Getting A Round with Angelo Que

Fri 16 Aug 2013

Getting A Round with Angelo Que

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Kuala Lumpur, August 16: This week, asiantour.com speaks to the bubbly Angelo Que of the Philippines who talks about his goal in golf, his motivation to succeed and shooting two hole-in-ones during a practice round.
1. What goes through your mind when you step up to the tee for every round?
I think about the shot that I’m going to hit on the first hole.
2. What gives you an edge over your fellow rivals on the course?
It would be my long drives and putting.
3. What do you do to keep yourself in tip-top physical shape?
I do yoga to keep myself fit.
4. Do you have any superstitions on the golf course?
I don’t have any. I don’t go to the driving range before my round but that’s routine and not really a superstition.
5. After a 65, would you get back to the range or take the rest of the day off?
Take the rest of the day off because I’ve done my 65 and there’s nothing more I can do.
6. How about after a 78?
I’ll go back to the room and rest.
7. What motivates you to excel?
My family.
8. What do you dislike the most on the golf course?
Slow play!
9. Describe yourself in one sentence?
I’m a laidback, lazy but a fun golfer.
10. What’s been your happiest moment on the golf course?
Shooting two hole-in-ones during the practice round at the 2011 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters.
11. How about the most embarrassing moment?
When I shot an 11 on the 10th hole at the 2012 Ballantine’s Championship in Korea.
12. Who is your favourite roommate and why?
I like staying on my own. I don’t usually have a roommate.
13. Tell us one thing about you that not many people know?
I’m hard on myself when I play badly.
14. Tell us about your first ever full 18 holes and what did you shoot?
That was about 26 years ago so I don’t remember what I shot!
15. How long did it take you to get to single handicap?
About eight or nine years.
16. Would you prefer to play on a 7,700 yard golf course or a shorter but penal golf course, why?
A shorter course because it would be easier to think your way around the course.
17. If you were not a golfer, what would you be?
An architect.
18. What is your ultimate goal in golf?
To be the number one golfer in Asia.
Ends.
About Que
Country:                      Philippines
Date of Birth:              December 3, 1978
Residence:                   Manila
Turned Pro:                 2003
Family:                                    Married, Wife: Tracy
ASIAN TOUR VICTORIES: (3) 2004 Carlsberg Masters Vietnam, 2008 Philippine Open, 2010 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters, Malaysia.
OTHER WINS: (2) 2008 & 2009 ICTSI Mt Malayarat Championship, Philippines.
AMATEUR WINS: (2) 2001 and 2002 Philippine Amateur Championship.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Angelo enjoyed four top-10 finishes in 2012 with his best result coming at the season-ending Iskandar Johor Open where he finished tied-fifth. During the second half of the season, he arrived at most tournaments only the eve and strung together eight consecutive made cuts. He got off to a brilliant start in 2011, finishing in tied ninth place at the season-opening Avantha Masters in India before claiming three top-20s at the Indonesian Masters, Macau Open presented by Cityneon and Barclays Singapore Open. Outside the ropes, he welcomed the arrival of his first child with his wife Tracy. In 2010, Angelo claimed his third Asian Tour victory at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters when he defeated England's Chris Rodgers in a thrilling play-off at Seri Selangor Golf Club. He attributed his success to a new fitness and diet regime where he abstained from meat for a week. Angelo’s best finish in 2009 came at the Omega European Masters when he played his way into contention in Switzerland and finished tied-seventh at the first co-sanctioned event with the European Tour staged on European soil. He also finished top-10 at the Black Mountain Masters and was tied 11th in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters. He also qualified for the US Open but missed the cut by two strokes. In 2008, he hit his best form when he triumphed at the Philippine Open and earned a major appearance at the British Open through qualifying. It was a dream come true when he won his home Open as he held his nerve with a par save on the final hole to pull off a one-shot triumph. Weeks earlier, Angelo qualified for the British Open when he holed a monster birdie putt in a play-off to seal a ticket to Royal Birkdale but he missed the halfway cut at the year’s third major. Another career high came when he qualified for his first appearance at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup with partner Mars Pucay. They finished a commendable tied 10th.  In 2007, he posted one top-10 when he claimed tied fifth place at the Pine Valley Beijing Open. In 2006, Angelo produced a lone top-10 at the SK Telecom Open in Korea. Says poor driving cost him better finishes. Angelo enjoyed a strong start to the 2005 season with several good finishes. He was named as a reserve for the Dynasty Cup and he got his break when Charlie Wi of Korea withdrew. Angelo rose to the occasion against Japan by winning two points for Asia, and holed the winning putt that secured the Cup for the team. Angelo won his maiden title on the Asian Tour in 2004, lifting the Carlsberg Masters Vietnam after beating Thongchai Jaidee and former US Open champion Corey Pavin. He entered the tournament ranked a lowly 122nd on the Order of Merit and had submitted his Qualifying School forms on the eve of the Hanoi event but produced a stunning two-stroke victory. Angelo showed great promise during his amateur days, winning the Philippine Amateur title in 2000 and 2001. His best achievement before joining the professional ranks was finishing third in the Eisenhower Trophy Individual Category in Malaysia in 2002. Subsequently turned professional in 2003 and earned his card in Asia by finishing tied second in the Qualifying School. Finished tied 16th in the Volvo China Open but had to go back to Qualifying School in the following year to regain his card but did not make any headway until the inaugural Carlsberg Masters Vietnam. He is one of the most jovial players on the Asian Tour. In June 2007, the Filipino tied the knot to long-time sweetheart Tracy.
TEAM
Dynasty Cup: 2005 (winners)
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