Photo - Asian Tour
AUNZO SINKS RARE ALBATROSS AT WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS SELANGOR MASTERS
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Filipino Ferdinand Aunzo shot the first albatross in three years on the Asian Tour during the second round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters on Thursday.
Aunzo, who earned his Asian Tour card at Qualifying School earlier this year, fired his career first albatross on the par five, 518-yard fifth hole at the Seri Selangor Golf Club when his seven iron approach from 172 yards found the bottom of the cup.
The last albatross on the Asian Tour was coincidently recorded by another Filipino, veteran Frankie Minoza during the 2007 TCL Classic in China. Aunzo’s feat was only the 15th ever albatross recorded in Asian Tour history.
“Wow, really?” Aunzo responded after being told his albatross was the first in three years on Tour. “I’m so lucky, I didn’t expect it to go in but it’s great that it did,” added the 30-year-old.
“I was in the light rough after hitting my drive on the fifth hole and my approach hit the front of the green and rolled for about 20 yards before going in.”
Despite his magical shot, Aunzo is uncertain he will qualify for the last two rounds as his one-over-par 72 left him on five-over-par 147, which is currently the projected cut mark, at the US$300,000 Asian Tour tournament.
Due to a weather delay, round two will only be completed on Friday morning before the halfway cut is made.
“I would trade my albatross to make the last two days but we will see how it goes. I still have a chance to make it through,” he said.