Kanaya Pulls Off Spectacular Win!

Japan’s Takumi Kanaya (pictured) pulled of a fantastic come-from-behind win at the 10th Asia Pacific Amateur Championship which ended at the award-winning Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

His win was reminiscent of the victory that superstar Hideki Matsuyama experienced in 2011. The 20-year-old, who was the highest-ranked Japanese player in the field at No. 22, shot a five-under-par 65 on the final day to finish at 13-under-par 267, two shots ahead of India’s Rayhan Thomas (66) and compatriot and 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Keita Nakajima (67).

Kanaya earned an invitation to the 2019 Masters Tournament and a place in The 148th Open at Royal Portrush.

As runners-up, both Thomas and Nakajima will get the opportunity to play in The Open Qualifying Series.