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Daniel Nisbet wins China Tour event in Hong Kong

Nisbet one happy man after his breakthrough win (Photo: PGA Tour China)
Two years ago Queenslander Daniel Nisbet was questioning whether the PGA Tour China Series was something he wanted to play as part of his development as a professional golfer.

Today, Nisbet won his first ever event on a officially recognised tour when he came from five shots off the 54 hole lead at the Clearwater Bay Open in Hong Kong to join American Alexander Kang in the lead and then win in a playoff with an eagle at the first extra hole.

27 year old Nisbet’s final round of 64 saw him not only take out the first prize of ¥216,000, his week will move him to 11th from 49th on the money list and with three events remaining for the season he has an outside chance of making the all-important top five at season’s end and earn some status on the 2017 Web.Com Tour.

“This is by far the largest event that I’ve won and it’s my wife’s birthday tomorrow so I guess she’ll be expecting a much bigger present now,” laughed Nisbet, who was married last month.

“It’s probably the most enjoyable week I’ve had on a golf course, with the scenery and the condition of the course. It’s the most breathtaking course I’ve ever played.

“The greens out here are brilliant, very similar to what I grew up on, so I felt very comfortable on them. It’s hard to play bad golf when you’ve got such a good course and such a great atmosphere. It’s just a wonderful city as well.”

There is no news as to how many, if any, more of the China Tour events Nisbet will play this year as in order for him to do so he would need to miss out on a couple of PGA Tour of Australasia events.

Either way this was a milestone for the man from Caboolture who has played an almost full schedule of China Tour events to date this year.

South Australian David Lutterus finished 7th this week and was the next best of the Australians.

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