ADT: Chan seeks record breaking win

Mon 14 Jul 2014

ADT: Chan seeks record breaking win

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Jakarta, July 14: Chan Shih-chang of Chinese Taipei will be aiming to etch his name in the record books when he targets a fourth Asian Development Tour (ADT) victory at the US$60,000 Linc Group Jakarta Classic which starts on Tuesday.
Chan has enjoyed a superb career on the ADT since his breakthrough win in Malaysia last year. His form spilled over into the 2014 season where he claimed two more victories which propelled him to the top of the Order of Merit.
Only Jay Bayron of the Philippines, the 2012 ADT Order of Merit champion, has won three titles since the ADT was inaugurated in 2010. The in-form Chan will now have a good opportunity to increase his winning tally at the Imperial Klub Golf.
The 28-year-old Chan is brimming withwith confidence as he heads into this week’s ADT event fresh after winning a local event on Sunday.
“It has been a great season for me so far. I’m very happy with my game right now. I think I’m able to handle the stress better in a tournament now. This is probably because I’ve been playing a lot especially on the ADT and the experience helps,” said Chan.
He believes he has a strong mental game to overcome the strong challenge from the talented field which includes the defending champion James Bowen of the United States, local hero George Gandranata, Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand and Brett Munson of the United States.
“My mental game is getting better. It is going to be a stretch of tournaments for me over the few weeks. Hopefully I can continue to play good,” said Chan.
Japan’s Masaru Takahashi and Mitsuhiko Hashizume and Englishmen Grant Jackson and Peter Richardson will also feature in the event, which is the ninth stop on the ADT in 2014.
This season, the ADT will reward the top five players on the final Order of Merit with playing rights for the 2015 Asian Tour season. Previously, the top-three players were offered Asian Tour cards since the ADT’s launch in 2010.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
About OB Golf Events
OB Golf Events is a subsidiary of OB Golf & Lifestyle Magazine which is Indonesia’s leading English Golf Magazine. Serving the corporate market with unique and memorable corporate tournaments for over 10 years, OB Golf Events has been behind many successful international and domestic golf tournaments in Indonesia. Reaching over 30,000 golfers nationwide, OB Golf serves anyone interested in golf with all their golfing needs. For more information, visit www.obgolf.co.id or www.golfwonderfulindonesia.com.
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.