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Bobby Bai Wins Huangshan Championship
June 24, 2019
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HUANGSHAN, China—Former Knight Bobby Bai fired a final-round, 5-under 67 to secure a two-stroke victory at the Huangshan Championship this past weekend. It marked Bai’s first win as a professional and the first victory by a player from China in 2019.

At Hidden Tiger Golf Club, Bai started the day four shots behind the leader, but managed to turn things around Sunday. After making the turn at even-par, Bai racked up five birdies on the back nine to finish at 12-under. Over his three rounds, Bai was 12-under and bogey-free on the back nine.

“I thought if I played okay on the front nine, then I could have a chance today. I shot 7-under on the back nine in the first two , so I thought I could have a another good run on the back nine again,” said Bai. “I just really enjoy the back nine, and I played it great again. I chipped in on hole 14, which was huge for me and really helped give me the boost to win.”

In addition to getting the victory, Bai moved to ninth on the Order of Merit in only his third PGA TOUR Series-China tournament, and he can now legitimately think about the Korn Ferry Tour, that offers 2020 membership to the top-five money-winners at the end of the season and invitations to the Qualifying Tournament to those inside the top 10.

With PGA TOUR Series-China observing a break in its schedule, Bai will return to the U.S., until action resumes.

“My plan now is I’m going to play a few Korn Ferry Tour Monday qualifiers and play a few more PGA TOUR Series-China events. After that I’m not sure.”

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