We've entered the final month of 2012 and while the season may be winding down for some golfers, there is still plenty of action going on around the worldwide professional tours as players look to move into 2013 with some winning momentum. This past weekend featured three wins for Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball loyalists across two different continents.
The wins included a breakthrough performance from Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond "Bank" Vongvanij, who trusted his Pro V1x and bag full of Titleist equipment to capture his first career win on the Asian Tour. The weekend also featured a stellar victory for Hiroyuki Fujita (pictured above) who carded a five-stroke victory at the Japan Series JT Cup trusting the new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball and a playoff win by Pro V1x loyalist Sebastian Fernandez at the Colombian Coffee Classic on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica.
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now won 186 times across the worldwide professional tours in 2012, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 25 and more than all competitors combined.
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ASIAN: With four top 10 finishes in 2012, Titleist Brand Ambassador Arnond "Bank" Vongvanij relied on his Pro V1x golf ball to capture the King's Cup in his native Thailand for his first career Asian Tour title. The 23-year-old rookie began Sunday three shots back, but closed with a bogey-free eight-under 64 to finish with a 22-under par 266 victory total.
"This win means a lot to me as I now have a two-year winner's exemption and I can focus on playing well at every tournament I take part in," said Vongvanij in an interview.
Vongvanij won by two shots over Thaworn Wiratchant (Pro V1x), and Mardan Mamat (Pro V1x), giving Titleist golf ball players the top three positions on the leaderboard and seven of the top 10. Wiratchant's second place finish places him atop the Order of Merit with two more events remaining on the 2012 Asian Tour schedule.
What’s in Arnond Vongvanij’s Titleist Bag?:
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Titleist 913D3 8.5º (Graphite Design Tour AD GT X)
Fairway Metal: Titleist 913Fd 13.5º (Aldila RIP x), Titleist 910F 17º (Grafalloy Pro Launch Red x)
Utility: Titleist 909H 21º (Aldila NV Hybrid s)
Irons: Titleist CB 4-9 (TrueTemper Dynamic Gold SL s300)
Wedge: Vokey Design Spin Milled CC 48º, Vokey Design SM4 54º & 60º
Putter: Scotty Cameron Red X
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the 144-player event with 91 players, more than three times the nearest competitor. Titleist was also the top choice in iron sets with 34 and sand, lob and approach wedges with 90.
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JAPAN GOLF TOUR: Trusting the new Titleist Pro V1 prototype golf ball, Hiroyuki Fujita never looked back on Sunday en-route to capturing the season-ending, limited-field Japan Series JT Cup. It was just the second event in which Fujita played the new golf ball in competition. He posted an 18-under par victory total, five shots clear of two players, including Titleist Brand Ambassador Toshinori Muto (Pro V1x). It marked the fourth victory of the year for Fujita, and the 15th of his 20-year JGTO career. The win also vaults Fujita to the top of the JGTO season-long money list.
Titleist Brand Ambassador K.T. Kim and Titleist golf ball loyalist Toru Taniguchi (Pro V1x), finished fourth and fifth place, respectively, as four of the top five finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the limited-field event and was also the top choice in sand, lob and approach wedges.
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AUSTRALASIAN: After a final round 69, Titleist Brand Ambassador Daniel Nisbet finished in solo second place at 12-under in the the NSW PGA Championship. One stroke behind Nisbet at 11-under was Nick Cullen who posted a final round 67.
Titleist was the most played golf ball at the event with 95 players trusting a Titleist golf ball.
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PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA: The winner of the Colombian Coffee Classic trusted his Pro V1x golf ball and made a birdie on the first playoff hole at Club Campestre de Cali, after both players finished regulation at nine-under 275.