• Mark BROWN

    NZL

    • Date of birth Feb 09, 1975
    • Turned Pro
    • Residence
    • Family Others

Biography

Career Highlights

  1. Mark broke through in a big way in 2008 by winning back-to-back titles on the Asian Tour.
  2. He won the inaugural SAIL Open by four strokes in India and then went on to win the prestigious Johnnie Walker Classic, also held in India.
  3. Also finished in the top 10 at the Volvo China Open, Mercuries Taiwan Masters and Hero Honda Indian Open.
  4. His maiden triumph was an emotional affair as Mark remembered his late father, who was somewhat disappointed with him after he took a sabbatical from the game several years ago as he did not feel he was competitive enough.
  5. Mark also enjoyed his major debut at the US PGA Championship where he played in all four rounds and also won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, thanks largely to his triumph in the Johnnie Walker Classic.
  6. His good form in 2008 capped a memorable return to the top flight for the Kiwi, who quit professional golf and worked as a junior development coach for a brief spell.
  7. But after earning his Asian Tour card in 2007, Mark enjoyed a strong second half of the season when he finished tied fifth in the Hero Honda Indian Open and followed that up with tied eighth finishes in the Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational and the star-studded Barclays Singapore Open.
  8. The Kiwi ended his season on a strong note by challenging for the Volvo Masters of Asia title before settling for joint fourth place. In 2009, Mark’s best finish was a tied 19th at the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea.
  9. In the following year he claimed a tied 10th placing at the Maybank Malaysian Open. He claimed sixth spot in the New Zealand PGA Championship in 2006.
  10. Had also played in Asia during the mid-1990s.
  11. As an amateur, he was highly rated and won several sporting awards in his home country. He finished fourth in the individual category of the Eisenhower Trophy in Paris in 1994, one stroke better than Tiger Woods. Under the guidance of Mal Tongue, one of New Zealand’s top coaches, he regained his

Asian Tour Victories

  1. 2008 SAIL Open presented by Jaypee Greens, India
  2. 2008 Johnnie Walker Classic, India
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth MC 69 76 - - 145 1 -
ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open T11 68 68 66 65 267 -18 US$ 13,871
Sarawak Championship 6 65 71 67 66 269 -19 US$ 9,990
Bank BRI Indonesia Open T16 72 70 67 70 279 -9 US$ 6,187
Royal Cup T14 67 68 68 73 276 -4 US$ 6,240
Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways T18 75 68 71 72 286 -2 US$ 10,822

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