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Maverick Antcliff makes it three from five in China

(Photo: Asian Tour )
25-year-old Queenslander, Maverick Antcliff, today won his third China Golf Association event of 2019 with a four-shot victory over a group of four players, including fellow Australian Bryden MacPherson, at the Beijing Open.

Antcliff extends his lead on the 2019 China Tour Order of Merit, with earnings more than three times that of second-placed China’s Shun Yat Hak.

In his last seven starts in Asia, five of which have been on the China Tour, Antcliff has now won three and been inside the top ten in the other four, recording top tens on the Asian and Korean Tours in the process.  

The former Hills International Academy in Jimboomba attendee, who also played collegiate golf for Augusta State in the US, turned professional in 2017 and appears to be finding the sort of form which saw him win the prestigious Rice Planters amateur event in the US during his amateur career.

Each of the events is worth only around $A100,000 but Antcliff is building himself a solid base for advancing to other tours worldwide over the next few years by contending as often as he is now doing.

This tour is not to be confused with the PGA Tour Series China, the China Tour run by the China Golf Association after a split with the tournaments run by the PGA Tour in 2017.

Antcliff played the Asian Tour in 2018 having earned his card there early in the year and although losing full status that season has played the occasional event on the Asian Tour schedule in 2019. He also finished 6th in a Korean Tour event recently.

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