15 December 2016
Five Pass The Cut For Indonesia
Five Indonesian players made the cut at the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open. Danny Masrin, Almay Rayhan Yaquta (amateur), George Gandranata, Jordan Surya Irawan, and Adrian Halimi, all made the 1-under par cut. For Danny and Adrian, it was their debut at the US$300,000 Indonesia Open as professionals.
Danny continued his successful start to his Asian Tour journey, shooting 9-under par, the lowest score of the Indonesian players. The 24-year-old finished at T14 and with an exceptional experience to add to his belt. Danny, who peaked at T6 on leaderboard during the tournament, was satisfied with his final score in the four-day event at Pondok Indah Golf Club.
“Being on the leaderboard is a great experience. This gives confidence for me to compete in the next tournament," he said. "My game is good. I have no problem with the result of 9-under par. For me, this is very good result.”
Amateur player Almay followed Danny with the second lowest score of the Indonesian players at the Indonesia Open. Shooting a total of 5-under, the 18-year-old came in tied at 27th position - the best achievement of an Indonesian amateur golfer in the Indonesia Open since 2005.
“I was fortunate to have a chance like this. Not all players can play in international events. I also can learn here. Knowing how our capabilities [are] in the Asian Tour. Our experience and game turns are a long way from them," said Almay.
Meanwhile, George Gandranata wrapped up another good tournament with a T52 finish. Jordan closed at T65 and was joined by Adrian, who had to play a remaining hole on Monday but was able to move his position up from 70th. Speaking after the event, Adrian, who turned pro at the end of September, said, "I learned a lot here. We should not easily give up. If you are an amateur player, there are two options, win or lose. If you are pro, every stroke counts, it will determine the final position."