Chan romps to victory in China

Mon 18 May 2015

Chan romps to victory in China

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May 18: Chinese Taipei’s Chan Shih-chang enjoyed a commanding victory when he romped to a three-shot win at the Eternal Courtyard Open on Sunday.
The four-time Asian Development Tour (ADT) champion closed with an eight-under-par 64 to deny local hope Zhang Xin-jun of a home victory at the Chinese event which is part of the PGA TOUR China Series
Chan’s march towards his emphatic victory was not smooth sailing though as he only made it into the weekend rounds tied for 23rd after rounds of 71 and 77.
However the 28-year-old took advantage of the more favourable conditions over the weekend to steer himself into the winner’s circle.
“This week, although my second-round score was 77, I just tried to keep myself in control and hit the ball on the fairway,” said Chan of the gusty conditions in his opening two rounds.
“I figured if I did that my scores would be better,” added Chan, who signed off with a winning total of nine-under-par 279.
Meanwhile Philippines' Angelo Que secured another victory on his domestic circuit when he won the ICTSI Anvaya Cove Invitational crown, helped no less by his final round eight-under-par 64, which was also a new course record at the Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club.
“It was a perfect game. Everything was in place, including my irons and putting,” said Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner.
At the Wells Fargo Championship in the United States, Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi posted a final round 74 to finished tied-28th , 16 shots back of runway winner Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.
Over in Spain, fellow honorary member Y.E. Yang also finished in a share of 28th place at the Open de Espana while India’s Jeev Milkha Singh settled for tied-33rd after closing with a 72.
Australia’s Andrew Dodt, who is second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, was tied for 56th after a 293 total at the European Tour event which was won by England’s James Morrison.
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