Cha-am, Hua Hin, Thailand, February 14: Lionel Weber of France is aiming for another bite of the cherry after enjoying his first season on the Asian Tour last year.
The Frenchman finished 103rd on the Order of Merit to lose his Asian Tour card but is in position to regain his playing rights at the Qualifying School Final Stage.
Shooting a third round five-under-par 66 for a nine-under-par 205 total, Weber trails the leader Nathan Holman of Australia by three shots heading into the final round.
In this blog, Weber talks about winning the Qualifying School, his round of 66 and how the experience of playing in Asia has made him a better player.
By Lionel Weber
I putted better today. I’m very happy with my five-under. I’m feeling very confident and I will not think about finishing inside the top-40 to get my Asian Tour card again. My goal is to win this Qualifying! That is the best way to get my card back.
It was a great experience playing on the Asian Tour last year. I’m definitely a much better player compared to when I played in the Qualifying School for the first time last year. I will be glad if I can get back on the Asian Tour and try to play better again.
I lost a bit of confidence in the second half of the season. I was far from home and I was a bit home sick. It is not easy when you are playing in your first year. You do not know the course and the country. It felt like a new experience every week.
I felt better towards the end of the season and made a few cuts in the big events. I want to play in the Asian Tour again because now I know the courses better. If I can earn my Asian Tour can then I will be ready to fight again.