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    • Drewitt makes large leap in OWGR following victory

    WUHAN, China -- Not only was Brett Drewitt’s win at the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open his first title as a professional, the win also moved him into 604th place on the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position in the Ranking since he turned pro.

    When the week began, Drewitt was the 986th-ranked player. But his playoff victory over Xin Jun Zhang and Hao Tong Li in Wuhan allowed him to move up 382 places.

    Zhang continued his steady ascent despite the disappointing second-place finish, his second of the season. At the end of 2013, Zhang was in 1,033rd place in the Ranking and now is 554th after improving 97 places with his tie for second in Wuhan. Ten positions ahead of Zhang is Li, at No. 544. He vaulted 91 places with his runner-up performance in Wuhan.

    PGA TOUR China Series member Marcus Both had the biggest jump in the OWGR last week. By virtue of a sponsor’s invitation, he played in the Asian Tour’s ICTSI Philippine Open and walked away with his third title on that Tour, to go with his 2003 Sanya Open win and his 2009 Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open championship. Both, of Melbourne, Australia, climbed into the 396th position after his triumph, an improvement of 511 places over the previous week.

    Also playing on the Asian Tour last week was South Korea’s J.H. Wang, winner of the inaugural PGA TOUR China Series event—the Mission Hills Haikou Open. Wang also moved up, improving to No. 443 after his tie for eighth in the Philippines.

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