Chinese Ace Scores A Come-From-Behind Win!
China’s Yuxin Lin (pictured) caused the home-town fans erupt into thunderous applause as he staged a spectacular sudden-death play-off to win the 2019 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
The Chinese ace, a previous winner of this tournament birdied the par-5 18th twice in the playoff to beat defending champion and world No. 1 Takumi Kanaya.
The show put on by Lin and Kanaya was another strong indication of the tremendous progress made by Asian youngsters and this augurs well for the future of golf on the giant Continent.
The sudden-death gladiators both finished at 10-under par and entered the first-ever playoff in the championship’s history. Both birdied the first extra hole, No. 18, in incredible fashion.
For the win Lin earned an invitation the 2020 Masters Tournament and The 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2020.