Seniors Finish 5th in Asia-Pacific Championship

Held from 14-16 October at Qingdao Ling Hai Hot Spring Golf Club in China's northerly Shandong province, the 2015 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championship saw New Zealand win by seven shots after finishing on a four-day score of 909. Japan placed second, while Australia bagged third spot, a further five shot adrift

Hong Kong - represented by (pictured left to right) John Ball (playing captain), Tony Taylor, Doug Williams, Joe Pethes, Robert Cho and Chu Koon-ching - performed admirably, finishing the event in fifth place, just nine shots behind the fourth-placed Philippines team but ahead of India (sixth), Korea, Pakistan and Singpaore (tied seventh).

With a length exceeding 6,800 yards, the water-laced Ling Hai course provided an especially challenging test for the field - which was reflected by the fact that only one sub-par score was registered over the four days.

Doug Williams, who has excelled since qualifying as a senior two years ago, was Hong Kong's highest-placed player. The Hong Kong Golf Club member bounced back from an uncharacteristic 85 on day one with scores of 75 and 74 to finish 13th in the individual standings.

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