Montgomerie, who won the “European Tour Order of Merit” a record eight times, had thrilled the World Finalists with his skill and charm during an exclusive golf clinic on Friday afternoon. “I can only repeat what I have said before: this is a fantastic series of tournaments, and I am delighted to have been invited to the final of the 29th staging of this competition. That is an impressive number,” said the Scott. “With its commitment to professional and amateur golf, BMW is a hugely important partner of the sport. The World Final is a wonderful event for golf enthusiasts all over the world, and it is an honour for me to be here to join in this festival of golf.“
The tournament was played in the exclusive New South Wales Golf Club. The club is located on the Tasmanian Sea coast and surrounded by water on three sides. The swirling winds and small greens make the “La Perouse” links course a genuine challenge – although the location does offer spectacular views.
After three rounds (Stableford, net) it was Jiang Fangxi who claimed a dominant win in the Ladies category (HCP up to -28). Runner-up Yoko Makino of Japan (101) finished four points off the lead. Third place went to South Africa’s Marlie Le Roux (88). The Men A category (HCP up to -12) was a much closer affair. Yingyongkij triumphed by just one point over China’s Dong Desheng in second place (105). He was followed by Kazuaki Yamauchi of Japan (103). In the Men B catergory (HCP -13 to -28) Khanna (100) was joined on the podium by Belgian Flemming Pittoors (98) and Liu Zhouxin (93) of China.