Putrajaya, Aug 10: In a remarkable display of skill and tenacity, Gavin Green, Malaysia’s leading professional golfer, secured a commanding victory at the Corolla Cross Cup, held at the esteemed Palm Garden Golf Club.
This triumph marked Green’s first home-soil win since the Tun Ahmad Sarji Trophy in February last year, showcasing his unwavering prowess on the course.Amidst fierce competition, Green delivered a stellar performance, carding a magnificent five-under 67, culminating in an impressive three-day aggregate of 16-under 200.
This feat allowed him to effortlessly surge past the challenges posed by his opponents, including co-leader Paul San, who had shared the limelight with Green after two rounds.
Paul’s even-par 72 was no match for Green’s exceptional form.Green’s masterful play was characterized by a dynamic display of skill, evident through six birdies on holes 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 14.
While a lone bogey on the par 3 seventh briefly interrupted his impeccable scorecard, Green’s unwavering focus and determination propelled him to maintain his lead throughout the tournament.
His strategic execution and unwavering resolve were key in securing his triumphant victory.
Reflecting on his achievement, Green expressed his elation, “I’m really happy to win this event, which is part of the prestigious Toyota Tour. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported me, and I dedicate this victory to my brother Galven, who recently celebrated his birthday.
“Green’s success at the Corolla Cross Cup serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to the sport and his undeniable talent. With his eyes set on the future, Green is poised to compete in four consecutive events on the DP World Tour, commencing in Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Ireland, and England.
As he continues to ascend the global rankings, Green’s sights are also set on representing Malaysia at the highly anticipated 2024 Paris Olympics.
The Corolla Cross Cup, a pivotal event within the Toyota Tour presented by UMW Toyota Motor, managed by the Professional Golf Malaysia and delivered by MST Golf Group Berhad, showcases the finest talents in the golfing world.
The men’s division featured a purse of RM180,000, with Green securing the coveted winner’s share of RM31,500.
Additionally, amateur standout Liyana Durisic exhibited remarkable composure, securing victory in the Ladies championship through a captivating play-off.Green’s resounding victory at the Corolla Cross Cup cements his status as a true golfing maestro, inspiring both fellow competitors and avid enthusiasts alike.
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