Golf: China's Jin wins ticket to the Masters after typhoon cuts short Asia-Pacific Amateur C'ship

HONG KONG (AFP) - Third-round leader Jin Cheng won a place at the US Masters after a passing typhoon caused the cancellation of the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Hong Kong on Sunday (Oct 4).

The 17-year-old Chinese No. 1 amateur, who shot a course record eight-under 62 in the first round, won the title by one stroke as storms caused by Typhoon Mujigae tore across the exposed Clearwater Bay course.

"That's my lowest tournament score ever," Jin told a news conference after his win, referring to his 62 on Thursday. "I think that's pretty important for this win."

His 54-hole total of 199 gave him a one-shot victory over the Australian pair of Ryan Ruffels and Cameron Davis, who shared second place.