#MondayRewind: 5 things we learnt in Taipei

Mon 04 Jul 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learnt in Taipei

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July 4: Another week done and another Monday Rewind about the week at Yeangder TPC – on and off the course.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]Since joining the Asian Tour in 2013, Carlos Pigem has improved tremendously and it was only a matter of time before he won his first title in Asia. The Spaniard was ‘lost for words’ when he defeated Shunya Takeyasu on the first play-off at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei. Before the win, Pigem finished inside the top-five on five occasions with his best results in third place at the 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters and 2014 Solaire Open.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Only a victory for Nicholas Fung at the Yeangder TPC would have helped him overtake countryman Gavin Green on the Official World Golf Ranking and earn the chance to represent Malaysia in the Olympics in August. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Fung but many are predicting that he will cross the finishing line soon.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]At the start of the final round, 10 out of 11 players were chasing a first Asian Tour victory. It was Pigem who eventually prevailed but the wait continues for Scott Barr of Australia, who has played 253 Asian Tour tournaments without a win yet. On a brighter note, Barr is one of the most consistent players on Tour, having successfully retained his card since 2004.MondayRewind
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]I bet you didn’t see him coming or maybe you did? After opening with rounds of 72, 68 and 74, Lin Wen-tang burst into life on the final day with a sparkling eight-under-par 64 to finish as the highest local player in tied fifth place. It was his second top-five result in the event. Lu Wei-chih remains as the only Chinese Taipei player to win the event in 2011.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]What’s a Monday rewind without a posting about food? When in Taipei, players and staff will never go hungry. There’s ample of food choices near the Ambassador Hotel (the official Yeangder TPC hotel) and at the golf course, as approved by Chikkarangappa S. Cool photo buddy but the hashtag..hmm.. #Taiwan.
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