Singapore, December 15: American Brett Munson savored a great first year in Asia after working his way onto the region’s premier Tour following a great season on the Asian Development Tour (ADT).
Munson has been honing his skills on the secondary circuit, which was inaugurated as a gateway to the Asian Tour, after missing the grade at the Qualifying School earlier this year. He finished fifth on the final Merit rankings with a season’s haul of US$44,332.
Munson signaled his arrival to Asia with a bang when he claimed his maiden ADT victory at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship which was only the second event on the schedule this season. He also chalked up seven top-10s this season.
“This feels good. I had a good season. I’ve managed to accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. I’ve been mostly consistent all year,” said the 28-year-old, who was a recipient of the coveted Jack Nicklaus Award as the top Division II golfer for the 2009-2010 season.
“I’m looking forward to next year. It’s the first time I’m having status on a primary tour and I’m looking forward to seeing what next year brings. I hope to continue to play good golf. If I can play consistently, I think I can be successful,” added Munson.
The ADT rewards the top five players on the 2014 Order of Merit with playing rights on the Asian Tour in 2015.
Since its inauguration in 2010, the ADT has grown from five events in the first year to 21 tournaments in 2014. The ADT has announced a provisional 2015 schedule of a minimum 17 tournaments with several more to be announced in due course.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
About Brett MUNSON
Country: United States
Date of Birth: July 29, 1986
Residence: Evans, Georgia, USA
Turned pro: 2010
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT TOUR WIN: (1) 2014 PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship