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Jin Cheng fires 62 at Asia-Pacific Amateur
Jim Cheng
Jim Cheng
SAI KUNG, Hong Kong — Jin Cheng went on a late round tear at The Clearwater Bay Country Club, beginning with a birdie 3 at the par-4 17th. He eagled the par-5 18th, then fired 5-under 30 on the front nine to card 62 and lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur by two strokes.

The first round was delayed by rain, and was not concluded on day one. The remaining players finished their opening round Friday morning. Iowa State golfer Nick Voke, of New Zealand, and Gregory Foo of Singapore came in two back of Cheng at 6-under 64. Foo went bogey-free while Voke, like Cheng, caught fire on the front nine and posted 30.

Rongjian Tang of China and Devin Hua of Guam are tied for fourth at 65. Overall, 42 players will begin the second round in red figures, and another 13 are at even-par 70.

Round two has begun, and live scoring can be found at the link below.

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.

FUTURE SITES:
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
1ChinaCheng JinChina125062-68-69=199
T2AustraliaRyan RuffelsAustralia75069-64-67=200
T2AustraliaCameron DavisAustralia75069-64-67=200
T4Chinese TaipeiChun An YuChinese Taipei50066-69-67=202
T4KoreaTae Ho KimKorea50066-68-68=202

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