In the spotlight: Nicholas Fung

Wed 23 Jul 2014

In the spotlight: Nicholas Fung

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July 23: Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung was the toast of the 2013 season when he claimed a victory, three second place results and three other top-10s on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) to emerge as the Order of Merit champion.
Banking on his playing experiences on the burgeoning ADT, Fung went on to finish inside the top-60 on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, courtesy of two top-five finishes in Indonesia and the Philippines.
He also moved up from 1416th to 235th position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) in a span of 12 months due to his superb performances on the Asian Tour and ADT last year.
This week, we put Fung in the spotlight and review his results for the season so far.
His season so far: Fung enjoyed an encouraging start to the 2014 season where he missed only one cut in five attempts. The 24-year-old also made his career’s first cut in the Maybank Malaysian Open in April, which was sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. In the same month, he secured his best result so far in 2014 when he placed 21st at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters.
Fung earned plenty of admiration at the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in March when he was selected as a captain’s pick by Thongchai Jaidee. Despite losing all his three matches, he was lauded for his battling display against Miguel Angel Jimenez in the singles matches where he lost on the last hole when the experienced Spaniard holed a remarkable birdie. Team Asia eventually tied with Team Europe 10-10.
What can we expect from Fung: Fung proved that he can mix it up with the top and experienced stars on the Asian Tour. A good rest during the break will allow the young Malaysian to come back with all guns blazing when the season resumes with the Omega European Masters in September.
Fung’s Stats Fact:
Stroke Average:  71.72
Total against Par:  +1
Driving Accuracy:  64.29
Driving Average (yards): 280.72
Greens in Regulation: 62.96
Putting Average: 29.06
Sand Saves: 44.44% out of 27 attempts
For Fung’s full stats, please click http://www.asiantour.com/players/106158/results/ .
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