Kanaya wins Asia-Pacific Amateur and spot in the Masters and The Open

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Takumi Kanaya won the 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, clsoing with a five-under-par 65 on the final day for a two-shot win over India’s Rayhan Thomas (66) and 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Keita Nakajima.

Kanaya earned an invitation to the 2019 Masters Tournament and a place in The 148th Open at Royal Portrush.

As runners-up, both Thomas and Nakajima will get the opportunity to play in The Open Qualifying Series.

“This is simply like a dream. I have been dreaming of going to the Masters ever since I was a kid,” Kanaya, 20, said.

“I never expected to play the Masters and The Open so early in my career so this is just huge. “I played well throughout the day but I think the key for me was how I kept my calm and composure during the round.”



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