Jay Choi Get’sTop 10 In Japan

Jay Choi shot a final round 69 to finish in a tie for 9th place, in the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2010. The event was played at the North Country Golf Club in Hokkaido, Japan, 7.22-7.25, 2010. Jay’s round’s of 72-69-68-69 (278) was a strong showing for the first year rookie on the Japanese Tour. Jay’s 9th place finish moved him up to 27th on the Tour Money List and provides some confidence for the remainder of the season. Jay’s purse for this tournament was $37,698.00 and boost’s his season’s earnings total to $142,098.00. This event will help Jay in his goal of winning the “Rookie of the Year Award,” providing he continues his strong play.

Jay was -11 going into the 18th hole a par 5, 2 shots behind the leader’s who were at -13. Jay told his coach George Pinnell, “I went for the green in two to make eagle and tie for the lead and get myself into a playoff, but my second shot found the hazard.” The bogie dropped Jay from 6th place to the tie for 9th. He went on to tell Pinnell, “I gave it all I had, but I am satisfied with my play.”

Jay’s statistics are:
Scoring avg. 70.90 21st.
Putting avg. 1.8105 63rd.
GIR 68.10% 7th
Driving Dist. 293.46 yds. 5th
Driving Acc. 50.23% 75th
Scrambling 62.36% 24th