Former Georgia Tech All-America Andy Ogletree claimed his second professional victory at the inaugural International Series Qatar. Ogletree won 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. He won by three shots.
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 allow him to quality qualify for the 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.