Abraham Ancer Wins Saudi International: Abraham Ancer clinched a wire-to-wire victory in the Saudi International on Sunday. Ancer shot a 2-under-par 68 in the fourth round for a 72-hole total of 19-under 261. The Mexican staved off the charge of Cameron Young of the United States to secure his fourth professional win of his career. Ancer, who led from the start of the tournament, was almost error-free in the event as he only made two bogeys. The 31-year-old was two shots ahead of Young, who settled for 68. Lucas Herbert finished third at 15-under 265 after shooting a 65. Sadom Kaewkanjana placed fourth at 14-under 266 as he settled for a 66. Ancer’s victory in the Saudi International was a surprise for sports betting sites who was expecting a favored golfer to win the tournament.
Abraham Ancer Wins Saudi International: Young Ties Ancer
Young needed four birdies in the first seven holes to tie Ancer, who began with birdies on the first and fourth holes. The Mexican saved par on the seventh hole to keep himself tied for the lead. He went two shots ahead again on the eighth when he shot a 30-foot birdie while Young settled for a bogey. The American gave Ancer a comfortable edge with a double bogey on the 15th hole. The Saudi International was the fourth title for Ancer, adding it to the 2021 World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational in the United Staters, the 2018 Emirates Australian Open, and the 2015 Nova Scotia Open in Canada.
Gavins Captures Second European Tour Crown
Daniel Gavins secured his second European Tour title with a one-stroke win at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship on Sunday despite finding water two times on the final hole. Gavins, who carded a 69 in the final round, held a two-shot lead heading to the 18th tee but was forced to control the damage after two wayward approaches. He settled for a double-bogey putt around 30 feet to conclude the tournament at 17-under 271. Alexander Bjork (68) was a shot behind at 16-under 272 after coming up with a bogey in the last hole. Zander Lombard tied Bjork in second after shooting a 72. Adrian Meronk and Thorbjorn Olesen were joint fourth with a 72-hole total of 15-under 273. Meronk shot a 65 while Olesen settled for a 67. Gavins’ win in the United Arab Emirates was the second in his career, more than a year after winning the 2021 Handa World Invitational.
Hong Kong to Host World City Championship
Hong Kong will host its first international golf event in over three years with the World City Championship on March 23-26. According to organizers, the USD1-million event will be held at the Hong Kong Golf Club at Fanling. The tournament is the seventh leg of the Asian Tour this year. The last time the Chinese administrative region hosted an international event was the Hong Kong Open in January 2020. Most of the coronavirus restrictions were removed in Hong Kong so the Asian Tour decided to hold an event there. Asian Tour commissioner and chief executive Cho Minn Thant expressed excitement with the return of golf action in Hong Kong after three years. It will also lead to more bets in the Asian region as Hong Kong is one of the premier areas for trade, business and sports, according to Asian golf oddsmakers who are looking for fun and adventure while betting on a major sports event.