2012

Guan Becomes The Youngest AAC Champion

Guan Tianlang of China in action at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Amata Spring Country Club, November 1-4, 2012 in Chon Buri, Thailand. (Photo by Paul Lakatos/AAC)

Guan Tianlang of China in action at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Amata Spring Country Club, November 1-4, 2012 in Chon Buri, Thailand. (Photo by Paul Lakatos/AAC)

Date                 1 – 4 November 2012
Venue              Amata Spring Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand
Par                   36-36-72
Length            6,615 metres / 7,234 yards
Designer        Lee Schmidt
Opened           2005

Guan Tianlang became the youngest winner at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship when he won the fourth edition of the event at Amata Spring Country Club.

A final round of 1-under-par 71 gave the Chinese teenage sensation a 15-under total of 273 and a nail-biting one-stroke victory over Chinese Taipei’s Cheng-tsung Pan. After rounds of 66-64-72, Guan started the final day two shots ahead of his nearest challenger, Australian Oliver Goss, who eventually finished third. The 14-year-old began nervously and off-set his two birdies on holes 2 and 4 with two bogeys on the 7th and 9th. He picked up his game, however, on the back nine to fend off the challenge of Pan, who had a superb final-day 65 that included nine birdies.

Weighing just 125lbs and averaging 250 yards per tee shot, he had found Amata Spring’s 18th hole, a par-4 of more than 470 yards a little tough going. Having bogeyed the hole twice in the first three rounds, Guan was under pressure to sink at least a par putt at the final hole to secure his win. He missed the green with his 3-wood second shot, then chipped to five feet with a 60-degree wedge. He used his belly putter, which he began using in June, to successfully sink the par putt, an effort that he admitted was a little nerve-racking.

“I had a great up-and-down on the last hole,” Guan said. “I was a little bit nervous over the putt.”

Guan became the first Asia-Pacific Amateur Chamiponship winner from China.

Venue Information

Amata Spring Country Club has hosted numerous international events, including The Royal Trophy, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and the Thailand Golf Championship in 2011 and 2012. These events have helped establish the notoriety and legacy of the course. In only a few short years, Amata Spring Country Club is now recognised as the preeminent facility in the country.

Weather

No weather delays. Sunny, fine and clear with an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.

