ADT: Arie looks ahead to greener pastures

Tue 03 Jun 2014

ADT: Arie looks ahead to greener pastures

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Manila, June 3: Malaysia’s Arie Irawan believes his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) victory is within sight as he takes aim at the US$60,000 ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship which starts on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Malaysian has been sharpening his game on the ADT since 2013and  will put his experience to good use when he tees off against a talented field at the Orchard Golf and Country Club.
He will be joined by upcoming Filipino stars Charles Hong, James Ryan Lam and Carl Santos-Ocampo.
Angelo Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner, will also headline the field alongside Brett Munson of the United States and Englishmen Peter Richardson and Grant Jackson.
Arie hopes to continue on his learning path with the aim of landing his first career title on the ADT, which was created in 2010 as a gateway to the premier Asian Tour.
“I’m beginning to see improvement in my game and it showed in my recent results. I believe it’s all still a learning process for me and I’m not going to put any expectations on myself yet,” said the Malaysian.
He missed only one cut in six appearances on the ADT this season while notching two top-10s including a tied 16th result at the ICTSI Riviera Classic in the Philippines last week.
His solid performances pushed him to 11th on the Order of Merit and he will stand a good chance of improving his rankings this week.
“The ADT has been a good platform for me to develop and improve my game and I’m always committed in every event that I show up in,” he explained.
“Playing in these events allow me to identify the strength and weakness in my game and that’s where I can access my game and make the necessary improvements. Hopefully it’ll not be long before I begin to make headway,” said a confident Arie.
The ADT, which was launched in 2010 with five tournaments before growing to eight in 2011, 13 in 2012 and a record 16 in the 2013 season, has established itself as a gateway to the Asian Tour.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
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About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.