Mizuno makes his move at PGM Maybank ADT Championship

Sat 01 Dec 2018

Mizuno makes his move at PGM Maybank ADT Championship


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 1: Japan’s Shinichi Mizuno took over the third round lead by carding a one-under-par 71 to hold a one-shot lead over Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong and Sweden’s Oscar Zetterwall at the season-ending PGM Maybank ADT Championship on Saturday.

Mizuno was among the 50 players who had made the cut at the RM225,000 (approximately US$58,000) Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

However, with multiple weather disruptions causing delays in play at the Saujana Golf and Country Club during the week, all the players could not complete their third round on Friday.

When play resumed on Saturday morning, it was the 25-year-old Japanese who made his move with a eight-under-par 208 total that would see him leapfrog over Nitithorn, who held the overnight lead.

Nitithorn, who has one ADT win and four top-10s on the ADT this year, slipped with a 74 to him share second place with Zetterwall while South Africa’s Mathiam Keyser is in outright fourth place following a 67.

There was no redraw for the fourth round of the PGM Maybank ADT Championship as the final round commenced immediately upon completion of the third round.

The PGM Maybank ADT Championship will draw the curtains on what has been a enthralling season on the ADT, which is the secondary circuit of the Asian Tour.

Apart from the crowning of the 2018 ADT Order of Merit champion this week, there is also the exciting race to finish inside the top-seven place on the money list where players will earn their Asian Tour cards for next season.

 All ADT events are afforded Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) status. The winner of each tournament receives a minimum of six OWGR points while the top-six players and ties earn points on a sliding scale.