David Puig triumphs in Malaysia wiht a 261


David Puig triumphs in Malaysia wiht a 261
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Stefano Mazzoli finished in 31st place with 271 (66 68 67 70, -13) strokes at the IRS Prima Malaysian Open, which marked the beginning of the 2024 season of the Asian Tour held at The Mines Resort & Golf Club (par 71) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The tournament was won by Spanish player David Puig with a score of 261 (66 71 62 62, -23).

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For Mazzoli, a 27-year-old from Segrate, whose resume includes three victories on the Alps Tour (Red Sea Little Venice Open 2020, Antognolla Alps Open 2021, Ein Bay Open 2022) and one in the PGAI Championship (2021), this was his debut event on the Eastern circuit after earning his tour card in January in Thailand, finishing eighth in the Qualifying School final.

Previously, before obtaining his tour card, he participated in the 2023 PIF Saudi International, finishing 42nd. He concluded the final round with a score of 70 (-1, three birdies, two bogeys). David Puig Currius, a 22-year-old from La Garriga, studied at Arizona State University and turned professional in September 2022, immediately joining the Liv Golf, where he currently competes and has won four team events with Team Torque alongside Joaquin Niemann, Sebastian Muñoz, and Mito Pereira.

This is his second title on the Asian Tour, following last year's victory in the International Series Singapore, achieved with an impressive performance: he shot consecutive rounds of 62 (-9), each featuring nine birdies without a bogey, rallying from 50th place after 36 holes to claim victory.

He earned a prize of $180,000 from a total purse of one million dollars, in addition to securing a spot in the Open Championship field (July 18-21, Royal Troon GC, Scotland). Puig Currius edged out Korean Jeunghun Wang by two strokes, who finished second with 263 (-21) and boasts three victories on the DP World Tour.

Thai Denwit Boriboonsub and American John Catlin tied for third with 264 (-20). Australian Kevin Yuan finished fifth with 265 (-19), Thai Atiruj Winaicharoenchai sixth with 266 (-18), and Australian Deyen Lawson and Canadian Jared Du Toit tied for seventh with 267 (-17), the latter leading after three rounds. Matteo Manassero won the tournament in 2011.