Sam Brazel ended 2016 on a high note by winning the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award for December.
The Australian savoured a life-changing victory at the season-ending UBS Hong Kong Open. Being voted as the fans’ favourite for the Hilton award was the icing on the cake for the 37-year-old.
Brazel said: “2016 will always be a year to remember for me as I broke through on the Asian Tour in one of the biggest stages in Hong Kong.
“Being voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month just makes the year a lot more special. I’ll cherish these victories as they will certainly inspire me to work harder in 2017 and beyond.”
Brazel showed nerves of steel under pressure to fire a final round of two-under-par 68 to pip playing partner and Ryder Cup star Rafa Cabrera Bello for his maiden Asian Tour title at the Hong Kong Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
The Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month award is one of the partnership initiatives aimed at recognising outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members both at home and abroad.
The online voting contest to determine the monthly winner engages golf fans as they vote for their favourite golfer through the Asian Tour’s media channels, culminating with fans voting for the Asian Tour Hilton Golfer of the Year.
Besides casting their vote for their favourite player on the Asian Tour, fans who log onto www.asiantour.hiltongolf.com also stand a chance to win a one night stay at any Hilton property of their choice.
Hilton Worldwide is a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
2016 Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month Winners
January: Nicholas Fung
February: Marcus Fraser
March: SSP Chawrasia
April: Kiradech Aphibarnrat
May: Wang Jeung-hun
June: Miguel Tabuena
July: Thongchai Jaidee
August: Paul Peterson
September: Gavin Green
October: Pavit Tangkamolprasert
November: Wang Jeung-hun
December: Sam Brazel