Jay Choi finished in a tie for 19th at the Tsuruya Open with rounds of 71-71-67-70 (279). The Tsuruya Open is the second event on the JGTO circuit for 2014. Jay used a warm putter to shoot a -4 in the third round that moved him up the leader board to improve his standing. A bulky driver put the 4th year tour pro into a position that made it difficult to make par from, on several occasion’s. Jay finished 11th in Driving Distance at 302.75 and 11th in Greens in Regulation at 68.06%. He finished in 30th place in Putting Average at 1.7292. Jay had 28 putts in the first round, 30 in the 2nd, 25 in the 3rd and 30 in the 4th round.
The talented Albuquerque, NM, resident made 11 birdies and an eagle in his four rounds. Mistake’s and a triple bogey stunted his drive to climb up the leader board and challenge for the championship.
This week’s event, The Crowns, will be played at Nagoya Golf Club, Aichi, Japan. Jay will be gunning for a good tournament this week and will have his long time caddy on the bag, Ota san. Both will be looking for a strong week.