2013 Stars To Watch: Scott Barr

Fri 08 Feb 2013

2013 Stars To Watch: Scott Barr

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Singapore, February 8: As we prepare for the exciting 2013 Asian Tour season, which player do you think will emerge victorious?
Serene Loh, our communications executive, keeps her faith on Australia’s Scott Barr, whom she believes will finally earn his career breakthrough this year.
By Serene Loh, Executive Communications
In many high profile tournaments, much of the attention is usually centred around the marquee names.
However, I tend to look out for the underrated players whom I believe will relish the opportunity to take on the best and create an impression. One such player is Australia’s Scott Barr.
Barr finished in 21st position on the Asian Tour Order of Merit with total earnings of US$201,439.26 in 2012.
Although he has yet to win on the Asian Tour, his performance has been very consistent where he has even put himself into contention on several occasions..
With his wealth of experience since turning professional in 1994, I think it is not far-fetched to say that his maiden breakthrough could be just round the corner.
The man from Canberra was on the verge of lifting his maiden title at the SBI-SAIL Open after he put himself into contention on the final day in 2012.
He looked set for a grandstand finish until a costly triple-bogey six on the 17th hole put paid to his hopes of a win. Scott eventually finished third which was his best result of the season.
Apart from the SBI-SAIL Open, he has also finished top-10 at the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic earlier in the year.
In 2011, Scott notched three top-20s and qualified for his second Major appearance at the US Open where he missed the halfway cut.
He also enjoyed a solid season in 2010 with two seventh place finishes at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor
Masters and Mercuries Taiwan Masters.
His best finish came at the Iskandar Johor Open where he finished tied fifth to secure his Asian Tour card for the eighth consecutive year.
Having tracked and witnessed his string of consistent performances through the years, I think it’s a matter of time before Barr falls under the radar as a genuine contender who will go on to make his grand entry into the winner’s circle this season.
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