#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned last week

Mon 03 Oct 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned last week


Sentosa, Singapore, October 3: The Asian Tour enjoyed a double dose of happiness last week with the Shinhan Donghae Open in Korea and Mercuries Taiwan Masters being held on the same week. Asiantour.com looks back at the top five things we learned.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1.[/dropcap]Gaganjeet Bhullar made up for lost years when he showed determination, patience and will power to return into the winner's circle again. Five back at the start of the day, he won by one for his sixth Asian Tour victory and first in nearly three years after a wrist injury. 'No one was ever going to stop me,” he said.

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[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2.[/dropcap]Scott who? The unassuming Scott Vincent, a rookie from Zimbabwe, made heads turn with his performance. The Qualifying School graduate was happy to stay out of the limelight and finished tied second, a result which should help keep his card for next year. He said: “it is nice coming here where no one really knows who you are and you have no expectations.” That changes from this week onwards Scott!

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3.[/dropcap]Defending champion Byeonghun An was ever gracious and humble. After putting up a strong defence, he was asked if the large crowds were out in full force to watch him play. ”Are you sure they are all here to watch me? There are many other good guys out there too, you know?” He also proved to be adept in signing autographs for fans all week.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4.[/dropcap]Lu Wei-chih expressed his gratitude to his wife and parents for pushing him on in pursuing the game after brain surgery in 2012 knocked him off his stride. “My family pushed me. My wife, my parents kept motivating me to keep fighting. I’m here today because of them,” he said after picking up his fourth Asian Tour victory and third Mercuries Taiwan Masters title.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5.[/dropcap]One day, Filipino Miguel Tabuena will win the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. He’s enjoyed numerous top finishes including a runner-up outing on Sunday. He was fourth in 2011 and seventh last year. ““I don’t know what it is with me and Chinese Taipei,” he said.

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