China's Hu seeks improvement

Thu 12 Sep 2013

China's Hu seeks improvement

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Taipei, September 12: Hu Mu of China shot a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) after struggling with his swing on Thursday.
Hu, ranked 35th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, was disappointed with his first day performance after trading five birdies against four bogeys and one double bogey at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club.
He trails the first round leader Thitiphun Chuayprakong of Thailand by seven shots at the US$500,000 event, which is staged on the Asian Tour Schedule for the fourth straight season.
Meanwhile, Zhang Lian-wei, a five-time Asian Tour winner who is the second Chinese golfer in the elite field, carded a 78.
“I think it’s a very difficult course. It has been really windy out there since morning. Therefore, it’s hard to predict the distances. I’m pretty satisfied with my result but not the overall round. I think I made some bad swings during the round which can be improved,” lamented Hu.
The 23-year-old Hu, who missed out on an Asian Tour card at Qualifying School in Thailand earlier this year, hopes to find the remedy for his swing as he aims to make fifth Asian Tour cut in six appearances this season.
“I’m planning to go to the driving range and putting green to practice. I think the most challenging part of the course is hitting the greens. The grass is really different here. I think it’s hard for foreign golfers to get used to the grass here,” said Hu.
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About the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship
The Yeangder TPC is the brainchild of Yeangder Group Chairman Mr. Emmet Hsu. An avid golfer himself, he holds his own on the fairways as well as the boardroom. Mr. Hsu is a strong supporter for golf in Chinese Taipei and across the region. Apart from sponsoring the Yeangder TPC, Mr. Hsu also sponsors the Yeangder ADT and supports the leading Chinese Taipei players including Lin Wen-tang, Chan Yih-shin, Lin Wen-hong and Chan Shih-chang.
Inaugurated in 2010, the prize purse for the Yeangder TPC has grown from US$300,000 to US$500,000. The Yeangder TPC is a popular stop on the Asian Tour Schedule and it has welcomed many worthy champions such as Thaworn Wiratchant (2010), Lu Wei-chih (2011) and Ganganjeet Bhullar (2013).
The Yeangder Group has pledged to sponsor the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on the Asian Tour for a further three years until 2015.
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), Canon (Official Imaging Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant), 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.