The winner of the tournament at 13 under par was Englishman Sam Hutsby.The 10th international Kazakhstan Open held Sept.18-22 at Zhailau Golf Resort had a record number of championship names who have returned to Kazakhstan for Challenge Tour, including Kazakhstan Open winners Mark Pilkington (2006), Gary Lockerbie (2008), Alvaro Velasco (2010) and Scott Henry (2012), azh.kz refers to sportinfo.kz.
The winner of the tournament at 13 under par was Englishman Sam Hutsby. The 25-year-old Liphook player received a winner's cheque for €72,000. His compatriot, Andrew Johnston, who ranks second on the Challenge Tour, took advantage of great weather on Saturday and had a magnificent round, jumping from 32nd place after two rounds to second place at nine under par.
Over the years the Kazakhstan Open has become one of the top tournaments on the European Challenge Tour and a real birthplace of stars of the golf world. Agabeyov added that, “It is no exaggeration to say that the Kazakhstan Open is considered as one of the trademarks of our country.”
Last year’s tournament was held at the Nurtau Golf Resort. Both courses meet international standards. Another will soon open in the Talgar area. With two courses in the city, as well as those in Kostanai and Saryagash, Kazakhstan is home to eight professional golf courses.