KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) – Malaysia's top-ranked golfer, Gavin Kyle Green secured the final spot in the 2018 ISPS Handa Melbourne World Cup of Golf, to be held from Nov 22-25 at the Metropolitan Golf Club in the Melbourne Sandbelt, Australia.
Green who is ranked 173rd in the world is among 28 players named by the tournament officials today to take part in the US$7 million (RM28.971 million) tournament which will feature 56 top players representing 28 countries.
Green was selected to participate in the tournament after two players – C.T. Pan of Taiwan and Chile’s Joaquin Niemann decided to pull out from the tournament.
The 24-year-old long-hitting player created history in 2017 after becoming the first Malaysian to lift the Asian Tour Order of Merit title and also the second youngest golfer after Noh Seung-yul of South Korea to win the accolade.
During the season, he won his maiden Asian Tour victory at the Taiwan Masters besides finishing as runner-up thrice, at the India Open, Shinhan Donghae Open and also the Yeangder Heritage Tournament.....