Todd Sinnott opens up Asia-Pacific Amateur with one-shot lead
Todd Sinnott
Todd Sinnott
MELBOURNE, Australia (Oct. 22, 2014) — Playing the Composite Course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Todd Sinnott, a native of Australia, leads by one after 18 holes of play at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

Sinnott teed off early at the former President's Cup course and took advantage of much milder conditions compared to those who had later tee times.

The current 47-ranked player in the world according to the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com player rankings, leads the event by one shot over Guan Tianlang of China.

Aside from Sinnott, 11 other players are under-par heading into Firday's second round.

Sinnott thinks the remaining 54 holes will play much tougher.

“I don’t think you’ll ever see Royal Melbourne play as easy as that,” Sinnott told Julie Williams of Golfweek. “In saying that, weather-wise, there’s not much wind out there and to be honest, there were a few friendly pins out there."

Three players are tied for third at 69, including Australian Murdaca, Thailand's Tawan Phongphun, and China's Lee Chieh-Po.

ABOUT THE Asia-Pacific Amateur

The Asian-Pacific Amateur (formerly known as the Asian Amateur) is the first of a series of worldwide championships put together by a between the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), the Masters Tournament and The R&A. The event offers the winner an invitation to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. The champion and runner(s)-up earn spots in The Open Qualifying Series for The Open. The event has historically moved throughout the region and has now been held in China (2009, 2013), Japan (2010), Singapore (2011), Thailand (2012), Australia (2014) and Hong Kong (2015).

A field, topping out at 120 players, is selected by the following criteria.

The top two ranked amateur players from each of the APGC member countries plus the four top ranked players from the host country. If there is not a sufficient number of players ranked from that member country, the member country may nominate a player(s) from their country, to be approved by the APGC, to fulfill the two positions eligible from that country.

The remainder of the field will be filled taking the next highest ranked players of APGC member countries, not otherwise qualified. The maximum number of eligible players from any APGC member country (with the exception of the host country) is six. Additional players may be offered at the event's discretion.

The ninth edition of the event will be held in New Zealand where it will be staged by Royal Wellington Golf Club from 26 – 29 October, 2017. It will be the first time the championship is held in New Zealand.

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Results For Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship
Place  PtsScores
1AustraliaAntonio MurdacaAustralia100069-68-67-71=275
2JapanMikumu HorikawaJapan70075-71-67-69=282
3AustraliaTodd SinnottAustralia50067-71-74-71=283
4AustraliaRyan RuffelsAustralia50071-71-75-68=285
T5ChinaZecheng DouChina50073-72-71-70=286

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