China's Hu Mu returns to familiar ground at the Solaire Open

Wed 10 Apr 2013

China's Hu Mu returns to familiar ground at the Solaire Open

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Manila, April 10: Hu Mu, tipped to be China’s great hope in golf, is determined to shine again on a familiar course at the inaugural US$300,000 Solaire Open which starts on Thursday.
Hu enters the full-field Asian Tour event with soaring confidence after finishing fourth at the Chiangmai Golf Classic two weeks ago for his best ever career finish so far.
His result in Chiangmai moved him up to 27th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and he is hoping to swell his earnings of US$39,187 with another fine showing at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
“I feel good coming back to this course. I’m familiar with the course since I played here last year. Staying in the same hotel, playing on the same golf course, it’s really nice coming back to play here,” said Hu, who finished tied 33rd at Wack Wack last year.
“The course is really difficult. It seems to be catered for golfers who can drive the ball really well. Having played in a couple of Asian Tour events this year, I’ve learnt to take my time when I’m out on the course,” he added.
He missed out on an Asian Tour card at Qualifying School earlier this year but is slowly making progress and taking advantage of his limited appearances on the region’s premier Tour, which is celebrating its milestone 10th season.
“I’ve learnt to take one step at a time, play hole by hole and not be too impatient. I hope to finish in top 10 for this week. I’ll try my best this week. You have to have a good strategy in order to play well on this course. It’s a very tricky and challenging course.
“You have to start the ball well and try to hit as many greens as possible. Hitting the greens on this course is not easy and probably the toughest I’ve seen so far. You just have to try and not make so many mistakes,” added the 23-year-old.
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About Solaire Resort and Casino
Solaire Resort and Casino is the first to open in the highly anticipated Entertainment City project along the Philippine’s famed Manila Bay.
The first phase includes approximately 500 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and bayside villas as well as resort-style pool facilities, bars and entertainment lounges. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting space, and a fully equipped spa and fitness center.
The resort also features a world-class dining experience at our signature, casual and quick serve restaurants. The new dining avenues are headed by world-renowned chefs and showcase a comprehensive selection of authentic local and international flavors to cater to even the most discerning palate.
And to give you the ultimate Las Vegas gaming experience, Solaire’s expansive 18,500 square-meter casino area stretches two levels of gaming space, including premium VIP salons and an outdoor themed casino and entertainment bar – all loaded with the most popular slot machines and table games, such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Pontoon and many more!
About the Solaire Open
The Solaire Open is a new event on the 2013 Asian Tour Schedule. It is title sponsored by the Solaire Resort and Casino and supported by DOT (Department of Tourism), Hyundai, the Official Mobility, Pru Life UK, the Official Insurer, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, the Official Coffee and Omega, the Official Timekeeper. The suppliers for the event include Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, the Official Hotel, Johnnie Walker, the Official Whiskey, Asahi Super Dry, the Official Beer, Srixon, the Official Ball, Panasonic, the Official Television Provider, Canon, the Office Solutions Provider and PepsiCo, the Official Water and Sports Drinks.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf