David Puig cherishes his first victory as a pro


David Puig cherishes his first victory as a pro
David Puig cherishes his first victory as a pro © Getty Images Sport - Eakin Howard / Stringer

David Puig is pursuing his first title on the professional circuit by leading the Singapore International Series of the Asian Tour by nine strokes with one day remaining. The Spanish golfer signed a third round of 66 strokes.

He remains at the top of the classification with 20 under par (196 strokes). The Korean Jaewoong Eom is second with 205, and the Thai Atiruj Winaicharoenchai, third with 206.

David Puig, statements

Puig, 21 years old and who plays at LIV Golf, repeated his 66 shots from the second day.

In the first one he finished with 64. This time he made four birdies (holes 2, 4, 5 and 18), in addition to an eagle on hole 8. "I played very well again, I hit many fairways and greens and some putts in the first nine holes.

In general I played very well, very stable and I am happy." His result in these 54 holes is the lowest of the season on the Asian Tour and he also has the largest advantage that has been reached this year before the last round.

"It doesn't matter if I'm leading like this week or if I'm playing quite poorly, I always feel frustrated because I always want to achieve the best possible result," Puig acknowledged at the end of the day. Puig's best result is fourth place in the International Series in England.

The following week he had a three-stroke lead after two rounds in the St Andrews Bay Championship, but finished fourteenth in a tournament won by Eugenio Chacarra. Last year he was the leader after three rounds of the International Series in Morocco, in his first tournament on the Asian Tour, in which in the end he was third.

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