Que & Chawrasia aim for #HoTramOpen high

Wed 25 Nov 2015

Que & Chawrasia aim for #HoTramOpen high

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Ho Tram, Vietnam, November 25: Filipino golf star Angelo Que heads to the inaugural US$1.5 million Ho Tram Open next week with every intention to triumph in the country that launched his career over a decade ago.
Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner, remembers with great fondness his maiden victory in Vietnam back in 2004 where he defeated Thai legend Thongchai Jaidee in a head-to-head duel.
A win at the award-winning The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip course, which is located about a two hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, will be timely as he will celebrate his 37th birthday during the first round of Vietnam’s newest and richest international sporting event. The Ho Tram Open runs from December 3 to 6.
“I’ve got a lot of good memories from Vietnam. My first Asian Tour win came in the country and I needed to win back then to keep my Tour card. Not even a second place would have helped me then. The win kick started my career for sure and I’m now looking forward to playing in the Ho Tram Open and maybe trying to win it,” said Que.
Que will be amongst the top Asian Tour stars taking aim at the Ho Tram Open which has attracted Spanish star Sergio Garcia, Europe’s Ryder Cup and EurAsia Cup team captain Darren Clarke and Asia’s first Major champion Y.E. Yang, who is also an honorary member of the Asian Tour.
SSP Chawrasia of India SSP Chawrasia of India
Australia’s Scott Hend, Andrew Dodt and India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia, currently second, third and fourth respectively on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit, are also tipped to contend in what is the richest full field Asian Tour tournament.
The bubbly Que is hoping to produce his best golf again after a 2015 campaign which has been unrewarding thus far. He hopes to draw on the positive memories from his career breakthrough to end a five-year title drought.
“There’s a picture of me taken when I putted out for the win. You could see the veins in my neck with the way that I shouted after I won. The putt made me a different player,” said Que.
“My year has been a rollercoaster. I’ve had good weeks and I’ve had bad weeks. You want to stay on top of your game and you need some luck. The past year, I’ve played in a lot of tournaments which I’m not quite used to as I’ve spend time in Japan as well this season.”
He lauded the sponsors of the Ho Tram Open for putting up another new event on the Asian Tour. “It’s great we have a new playing opportunity. Back when I started out on the Asian Tour, we could never get a US$1.5 million event and this is great for the Asian Tour and for Vietnam golf. It’s a chance to show the world how golf has grown in Asia,” said Que.
Chawrasia has enjoyed one of his best seasons to date but wants a win to put the icing on the cake. The three-time Asian Tour winner has also never won outside of India and hopes to get it right at the Ho Tram Open.
“I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip course and I can’t wait to get there for the Ho Tram Open. My year has been good with several top finishes but of course I would like to win a tournament before the year concludes,” said the 37-year-old Chawrasia.
Complimentary tickets to watch the Ho Tram Open are available for download on the Ho Tram Open website www.hotramopen.com.
Since opening in October 2014, the links-style layout located two hours southeast of Ho Chi Minh City has been hailed by many of the world’s leading authorities on golf. In January, GOLF Magazine named it one of the world’s best new courses. In July, the Australian Financial Review called it “as pretty a course as you’ll find on the entire Asian continent.”
For more information about the Ho Tram Open including player bios and sponsorship options, visit www.hotramopen.com.
About Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd
Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL) is an international development company specializing in integrated resort destinations. ACDL, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Ho Tram Project Company Ltd, is the developer of the Ho Tram Strip, a group of integrated resorts and residential development located on more than 400 acres of land with more than two kilometers of pristine beach in Ho Tram, Vietnam and an approved Investment Certificate issued by the Government of Vietnam. With a focus on providing a personalized blend of excitement and relaxation, the Ho Tram Strip will feature something for everyone, from lavish entertainment to premium shopping and exceptional recreational facilities.
The first phase of its development – The Grand Ho Tram Strip – opened its doors in 2013 and includes a 541 room five-star hotel, a world-class entertainment facility, restaurants, high-tech meeting space, an exclusive VIP area, three swimming pools, as well as a variety of beach-front recreation activities. The Ho Tram Strip is one of the region’s largest integrated resort projects with major future development phases including an additional 559 rooms and further leisure amenities that will complete The Grand Ho Tram Strip.  Adjacent to The Grand, the 18 hole Greg Norman designed Championship golf course – The Bluffs – opened for play in early 2014.  Future developments at the site will include a residential offering, a second integrated resort similar in size and scale to The Grand, and three additional five star resorts.
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 FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.