Gatto confident of retaining HK title

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2011, 12:00am

American C. J. Gatto believes he can become the first player in 17 years to win back-to-back Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championships. Speaking ahead of today's first round at Clearwater Bay, Gatto said: 'It's never easy to defend a title, and with the field as strong as it is it'll be even more of a challenge. But overall I'm confident and I'm really looking forward to it.' The field includes major winner Wayne Grady, Jean Van de Velde and Asian Tour regular Guido Van der Walk. The Hong Kong Golf Club and Kau Sai Chau will host the second and third rounds.