ADT: Munson seeks more success

Fri 30 May 2014

ADT: Munson seeks more success

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Manila, May 30: Brett Munson of the United States will take aim at another shot of glory when he continues a two-week Philippine swing at the US$60,000 ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship next week.
After missing out on an Asian Tour card at Qualifying School, Munson announced his arrival in Asia by winning his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship in Malaysia in March.
The victory propelled him to third on the Order of Merit, a position where he hopes to cement or improve as the top-five players on the final Merit rankings will earn an exclusive Asian Tour card for 2015.
Munson will be among a talented cast at the Orchard Golf and Country Club which include ADT winners Masaru Takahashi and Mitsuhiko Hashizume of Japan and Englishmen Grant Jackson and Peter Richardson.
The ADT was inaugurated in 2010 and it has been a platform for many international golfers such as Jonathan Moore, the 2011 ADT Order of Merit winner and Berry Henson, who won his first Asian Tour title two weeks after his triumph on the ADT in Malaysia three years ago.
Munson hopes to follow in their footsteps and enjoy the success which his countrymen Moore and Henson have enjoyed in Asia.
“I feel that there are a lot of opportunities here in Asia. That’s why I came all the way here from the United States. It has been really enjoyable playing on the ADT because the tournaments are very well-organised.
“I haven’t really settled down in Asia yet but I am planning to find a place in Hua Hin, Thailand for this year just to work on my game and to get use to everything here. The Asian Tour is one of the better Tours around so hopefully I can work my way up from the ADT,” said Munson.
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.