22nd May 2013 | IGT Challenge Tour

Lupini wins final race to Asia leg

Lupini wins final race to Asia leg

Final Results

Roberto Lupini claimed the final spot on the Orange Crab race to Asia with his win at Mooinooi Golf Club, North West Province on Tuesday. RLupini

Lupini’s rounds carded rounds of 71, 68 and 67 for 10-under par.

Playing the final leg of the race to Asia 10 players still had a change to claim the final two spots and the permutation calculations was working over time.

Things, however, changed during the last round at Mooinooi and only three players had a change of claiming the last two spots.

Coert Groenewald was the overnight leader after two rounds on 8-under par with rounds of 67 and 69 but unfortunately was 4-over par after nine holes and saw his changes slipping.

That gave Lupini the chance to take the spoils and Pieter Kruger to record a top-5 finish in the final event.

Lupini and Kruger grabbed the opportunity with both hands and Lupini shot a 5-under par 67 to win, while Kruger carded a 5-under par 67 to finish tied fourth, thereby claiming the final two spots on offer. Groenewald shot a 4-over par 76 and finished in fifth place.

Jaco Olver played superb golf in the final to finish second with rounds of 70, 70 and 69 for 7-under par. Olver’s back nine was a 5-under par 31 on his final round. Jaco Prinsloo finished in third place with rounds of 70, 71 and 69 on 6-under par.

The final four players going to Asia is Jaco Prinsloo, Roberto Lupini, Pieter Kruger and Jaco Mouton to play in 3 Pro Tournaments in Thailand from 23 June to 18 July.

IGT Tour Players have one more change for a spot on the race to Asia with the IGT Match Play from 27-30 May at Kempton Park Golf Club. The winner will claim the final spot on the Orange Crab race to Asia.

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