Williams Dominates at Hong Kong Golf Club

Doug Williams receives the 2017 Hong Kong Seniors Amateur Open Championship trophy from Kenneth Lam, Vice President of the HKGA. Picture by HK Golfer

Hong Kong: Veteran Hong Kong Golf Club member Doug Williams has continued his remarkable string of success in the Hong Kong Seniors Amateur Open Championship.
Making the most of local knowledge, Williams raced to an 18-stroke victory over the Eden Course at Fanling.
It was the former Hong Kong international’s fifth successive triumph in the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA)-organised event.
Williams followed up an opening five-under-par 65 with a 68 on day two to open up an unassailable 16-shot lead.
In the final round, Williams bagged five more birdies en route to a 68 and a 54-hole aggregate of 201.
Malaysian Calvin Wong carded a closing 69 to finish second overall. He also won the 60-64 age group division. Third place went to overall Ian Clarke from the United Kingdom on 228.
A further stroke back in fourth was Joe Pethes, for whom a final-round 73 ensured he claimed top prize in the Over 70 segment.
Williams said: “The HKGA always organises the best tournaments in Hong Kong. I have said this for several years … and it’s true. I also want to recognise the volunteers and referees for their time, effort and help.
“The course is in great condition. To win this tournament for fifth time in a row, I have to say I feel pretty good. But I’m so happy that people come from all over the world to play in this event. As a member of the Hong Kong Golf Club, it’s great to see people come to play from different places.”
In total, 90 players started the tournament, including 42 overseas players from 12 different countries.
The Hong Kong Golf Club is a Golf Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

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