Aug 11—13, 2023
Graeme finished with a another solid T20 at the international series at Close House on the Asian tour.
On Day 1, the Northern Irishman combined three birdies with three bogeys in Newcastle to shoot a level-par-71 and sit in a tie for 40th place, five shots off the lead. Friday was his best day, shooting a two-under 69 which included 6 birdies with 4 bogeys which bumped him up the leaderboard and into the top 20. On Moving Day, Graeme was 3 over par after 13 holes, he then showed his determination to birdy three of the last 5 holes. The round included a near hole-in-one on the par-3 18th which had him T13 going into the final day. G-Mac got off to a birdy start on Sunday before dropping shots on the 2nd and 10th, he birdied the 16 and was disappointed to bogey the last for final round 72.
Speaking at the beginning of the week Graeme said “Close House is a great venue and obviously nice to come to the North East of England and to a part of the World where we don’t play much golf. I think it’s great to see the Asian Tour coming to new destinations. It’s great for the game, it’s great for the business of the game and every tour in the world’s doing it now so definitely important to follow suit.”
About the Event
The inaugural International Series England marked an historic first for the Asian Tour as the first sanctioned event on UK shores. Returning in 2023, the US$2m event will be contested at the prestigious Close House, Newcastle, over the Scott Macpherson-designed Lee Westwood Colt Course.
Marking the fifth of 10 events making up The International Series 2023 schedule, numerous world class golfers are confirmed to take on the ‘Toon’ alongside stars of the Asian Tour, including the former World No. 1 and eight-time Asian Tour winner Lee Westwood after whom the course is named.