Slorach storms to first win in Singapore Pro Series Invitational presented by FTAG

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Singapore’s Mitchell Slorach fired two birdies in his closing three holes to cap an impressive four-shot victory in what is the third leg of the Singapore Pro Series Invitational presented by FTAG held at the highly acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Slorach, who held an overnight two-shot lead after opening with an even-par 71, rode on his fine form and took advantage of his home course knowledge to sign for a final round 70 and a winning total of one-under-par 141 in the two-day event.

Slorach took home a winner’s prize purse of S$3,000 after emerging top of the field that consisted of 18 professionals and six amateurs. Fellow countryman Jesse Yap battled to a 72 to take second place while local veteran Mardan Mamat settled a further shot back in third after carding a second consecutive 73.

“I came in with no expectations. I played really consistent these two days and I am very happy to win on my home course,” said Slorach, who moved to second place on the money list with total earnings of S$4,500 following his victory.

Yap leads the merit rankings by a mere S$100 over Slorach while Gregory Foo, winner of the second leg of the Series, sits in third with S$4,200.

The fourth leg of the Series will be a four-day tournament held at Tanah Merah Country Club from July 13 to 16 and in conjunction with the Singapore Open Amateur Championship.

Amanda Tan, the first woman professional to play the in final flight with the frontrunners in this Series, registered a 76 to take a share of seventh place on 149.

“It was amazing playing in the last flight with the lads,” said Tan. “They came wearing their game faces and I had to strive to keep pace with their powerful drives and accurate placement. I had a good chance today but came up a bit short. Looking forward to doing better in the next one!”

Daryl Low posted a second straight 75 to emerge as the top amateur in tied-ninth place on 150.

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