The last putt was par on hole 18 and UAE-Japanese player Keita Nakajima made a pair of 15-foot putts on the last three holes on Friday. He shot 67.4 under par, leading by 1 pool in the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. With the winner taking a place in the Masters and British Open in St Andrews next year. This laid the foundation for impressive results at Dubai Creek and Yacht Club. The British Open fans can buy British Open Tickets from our website.

 Keita Nakajima made a pair of 15-foot putts on the last three holes on Friday
Keita Nakajima made a pair of 15-foot putts on the last three holes on Friday

He has already won an exemption in the Japan Golf Tour this year. Nakajima is the No.01 amateur in the world. Together with Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and former number one amateur Takumi Kanaya. He is trying to become the only Japanese winner of the tournament.

Became the only three-time champion who now plays in Florida and won the championship. Since the start of the 2009 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, followed by Lin Yuxin, who shot 65. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was cancelled last year. In 2017 and 2019 Lin started his college career in Southern California. Nakajima’s score was 202.11 under par.

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The Japanese star made a 15-foot birdie that took the lead late in the round on the difficult 16th hole. On the final hole, an erratic kick-off forced him to miss a penalty. But he successfully escaped by pushing the par putt away.

“The 16-hole that catches a big bird, I’m very pleased with the 18-hole par. I just want to be ready tomorrow morning so it’s good to finish them one under par. The last three holes are very challenging on this course,” says Nakajima.

“One shot ahead, I’m really excited to be where I am now the way I finish makes me feel very confident.”

Nakajima's score was 202.11 under par
Nakajima’s score was 202.11 under par

At the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship champion, Chinese player Bo Jin stayed ahead until he bogeyed into the last two holes. He and South Korean player Sam Choi shot 70, 2 shots behind.

Jeremy Lin had a strong start after swallowing a double bogey in the second round, and the shot from 7th position didn’t slow his momentum.

“It would be nice to be able to win three consecutive championships, I’m very pleased to have this chance to participate in the competition again,” said Lin.

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