|Officials with Team Thailand and Malaysia at Wednesday’s Press Conference.|
The leading trio were invited to feature in the US$7 million tournament after finishing as the top three players on the Order of Merit last season. The Asian Tour stars will have a chance to shoot for the US$1.2 million top prize this week in the event which has no halfway cut.
Tiger Woods, the world number two, is the defending champion.
It could be his best birthday gift ever as Gangjee turns 26 on Saturday, the third round of the World Cup Qualifier. The slightly-built Indian will partner the experienced Amandeep Johl in their quest for a top three finish which will earn them a place in the World Cup in
“I’m feeling excited about the World Cup Qualifier. I represented
This is the first time that 100PLUS POWER is supporting an international golf event and Asian Tour Chief Executive Louis Martin was delighted to welcome the renowned brand on board for the World Cup Qualifier, which has attracted 18 teams from
“Our partnership with 100PLUS POWER is a new one and we are pleased that they have joined us for the staging of a very important event on the international golf calendar. The 18 teams who will tee up at Palm Resort will battle it out for three places in the World Cup in
The Korean (right) stormed to a three-stroke victory in the Taiwan Open at North Bay Golf and Country Club and the winner’s cheque of US$50,000 increased his season’s collection to US$160,608, good for 10th place on the money ranking.
Australian Terry Pilkadaris continued his superb form this season by placing second behind Wi for his best outing on the Asian Tour. His cheque of U$33,090 took his tally to US$103,768 and saw him become the 15th player to surpass the US$100,000 mark this season. Pilkadaris is 14th on the Order of Merit.
September 27: Korean star Choi Kyung-ju finished tied seventh in the 84 Lumber Classic on Sunday as world number one Vijay Singh continued his imperious form with an eighth title of the season.
Choi carded rounds of 71, 68, 73 and 65 to finish four shots behind Singh, who won by one from Stewart Cink. It was Singh’s third consecutive victory and his year’s collection to date of US$9.45 million is a new record for money won in a single season.
Asian stalwart Choi enjoyed a splendid final round, shooting six birdies and eagle. He has now won US$1.94 million this year and is currently 23rd on the money ranking and in good position to qualify for the Tour Championship, which is exclusive to the top 30 money earners.
Taipei, September 26: Korea’s Charlie Wi (right) coasted to a three-stroke victory in the US$300,000 Taiwan Open today after shooting an accomplished four-under-par 68 in the final round.
It was Ghei’s his 36th birthday today and he celebrated in style at North Bay Golf and Country Club, shooting a three-under-par 69 that included a stunning eagle two in the US$300,000 Asian Tour event.
Overnight co-leader Lin Chie-hsiang, bidding for his third Taiwan Open crown, overcame a shaky start to sign for a 71 while Australian Terry Pilkadaris, fourth in the recent Kolon Korean Open, finished the day one stroke back after a 70.
For the first time this week, the wind stayed away which led to some superb scoring displays.
The 43-year-old Lin, winner of the event in 1992 and 1993, produced a fine one-under-par 71 on yet another blustery day at North Bay Golf and Country Club, located on the outskirts of
Thammanoon battled to a 73 to jointly lead the US$300,000 Asian Tour event on one-under par 143, one shot ahead of local amateur champion Hsu Chia-hau, who carded a second straight 72.
Hsieh’s fairy-tale run continued strongly when the 64-year-old added a 73 to his opening 72 to lie in tied fourth place, two off the pace.
A week after compatriot Thaworn Wiratchant tasted victory in the Mercuries Taiwan Masters, it was Thammanoon’s turn to hog the limelight with a two-under-par 70 on a windswept and wet day at North Bay Golf and Country Club.
Starting from the 10th, Thammanoon traded three birdies against two bogeys on his outward nine before finishing with another birdie on eight after narrowly missing a chip-in for eagle.
“I kept my tee shots in play all day and missed only one fairway. My short game was really good as well and I took only 27 putts,” said Thammanoon.
A total of 18 two-man teams will battle for three spots to play in the World Cup in
The Asian Tour is staging the four-day qualifier on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, organisers of the World Golf Championships-World Cup which will held from November 18-21.
Heading the charge for the World Cup Qualifier is