08 December 2019
Ramadan Wins The Pro-Am
In addition to the match play main event, the Credit Suisse Match Play Championship 2019 also presented a professional tournament with a stroke play format and a total prize purse of Rp100 million.
The qualification round of the Credit Suisse Match Play Championship 2019 passed 16 players who would continue on to the next match play round. Meanwhile, the 38 players who did not qualify for the main event progressed to a two-round tournament held on 10-11 October with a total prize of Rp100 million. While they were competing for their individual totals, the professionals were also competing in teams, each having been coupled up with Jakarta Masters Club amateurs.
During the first round, Rudi Anto led the tournament on Gunung Geulis Golf’s West Course. Rudi scored 2-under, 69, a shot ahead of Ramadan Alwi and two shots in front of Asep Saefullah. However, in the second round, Ramadan took over the lead by shooting his own 69.
With a two-round total of 139 (3-under), Ramadan won the Credit Suisse Championship 2019 Pro-Am. He took home a prize of IDR18 million for his victorious effort while Fajar Win Nuryanto claimed second place with a total score of 141, and Asep stayed in third place on 142.
"I was actually targeting to play in the match play round. However, I did not qualify because I was 20th in the qualifying round. I did not want to give up. I have high confidence after a better result at the Combiphar Players [Asian Development Tour event] and there were also positive changes in my swing. Therefore, I tried to play well in stroke play, and thank God I could win," said Ramadan.
Ramadan and his amateur teammate, Stef Sam, also won the title in the Best Team category. Amateurs Rokhib and Aji took second place, while Fajar, who was teamed up with amateur Alexander, came in third.