Sergio Garcia takes out Singapore Open

Published: 23-Jan-2018      Updated: 13-Jun-2018
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At the final round of the 2018 SMBC Singapore Open, playing on Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course, Masters champion Sergio Garcia's final round hit of 68 gave him the win by five strokes. 

Weather conditions caused Saturday's play to be cut short.  This meant that Garcia had to complete his third round on Sunday and at the end of it he was just one shot in front. Early in the fourth round, however, he found his form and powered through. 

“It is nice to start the year like this,” said Garcia. “It was not easy. It might have looked easy but I still had to hit a lot of good shots and I was able to do that.

“I played very well and was very steady on the back nine, trying to make birdies but making sure I did not make any bogeys.”

He did that and considerably more.  Fending off Satoshi Kodaira from Japan who finished with 71 and Shaun Norris of South Africa on 70, Garcia wrapped it up with 14-under 270, five shots ahead of Kodaira.   Two Thai players shared fourth place: Jazz Janewattananond and Danthai Boonma, with Australia's Lucas Herbert sharing the follow up leaderboard spot with Sean Crocker (US).

22 year old Jazz Janewattananond is a name to watch out for in the future. Jazz was only 15 when he became a professional and last year he won his first Asian Tour. With Sunday's final tally score of 71,  Jazz is likely to be playing at The Open Championship.

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The SMBC Singapore Open is 'a jointly-sanctioned event between the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation' since 2016. 


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