Que has finishing line in sight at Solaire Open

Sat 15 Mar 2014

Que has finishing line in sight at Solaire Open

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Canlubang, Manila, March 15: Filipino star Angelo Que fired a third round two-under-par 69 to hold a one shot lead over a persistent Miguel Tabuena at the Solaire Open on Saturday.
Que stayed on track for a fourth Asian Tour title despite missing a 10 footer par putt on the last to settle for nine-under-par 204 at the challenging The Country Club, where blustery conditions made life difficult.
Tabuena remained in hot pursuit for a first Asian Tour win by shooting a 70 while Wang Jeung-hun of Korea, who finished fourth at the 2013 Solaire Open, was a further shot back following a 68 at the US$300,000 Asian Tour event.
Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines
S.S.P. Chowrasia of India, who started round three in third position, was blown off course when he returned with a 77 to share 23rd place.
Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner but not since 2010, will not take his lead lightly as the talented Tabuena continues to snap at his heels.
“We’ve played together on so many occasions. I just want to have fun out there with him (Tabuena) again. He never gives up. He just keeps on coming. He reminds me of myself when I was young!” said Que, who traded four birdies against two bogeys.
With the finishing line in clear sight, the bubbly Filipino hopes to win the Solaire Open trophy in front of his pregnant wife, Tracy, and younger daughter, who were cheering for him on the 18th green today.
“Hopefully I can finish this off in the final round. It is going to be a challenging round. It has been windy for the whole week but I’ve been playing solid. I want to keep my game up and finally close the deal again after four years!” said Que.
The excited Tabuena is bracing himself for a challenging final day against a player who he looks up to. The 19-year-old registered two birdies against one bogey to stay in contention.
“I’ve been waiting for the moment to win my first Asian Tour title since I turned professional. Hopefully it happens. I look up to Angelo Que. He is a good friend and very supportive on and off the course. He is a down to earth guy and hopefully I can be as successful as him in the future,” said Tabuena.
Playing in his second year on the Asian Tour, Korea’s Wang charged up the leaderboard with a flawless round highlighted by a 15-feet birdie on six. Dressed in striking pink pants, Wang, who finished 75th on the Order of Merit last season, believes he has the ‘A Game’ to cause an upset on Sunday.
Wang Jeung Hun of Korea Wang Jeung Hun of Korea
“I learnt a lot when I played on the Asian Tour last year. I played very badly in 2013 because I was so nervous. This year, I feel more relaxed and I just want to play my best golf. I really want to win this tournament,” said the 18-year-old Wang.
Scores after round 3 of the Solaire Open being played at the par 71, 7206 Yards The Country Club course (a- denotes amateur):
204 - Angelo QUE (PHI) 70-65-69.
205 - Miguel TABUENA (PHI) 67-68-70.
206 - WANG Jeung-hun (KOR) 71-67-68.
208 - Clyde MONDILLA (PHI) 71-70-67, Akinori TANI (JPN) 69-72-67, Chawalit PLAPHOL (THA) 68-72-68, Richard T. LEE (CAN) 68-70-70.
210 - Sam CYR (USA) 72-69-69, David LIPSKY (USA) 71-68-71, Simon GRIFFITHS (ENG) 70-69-71, Carlos PIGEM (ESP) 69-70-71, Matthew GRIFFIN (AUS) 68-69-73.
211 - Sam BRAZEL (AUS) 66-75-70, Andrew DODT (AUS) 70-71-70, Nicholas CULLEN (AUS) 68-73-70, Siddikur RAHMAN (BAN) 70-70-71, Paul PETERSON (USA) 72-68-71, Bryce EASTON (RSA) 69-68-74.
About Solaire Resorts and Casino
Richard T. Lee of Canada Richard T. Lee of Canada
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation (PSE: BLOOM) is a public company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, develops destination resorts featuring premium accommodations, world-class restaurants, gaming and entertainment, and extensive  luxurious facilities.
Solaire Resort & Casino, the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on a 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines opened March 2013. Solaire, a luxury destination casino resort, is the first property to open in the Entertainment City, a government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone.
Solaire’s Phase 1 features 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bay side villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a wide range of award-winning dining experience and signature restaurants, sophisticated bars and lounges, and an ample multi-level car park. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website: solaireresort.com
SOURCE: Bloomberry Resorts Corporation
(www.bloomberry.ph)
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), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant) 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.
About the Philippine Golf Tour
Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. (PGTI) was established in 2009 to advance the cause of professional golf in the Philippines. PGTI supports the Filipino golfer through exposures in local, regional and international golf tournaments. Through its flagship tournament circuit, the Philippine Golf Tour (PGT), PGTI organizes tournaments held in the country’s top golf courses wherein golfers could hone their skills, compete with fellow professionals, and earn from the sport. In just over a year, the PGT has become the largest local golf circuit in Southeast Asia.