Liang emerges as leading Chinese

Sat 19 Oct 2013

Liang emerges as leading Chinese

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Macau, October 19: Liang Wen-chong emerged as the leading Chinese player after the third round of the Venetian Macau Open on Saturday, shooting a fine five-under-par 66 for a share of 12th place.
The former Asian Tour number one enjoyed a bogey-free outing at the challenging Macau Golf and Country Club as he rose up the leaderboard of the US$800,000 Asian Tour event, which is celebrating its 15th edition.
Two-time Macau Open champion Zhang Lian-wei, who has never missed a cut here in 14 appearances, carded a fine 67 for tied 16th position but youngster Hu Mu stumbled to a 77 to slip back to equal 56th position.
“I’m quite happy today. Bogey free and made five birdies. The putting was getting better. I tried hard in the first two rounds but sometimes, it doesn’t happen. That’s golf. I just have to keep patient and keep practising. Just try to enjoy the game,” said Liang.
Eight shots behind leader Scott Hend of Australia, Liang said he will go for broke on Sunday as he attempts to move further up the leaderboard.
“Tomorrow, I’ll try to attack. I’ll try my best. But this course, it’s very challenging. You can play very good but you can play very bad too. When you haven’t finished 18 holes, you never know what you’ll score,” he said.
“You have to stay away from trouble, avoid losing your ball. If you can keep it on the fairways, you are doing well.”
A return to the Venetian Macau Open brings back good memories as Liang’s family lived in Macau for a couple of years previously.
“I enjoy coming to Macau. It’s near my hometown (Zhongshan). My family stayed in Macau for two years in Macau previously, so I know Macau pretty well. The fans have been great and to have The Venetian Macao supporting this tournament is great.”