5 things we learned at the Queen's Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation

Mon 03 Dec 2018

5 things we learned at the Queen's Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation

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Sentosa, Singapore, December 3: Here are five takeaways from the Queen's Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation which concluded on Sunday with Filipino talent Miguel Tabuena lifting the trophy to end a three-year wait for his second Asian Tour title.

  1. This is the first time in the tournament history that two editions were held in the same year. It is also the first time that the event is being hosted by a player.
  2. Thai legend Thongchai Jaidee is the second Asian Tour player, following K.J. Choi of Korea, to host a tournament on the Asian Tour. The 49-year-old Thongchai had previously hosted his own tournaments on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) from 2015 to 2017.
  3. This is the first time a championship event was held at the Legacy Golf Club. Measuring 6,939 yards, the course was played as a par-70 with the second and 11th holes converted to par-fours.
  4. Tabuena would become the fourth non-Thai player, following Japan's Tetsuji Hiratsuke (2009), Australian Scott Hend (2016) and Malaysia's Nicholas Fung (2017) to win the prestigious event, held in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
  5. Tabuena's four-day total of 20-under-par 260 also marked the lowest winning score, in relation to par, in the tournament which was inaugurated in 2009.