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Zimbabwean golfer Vincent eyes maiden Asian Tour title

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Zimbabwean Scott Vincent, who is in red-hot form, today said he hopes to clinch his maiden title.

It would be not be easy as he is up against some good players like SSP Chowrasia and Khalin Joshi at the Masters.

"I would love to win his maiden Title. I am in good form and I would like to continue it here also, but it will not be easy. There are good players like Khalin Joshi, Chirag Kumar, SSP Chowrasia. It will be a hard-fought battle," Vincent told ahead of Masters kick-off here.

The field also is strong and it is not going to be a walk in the park for anyone, he added.

Vincent, who did not consider events initially, is now enjoying his achievements in the last three years as he is tenth in Order of Merit.

"It was quite funny. A friend of mine was going to play Asian tournament which I did not consider. He said you should come along. I did go with him.

"I did not realise how good was then. Now I am absolutely loving as I am sitting pretty at 10th in Asian Tour Order of Merit in my third year," he said.

Vincent had won Rookie of the Year award and continued his impressive run with four top-10 finishes in 2017.

In 208, he has clinched six top-10 finishes, including a second place finish in last month.

Vincent said he was initiated into the sport by his father, who is a in and coached by

"Back home my father initiated me into the sport. My put in hours and hours on me at the growing period of my career, and here I am contesting three years hence in Asian tour," he said.

Vincent said is developing in and the country has produced some good players including and

"has been a great sport in It has produced a lot of good players like Nick Price, Mark McNulty, and others. Hence, it is making strides. It is developing, of course," he said.

Many junior programmes have been initiated at grassroots level to popularise the sport in Zimbabwe, he added.

Replying to a question, Vincent said is his favourite player, who hits long and has strong stunning looks.

"My is He is big powerful guy, who hits long and has had lot of success. I really enjoy his game," he added.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:55 IST