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Green closes in on Asian Tour merit title

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Gavin Green remains on course to become the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit title with two events left on the 2017 schedule.

Despite missing the cut at last week’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, Green leads by over US$100,000 in the latest standings. He only needs to make the cut and earn slightly more than US$3,000 at this week’s Joburg Open as his closest rivals, David Lipsky, SSP Chawrasia and Scott Hend, have opted not to tee up at the R16.5 million (approximately US$1.2 million) event.

“It has always been my dream to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit and I hope I can realise it,” said Green.

The 2017 Asian Tour comes to a close with next week’s US$750,000 Indonesian Masters at Royale Jakarta.

2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit – Top-10 as at December 4:

  1. Gavin GREEN (MAS) – $572,536.06
  2. David LIPSKY (USA) $461,179.11
  3. S.S.P. CHAWRASIA (IND) $440,747.64
  4. Scott HEND (AUS) $439,229.60
  5. Wade ORMSBY (AUS) $423,896.00
  6. Phachara KHONGWATMAI (THA) $364,799.42
  7. Poom SAKSANSIN (THA) $326,678.51
  8. Jazz JANEWATTANANOND   (THA) $305,925.43
  9. Daisuke KATAOKA   (JPN) $284,489.61
  10. Shiv KAPUR   (IND) $280,930.50

Selected:

28. Nicholas FUNG (MAS) – $153,201.52

40. Ben LEONG (MAS) – $103,131.50

42. Danny CHIA (MAS) – $93,755.84

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