The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Hong Kong, after 3 days of golf from Oct 1st – 3rd, Truong Chi Quan had a 54-hole with a total of 220 (+10) placing him tied for 58th overall of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) after Sunday’s fourth round was cancelled due to high winds and rainfall from a nearby typhoon.
The 17-year-old Vietnamese golfer had to play under extreme pressure coming from Asia’s highest-ranked amateur golfers, but he managed to finish the first round with a 2-under-par 68 for the championship and remained at the top of the leader board. However, on the second day, he made many unnecessary errors with 5 bogeys and just 1 birdie after first 6 holes. Fortunately, the eagle on the 7th hole helped him to get confidence back, he played better and better in the last 11 holes and finished the second round at 5-over par 75 bringing his two-round total to 143 (+3). With this result, Truong Chi Quan became one of sixty-two players made the cut – representing the top 60 for the final 36 holes.
On the third day of 2015 ACC, Truong Chi Quan shot a 77 (+10). A lengthy suspension in play on the last day, due to high winds and rainfall from a nearby typhoon, eliminated the possibility of play being completed before darkness. When a full day’s play could not be completed, the result of 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship was declared after 54 holes.
With 3-round total is 220 (+10), Truong Chi Quan ranks 58th. Cheng Jin became the winner of the 2015 AAC at 11-under-par over joint runners-up, Ryan Ruffels and Cameron Davis of Australia. The win means the Beijing native becomes the second player from China to lift the AAC trophy following the triumph of Guan Tianlang in 2012.
Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
Established in 2009, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship has quickly become one of the most celebrated amateur golf tournaments in the world. The 2015 AAC featured 120 players from the APGC’s member associations and be played over 72-holes of stroke play, with a cut for the leading 60 players plus ties after 36 holes. Television coverage included three hours of live broadcast on each of the four days and a 30-minute highlights show, and aired in more than 150 countries, confirming it as the world’s most televised amateur golf tournament.