February 24: In his first ever professional event, Asian Tour graduate Lionel Weber held his ground when he ended his campaign at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open presented by Alpine in tied seventh. In this latest blog, the Frenchman, who turned professional after a successful Qualifying School campaign, talks about his debut and life in Asia.
By Lionel Weber
The experience for me has been great so far! The weather here is nice and it is perfect to play golf and practice. People here are nice so it is very good.
I’ve been living in Thailand for the last three months and a half so I’m quite used to the weather. I tried the European Tour Qualifying School and missed the grade by two shots. My friend Marco, who is caddying for me, told me that Asia is fantastic and he asked me to try out the Qualifying School.
I’m glad I earned my Asian Tour card at Qualifying School. I was still an amateur then but turned professional straight after. It is a new life for me now and I love Asia.
I didn’t pay attention to the leaderboard. My wedge shots were so-so during the week but if it was better, then I would have a chance to win. Overall I still think that this is a good result for me because it is my first tournament of the year.
The people in Myanmar are very nice and kind. It is a beautiful country. We’ve seen some sights during the week and I think in five or 10 years, it will be a country which everybody wants to visit!