After V. Khavish Varman made his Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) debut, he showed his ability to challenge the heavyweight players in the region. The American golfer started encouragingly on Wednesday with a 2-under 69 and finished 12th at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. The British Open 2022 fans can buy British Open Tickets from our website.
If Khavish hadn’t made a bogey on the 18th hole, he could have entered the top 10.
Previously, the 175th-ranked player in the world swallowed another bogey of the day at the 8th hole, catching four consecutive birdies from the 9th to the 12th hole.
His attempt on the first lap made him just two strokes slower than the speed. The first round of the lead was shared by seven players, including championship favorites: the world number one, Keita Nakajima, and the defending champion of China, Lin Yuxin.
Rizq Adam Rohizam had a small start and became the second Malaysian in the 93-man live match. He mixed a birdie and two bogeys and shot 72, tied for 41st place.
British Open Marcus Lim and Nateeshvar A. Ganesh battle it out to enter the top 50 after finishing 74 and 79 respectively. Marcus is tied for 60th, while Nateeshvar is tied for 79th.
V. Khavish Varman
Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) is one of the most prestigious amateur events for men in the world. As the winner will be invited to participate in two professional events next year. The Masters and the British Open. Leading the first round.
67: Lukas Michel (Australia), Sam Choi (South Korea), Alexander Yang (Hong Kong), Lin Yuxin (China), Keita Nakajima (Japan), Jimmy Zheng (New Zealand), Cho Woo-young (South Korea);
68: Hayden Hopewell (Aus), Chen Chi-chun (Tpe), Aaron Du (Chn), Kho Taichi (Hkg);
69: Tunyapt Sukkoed (Tazhou), Kim Baek-jun (Kor), Peng Bo (China), Riki Kawamoto (Jpn), V. Khavish Varman, Sarut Vongchaisit (Tha).
Selected Malaysians: 74: Marcus Lim, 79: Nateeshvar A. Ganesh 72: Rizq Adam Rohizam
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