Chinese golfer Zhang Jin claims Volvo China Open title

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-19 23:32:16|Editor: huaxia

SHENZHEN, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese player Zhang Jin ended the week as an Open champion after a closing 71 (-1) saw him clinch the 27th Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen here on Sunday.

The 26-year-old China Tour pro held his nerve to clinch the biggest win of his career by one shot over 2016 winner Li Haotong.

"I'm so happy to be able to hold this heavy trophy. I couldn't watch Haotong play on 18 and I thought he had made birdie. But someone told me he hadn't so I knew I had a great chance. I didn't really believe I could drive the green but I went for it so that's the highlight of the round," said Zhang.

"It wasn't my best day on the course and I didn't make enough putts so I think luck was on my side today," Zhang added. "I'm just so happy to be able to say to my father on TV that I've finally won!"

The Volvo China Open, the season finale of the 2021 China Tour, was hosted by the China Golf Association and Guangdong Provincial Sports Bureau. It was promoted and operated by Teamfirst Management Ltd., and certified by the China Tour. Enditem

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