5 things we learned at the SMBC Singapore Open

Mon 21 Jan 2019

5 things we learned at the SMBC Singapore Open

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Sentosa, Singapore, January 21: Here are five takeaways from the SMBC Singapore Open where Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond claimed his third Asian Tour victory.

  1. With his win, Jazz Janewattananond became the third Thai, following Prayad Marksaeng (2017) and Thaworn Wiratchant (2001), to win the SMBC Singapore Open.
  2. Jazz also broke into the top-100 for the very first time after earning a total of 24 OWGR points to surge to a career-best 74th place.
  3. The young Thai set a new lowest winning score record for the tournament with his four day total of 18-under-par 266. He broke the record of 17-under-par 267 set by Adam Scott in 2010.
  4. The 2019 SMBC Singapore Open was part of The Open Qualifying Series for the third consecutive yearYoshinori Fujimoto grabbed the second available place on offer thanks to a tied-second result. The Japanese took an interest in golf at the young age of seven as his grandfather owns a driving range in Japan.
  5. Korea’s Doyeob Mun finished in tied-fifth in only his first appearance at the Singapore Open, which also earned him his ticket to The Open at Royal Portrush where he will make his Major debut.