2012 Results

POS NAME NAT R1 R2 R3 R4 TOT
1 Guan Tianlang CHN 66 64 72 71 -15
2 Cheng-tsung Pan TPE 75 67 67 65 -14
3 Oliver Goss AUS 70 65 69 72 -12
4 Hideki Matsuyama JPN 71 69 70 68 -10
5 James McMillan AUS 73 69 69 68 -9
6 Soo-min Lee KOR 69 70 69 72 -8
T7 Nattawat Suvajanakorn THA 71 72 72 67 -6
T7 Nathan Holman AUS 75 64 75 68 -6
T7 Cameron Smith AUS 74 66 73 69 -6
T7 Brett Drewitt AUS 71 71 71 69 -6
T7 Natipong Srithong THA 69 69 73 71 -6
12 Chikkarangappa Senapaa IND 69 74 71 69 -5
13 Mikumu Horikawa JPN 71 72 67 74 -4
T14 Vaughan McCall NZL 72 68 76 69 -3
T14 Gyu-Bin Kim KOR 71 73 72 69 -3
T14 Khalin Joshi IND 74 71 69 71 -3
T14 Prin Sirisommai THA 70 65 72 78 -3
T18 Zecheng Dou CHN 72 72 76 67 -1
T18 Taihei Sato JPN 75 71 73 68 -1
T18 Lee Chang-woo KOR 78 71 68 70 -1
T18 Poom Saksansin THA 73 71 73 70 -1
T18 Daniel Pearce NZL 68 73 74 72 -1
T23 Anton Arboleda PHI 73 75 70 70 E
T23 Jonathan Ke-Jun Woo SIN 71 70 75 72 E
T23 Khai Jei Low MAS 70 73 71 74 E
T23 Blair Riordan NZL 73 69 71 75 E
27 Kenta Konishi JPN 77 71 78 63 1
28 Rico Hoey PHI 75 72 70 75 4
29 Peter Lee NZL 78 70 73 72 5
T30 Angad Cheema IND 77 72 72 73 6
T30 Chieh-Po Lee TPE 76 74 75 69 6
32 Abel Tam MAS 72 76 73 74 7
T33 Udayan Mane IND 75 75 70 76 8
T33 Danthai Boonma THA 70 76 74 76 8
T33 Somprad Rattanasuwan THA 79 69 75 73 8
T33 Rupert Zaragosa PHI 74 70 80 72 8
T33 Shinichi Mizuno HKG 75 73 76 72 8
T33 Manav Das IND 79 71 75 71 8
T39 Chirat Jirasuwan THA 75 75 75 73 10
T39 Ricky Kato AUS 77 75 73 73 10
T39 Jerome Ng SIN 74 76 76 72 10
T39 Kyo Won Koo KOR 78 74 76 70 10
T43 Cachok Dejpiratanamongkol THA 73 73 74 79 11
T43 Honey Baisoya IND 76 72 76 75 11
T43 Ryutaro Kato JPN 73 75 78 73 11
T46 Vijitha Bandara SRI 74 70 76 80 12
T46 Teng Kao TPE 77 71 75 77 12
T46 Nadaraja Thangaraja SRI 75 71 78 76 12
T46 Andy Hyeon Bo Shim KOR 77 76 72 75 12
T50 Vikrant Chandra FIJ 75 74 75 77 13
T50 Tae Wan Lee KOR 77 74 77 73 13
T50 Waseem Rana PAK 78 70 80 73 13
T53 Md Dulal Hossain BAN 73 74 75 80 14
T53 Ian Andrew INA 78 73 78 73 14
T55 Maung Maung OO MYN 79 72 74 78 15
T55 Compton Pikari NZL 72 81 77 73 15
T57 James Beale NZL 76 76 74 78 16
T57 Wei-Hou Liu TPE 74 79 75 76 16
T57 Olaf Allen FIJ 74 78 79 73 16
60 Nanfa Somnuek THA 74 72 80 80 18
61 Mohd Afif Mohd Razif MAS 79 74 78 79 22
MC Jordan Irawan INA 81 73
MC Hamad Mubarak BRN 79 75
MC Cheng Jin CHN 77 77
MC Adidandono Rinaldi INA 77 78
MC Melvin Chew SIN 76 79
MC Wei-Hsiang Wang TPE 80 75
MC Marc Ong SIN 81 74
MC Ghazanfar Mahmood PAK 82 73
MC Thammasack Bouahom LAO 79 77
MC Muhammad Ahmad Fauzi MAS 77 79
MC M Arumugam SRI 79 77
MC Llyod Jefferson Go PHI 80 77
MC Doan Van Dinh VIE 78 79
MC Chan Tuck Soon MAS 78 79
MC Thein Naing So MYN 79 78
MC Nicklaus Chiam SIN 78 80
MC Nirun Sea-Ueng THA 77 81
MC Ba Rohana SRI 78 80
MC Nasser Yacoob BRN 81 78
MC Tshendra Dorji BHU 80 79
MC Hassan Karimian Noshahr IRI 82 77
MC Sammy Bob PNG 78 82
MC Mohd Ali Hai PAK 77 83
MC Albright Chong MAS 81 79
MC Malase Maifea SAM 82 78
MC Abdul Hadi SIN 81 79
MC Terrence Ng HKG 81 80
MC John Kier Abdon PHI 79 82
MC Saleh Al Kaabi QAT 78 83
MC Han-Ting Chiu TPE 83 78
MC Sohail Al Marzouqi UAE 81 81
MC Seyed Mahmoud Jozi IRI 85 77
MC Ramzi Khaled LIB 82 81
MC Pulou Faaaliga SAM 76 87
MC Md Sagor BAN 79 84
MC Daryl Poe GUM 85 78
MC Ziwang Gurung BHU 84 80
MC Chak Hou Tang MAC 81 83
MC George Rukabo SOL 80 84
MC Van Seiha Seng CAM 87 77
MC Rachid Akl LIB 83 81
MC Redge Camacho GUM 85 81
MC Ta Thuy Vo VIE 89 79
MC Jieyu Xiao MAC 81 87
MC Ali Abdulla Al Mufleh QAT 86 83
MC Sisira Kumara SRI 84 85
MC Ly Hong CAM 88 81
MC Navinda Ranga SRI 88 81
MC Soti Dinki PNG 86 84
MC Soulis Chanthalanouvat LAO 82 89
MC Daniel Joseph Webb COK 85 87
MC William Haimona Browne COK 87 85
MC Tom Felani SOL 89 86
MC Abdalla Al Musharrekh UAE 85 90
MC Bikash Bogati NEP 86 93
MC Nurmat Imanaliev KGZ 97 97
MC Orgil Sodov MGL 94 106
MC Talgat Sugirbekov KGZ 105 108
WD Delger Ulzii MGL 89