Prom and Que stay on the fringe

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Prom and Que stay on the fringe

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Kuala Lumpur, October 31: Asian Tour stalwarts Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Filipino Angelo Que endured roller-coaster rounds to stay on the fringe of contention at the US$7 million CIMB Classic on Friday.
Prom and Que ended the second round in tied 12th place on five-under-par 139 after shooting a one-under-par 71 and 72 respectively to trail the leader Billy Hurley III by five shots at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West course.
Prom Meesawat of Thailand Prom Meesawat of Thailand
The burly Prom, who ended an eight-year title drought in Chinese Taipei last month, needed to keep his composure after missing an easy birdie chance on the fourth hole.  He turned in 35 before sinking one birdie and one bogey on his outward nine.
“I hit a good tee shot on the fourth hole but missed my birdie putt from five feet. I didn’t want to think about it and I recovered quite nicely,” said Prom, nicknamed the Big Dolphin for his physique and because he hails from the coastal town of Hua Hin.
“On this course, if I play under par every round, you will be in a good position because the greens are tricky and you have to hit good tee shots here. I’m going to enjoy a good weekend,” he smiled.
Prom, who opened his campaign with a solid 68 on Thursday, hopes to continue hitting red number during the weekend rounds to give him a fighting chance of becoming the first Asian Tour winner at the CIMB Classic.
“My approach shots were not as sharp as yesterday so I had to work hard today. I left a bunch of putts out there so hopefully the birdies will come on the weekend. I think I can do it.”
Starting from the 10th tee, the colourful Que, who wore a fluorescent orange shirt, turned in 39 before clawing back with five birdies which included a closing birdie on the ninth hole. “I started pretty slow and I bogeyed three holes on the back nine and didn’t make any birdies. I sort of got it back but it was a rollercoaster round. Yesterday I was hitting it so good,” said Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner.
“Today I had to grind it out. I thought to myself to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’m hitting it good but I need a little more putts to fall. Even par, I can’t complain,” he added.
Que hopes to make the most out of his debut in the CIMB Classic after qualifying for the Asian Tour and PGA TOUR sanctioned event by finishing second at the Hong Kong Open two weeks ago.
“There are still two days to go and anything can happen. I’ll still do the same thing. It will all depend on my luck especially when you’re playing against these guys. I just need to keep my game together,” said Que.
About CIMB Group
The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 19.0 billion as at 30 June and over 40,000 employees located in 18 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at www.cimb.com.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $134 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.
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About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), PRG (Official Accessories Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.