Fresh from a successful American summer tour, Leon D’Souza swept to a wire-to-wire victory in the Faldo Series Hong Kong Championship. In so doing, the Hong Kong resident earned himself another shot at regional glory in the 10th anniversary Faldo Series Asia Grand Final.
"I was pretty calm. I didn’t worry too much and just stuck to my gameplan,” said D’Souza after signing for an accomplished closing four-under-par 68 over the demanding North Course at the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Course.
"I’ve been feeling confident with my game. My swing was pretty good. I missed a couple of putts … but I made quite a few and had some birdies. I got lucky with a couple of tee shots but they were safe and I made par on those holes,” added D’Souza, who turned 17 in May.
D’Souza moved to the top of the lederboard with an opening 71 and maintained his one-stroke advantage from Emily Leung following a second-round 75.
Thanks to four birdies in a five-hole final-day streak on the back nine, D’Souza posted a 54-hole aggregate of two-under-par 214 - nine strokes clear of second-placed Mimi Ho.
Among his future targets is the 2016 Faldo Series Asia Grand Final, to be hosted by Sir Nick Faldo at Mission Hills China next March.
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