Asian Tour chairman Jimmy Masrin had a special reason to be cheerful at the SMBC Singapore Open on Saturday when his son Danny shot a bogey-free 66 to soar up the leaderboard to joint 10th.
Danny Masrin belied his world ranking of 678th as he carded five birdies, including three in four holes from the 15th (his sixth hole of the day after starting at the 10th) at Sentosa Golf Club.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a measure of success before over the Serapong course, finishing tied 12th at the SMBC Singapore Open in 2018.
Danny Masrin had one of the best results of his career on home soil last December with tied fifth place in the Indonesian Masters and last week at the Hong Kong Open he was joint 30th.
Before embarking on his professional golf career in Asia, Masrin studied business management and administration at Bradley University in Illinois and played on the college’s golf team.
Now a regular on the Asian Tour, Masrin admits that he occasionally tries to help his businessman father with matters golf.
For sure, Jimmy Masrin would have been a very proud dad at Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of professional golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. The Tour is officially recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking and provides its events with valuable ranking points for participants to be recognised on the world stage. It is also an affiliate of The R&A. Tour Partners include Rolex (Timekeeper), Habitat for Humanity (Sustainable Development Partner), Titleist (Web Partner) and FootJoy (Tour Supplier). The corporate headquarters of the Asian Tour is based in Sentosa, which is the home of Asian Golf while Sentosa Golf Club is part of an exclusive network of properties under the Asian Tour Destinations. The Tour also has an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.