13 April 2018
T3 for Kevin at Asia Grand Final
One of the Indonesian representatives, Kevin Caesario Akbar, placed T3 in the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Laguna Lăng Cô in Danang, Vietnam, this March. The 20-year-old scored a total of 212 (1-under), five strokes behind Ahmed Baik of Pakistan who won the Boys Under-21 Division. Based on gross scores, Kevin sat at T11, 14 strokes behind the 2018 Faldo Series Asia Grand Final winner, Suzuka Yamaguchi.
Kevin, who turned 20 on February 24, headed to the Grand Final which was hosted by Sir Nick Faldo as a result of his success in the Faldo Series Indonesia Championship. In a close-fought tournament on Damai Indah Golf’s BSD Course, Akbar made a composed closing round performance of 3-under 69. That gave him a 54-hole aggregate of 4-under 212, two shots ahead of Gabriel Hansel Hari, and four clear of Patricia Walanda Sinolun-gan.
Joining Kevin as victors in their divisions were Gabriel Hansel Hari (Boys’ Under-16 champion), Michela Tjan (Girls’ Under-18 champion) and Si-nolungan (Girls’ Under-16 champion).