American Ogletree becomes first two-time International Series winner in Qatar

Andy Ogletree (Image: Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour)

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Andy Ogletree has ‘got it done’ in a blustery Doha, claiming a three-shot victory in the inaugural International Series Qatar.

The result marks a second professional victory for the prodigious 24-year-old talent who captured his first Asian Tour win at the International Series Egypt in November 2022.

He said: “[I am] super pleased to be the champion here, it’s unbelievable! What a great test we had this week. It was really hard, the course got really firm and fast I’m so super proud to win a golf tournament playing like this.”

Ogletree followed his opening two rounds, both one-under-par 71s with a flawless 66 on Saturday to take an overnight five shot lead into the final day’s play.

Answering how comfortable he’d been with being in that position, the Mississippi native said: “I worked really hard this off-season, post Egypt and I just have a lot of confidence because I work so hard. I don’t think anyone wants it more than me, I want to keep giving myself more opportunities and this is the route where I can do that.”

Battling the prevailing winds throughout the final day’s play, Ogletree birdied the 4th and 18th holes, closing out with a total of seven-under-par.

Victory takes him top of both the Asian Tour and International Series Order of Merits. Maintaining his status on the latter will see the American qualify to play the ultra-lucrative LIV Golf League.

The low round of the day went to Ogletree’s fellow countryman Jarin Todd who entered the weekend in last place and fired in a round of 65 to climb 13 places up the leaderboard.

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