Brett Munson of the United States will take aim at another shot of glory when he continues a two-week Philippine swing at the US$60,000 ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship next week.
After missing out on an Asian Tour card at Qualifying School, Munson announced his arrival in Asia by winning his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the PGM CCM Rahman Putra Championship in Malaysia in March.
The victory propelled him to third on the Order of Merit, a position where he hopes to cement or improve as the top-five players on the final Merit rankings will earn an exclusive Asian Tour card for 2015.
Munson will be among a talented cast at the Orchard Golf and Country Club which include ADT winners Masaru Takahashi and Mitsuhiko Hashizume of Japan and Englishmen Grant Jackson and Peter Richardson.
The ADT was inaugurated in 2010 and it has been a platform for many international golfers such as Jonathan Moore, the 2011 ADT Order of Merit winner and Berry Henson, who won his first Asian Tour title two weeks after his triumph on the ADT in Malaysia three years ago.
Munson hopes to follow in their footsteps and enjoy the success which his countrymen Moore and Henson have enjoyed in Asia.
“I feel that there are a lot of opportunities here in Asia. That’s why I came all the way here from the United States. It has been really enjoyable playing on the ADT because the tournaments are very well-organised.
“I haven’t really settled down in Asia yet but I am planning to find a place in Hua Hin, Thailand for this year just to work on my game and to get use to everything here. The Asian Tour is one of the better Tours around so hopefully I can work my way up from the ADT,” said Munson.