Jiangsu Province was the venue for a China LPGA Tour event that concluded on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Genzon Golf Club in the south of the country once more provided a worthy test for European Tour players in the Shenzhen International.
Opened in 1994 and re-modelled in 2007 by Neil Haworth, the Genzon course has also previously hosted the Volvo China Open, making it the first Chinese course to stage two different European Tour events.
In a tense finale to the 2017 Shenzhen International, Austrian Bernd Wiesberger beat England’s Tommy Fleetwood at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off.
The triumph for Wiesberger was the culmination of an excellent run of form. He has not missed a cut since the US PGA Championship, claiming seven top-five finishes in that time.
His eighth gave him his fourth win on the European Tour in his 200th event and his first in a play-off after losing the previous three times he had gone to extra holes
“I’m feeling a bit relieved now I have to say,” said Wiesberger. “I’ve had a stretch of really good events the last couple of months and it’s really nice to have a trophy again.
“We have really good players out here, all up for it, playing well and throwing a lot at me. At the end of the day I’m just glad I got myself into the spot where I could play for the title.
“Tommy has had a great day today and I’m just grateful to make that one shot when I needed to.”

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