Green bows out at the Belgian Knockout

Sat 19 May 2018

Green bows out at the Belgian Knockout


Antwerp, Belgium, May 19: Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Gavin Green’s brilliant run at the Belgian Knockout ended after he was eliminated by Austrian Matthias Schwab on Saturday.

The Malaysian finished his nine holes even-par, but Schwab was three shots better. Green started steadily with three consecutive pars but dropped a shot at the fourth hole. He recovered with a birdie at the eighth hole, but at that time, his opponent was already two shots ahead. Schwab ended the stroke play match with a birdie at the Rinkven International Golf Club.

Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand also ended his Belgian tournament after the first stroke play match. His one-over-par effort wasn’t enough to beat Paul McEvoy of England, who carded one-under-par.

Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent was defeated narrowly by his seeded opponent, James Heath, as he was just one shot behind the Englishman after nine holes.

David Lipsky of the United States progressed to the next round after defeating Spaniard Pedro Oriol. Lipsky was two-under-par, while Oriol was one-over par. However, the American was three-over-par when he was up against Englishman Matthew Baldwin, who ended even-par.