Vincent dedicates Asian International Series Order of Merit win to late Baylis

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Scott Vincent was crowned the winner of the 2022 International Series Order of Merit after his top 10 finish in Indonesia on Sunday

After winning the Asian Tour’s International Series Order of Merit and earning a golden ticket onto next year’s lucrative LIV Golf League on Sunday, golf star Scott Vincent dedicated his success to his coach Roger Baylis, who passed away on Saturday.

Vincent was confirmed as the inaugural winner of the Asian Tour International Series by finishing tied for 10th in the US$1.5 million BNI Indonesian Masters on Sunday.

The 30-year-old star carded a final round of 70 to finish in a five-way tie for 10th, 10 shots back of the eventual champion Sarit Suwannarut from Thailand.

Vincent had earlier in the tournament carded rounds of 71, 70 and 67.

His solid finish ensured he finished at the top of the Asian Tour International Series Oder of Merit standings and third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Vincent immediately paid tribute to the late veteran coach Baylis who played a pivotal role in his development from the junior ranks until he turned professional.

Baylis, who dedicated his life to the game of golf, helped establish the careers of some of the country’s leading golfers including the Vincent brothers Scott and Kieran, former PGA Tour campaigner Brendon de Jonge and many other Zimbabwean professionals and amateur golfers.

Scott Vincent dedicated his win to his late coach Roger Baylis, who passed away in Harare on Saturday

Vincent, who won two titles this season and made his major debut at the Open Championship his success would not have been possible without the help he received from the former Zimbabwe national coach and Chapman Golf Club teaching professional.

“My golfing story started with Roger Baylis,” Vincent said in an interview with ZimSportLive on Sunday hours after being confirmed as the winner.

“Thousands of hours were spent together and many fond memories were created. He was one of the most selfless humans I’ve been around,” he added.

Vincent went into the Indonesian Masters holding the top spot on the International Series Order of Merit ahead of American Siwhan Kim.

While Vincent finished in the top 10 in the Indonesia Masters, Kim settled for a tie for 28th, allowing the Zimbabwean to claim the overall title and a place in the LIV Golf League for the 2023 season.

Vincent will now get opportunity to brush shoulders with some of the biggest names in the game as he will be part of the LIV Golf League in 2023 when 48 players and 12 established team franchises will compete in a 14-tournament schedule.

The full slate of events is expected to expand LIV Golf’s global footprint across North and Latin Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

In 2023, LIV Golf League players plan to compete in numerous International Series tournaments, bringing the world’s top players to locations in Asia and the Arab region and several new international destinations.

Tournaments will be broadcast across the globe and showcase an international field of headline and next-generation talent for a worldwide audience.

 

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  1. Roger Baylis was my first golf coach and I owed him so much. I lost in a play-off in the 1990 Ladies British Open and it was his coaching and dedication that took me so far. RIP Roger.
    Jane Howard-Hill.

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