#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in Macao

Mon 17 Oct 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in Macao

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October 17: It was an exciting week for the Asian Tour at the Venetian Macao Open with Thailand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert claiming the title. In this Monday Rewind, we showcase five interesting facts about the tournament.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap] In 2016, the Asian Tour welcomed many new champions with the latest being Pavit Tankamolprasert of Thailand. He is the seventh first time Asian Tour winner this year after Younghan Song, Thitiphun Chuayprakong, Jeunghun Wang, Carlos Pigem, Chan Shih-chang, andPoom Saksansin.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap] Prior to his win, Pavit only had one top-10 on Asian Tour in the 65 events that he played. He gained the much needed experience by playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) where he won five titles and was crowned the 2014  Order of Merit champion.
Anirban Lahiri of India Anirban Lahiri of India
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap] Did you know that Chikkarangappa S. failed to retain his Asian Tour card in 2015? He regained his card by finishing inside the top-40 at  Qualifying School in early 2016, and locked his playing rights for 2017 after claiming his third straight top-10 result.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap] Anirban Lahiri has a good track record at the Venetian Macao Open. He won the event once and finished runner-up three times since 2013. He is now on 63-under-par in the last 16 rounds in the prestigious event. He put on a great show in the final round of the Venetian Macao Open, sinking seven straight birdies to force a play-off with Pavit before losing in extra time.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap] Celebrations aside, a disappointed Lu Wei-Chih missed out on a first appearance  at the CIMB Classic after a poor finish in Macao as Lahiri fought his way into the top-10 on the Order of Merit.
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