Que maintains upward trend in Melbourne

Sat 23 Nov 2013

Que maintains upward trend in Melbourne

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Melbourne, VIC, November 23: With the Philippine flag on the first tee as a show of support following the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the country, Angelo Que was delighted to finally shoot a red number with a one-under-par 70 in the third round of the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf on Saturday.
Countryman Antonio Lascuna, however, had a day to forget at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club after a 77 which saw him slip out of the top-10 to tied 41st position in the US$8 million tournament.
Que, who did not enjoy the benefit of a practice round at Royal Melbourne, maintained his upward trend by improving his scores by two shots since opening with a 74 on Thursday, followed by a second round 72.
Naturally, Que is aiming to end his campaign at the World Cup million in a flourish on Sunday.
“As I’ve said yesterday, it’s getting better by two shots every day! So far I’ve done it. I had a putt on the last from eight feet for par and I was thinking about it. Luckily I made that. I’m happy I shot under par and got it back to three over for the tournament. I hit the ball really good today and putted good. I can’t complain, hopefully I’ll keep it up tomorrow,” said Que, who is playing in his third World Cup.
He said the support that he and countryman Antonio Lascuna have received from the tournament and fans have been tremendous following the country’s worst natural disaster two weeks ago.
“It’s gone past my expectations. From the support that we have got from the tournament, sponsors and players, with what happened two weeks ago in Manila, everyone has been so supportive,” said Que.
“They’ve even had the Philippine flag on the first tee to support us so it feels good to be a Filipino playing in this event.”
Que reckons he is finally learning to master the world-famous Royal Melbourne composite course.  “I think the rain helped a bit (this morning). The greens were a bit softer and holding more. At the same time, I was hitting it better and putting it well which is the key. It’s always nice to shoot under par on any course,” said Que.
“My main goal here is to do well and to do that, you have to shoot under par. Unfortunate not to have a practice round but you know, I’m enjoying my time here and I’m loving it. Hopefully I can get back here again.
“I’ll just keep it in play and try to do the same things (tomorrow) and hole a lot of putts. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow,” added the three-time Asian Tour winner.
Lascuna was shell shocked after a round that included one double bogey, six bogeys and two birdies. “I started badly with a double bogey on one and a bogey on two and failed to recover. It rained in the morning which also made it tough for me,” lamented Lascuna.
About ISPS
ISPS is a ‘General Incorporated Association’ based in Tokyo.  ISPS was founded by Japanese philanthropist Dr Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes throughout the sporting world.  ISPS has fostered partnerships with golf governing bodies worldwide to help develop the game at every level and promote blind and disabled golf.  ISPS’s heritage in supporting blind and disabled golf and Dr Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in golf has formed the foundation of its wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport. Visit www.ispsgolf.com
About Melbourne
Known as one of the world’s most liveable cities, it is Melbourne’s sophisticated, yet edgy style combined with super-friendly people that gives the city its personality. With an impressive calendar of high profile international events, including The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and The Australian Open Tennis Championships, Melbourne is a leader in staging major events and providing a world-class welcome to international visitors.
With inner-city precincts ranging from the infamous city centre laneways to the beachy, bayside chic of the south and eclectic northside cool – Melbourne is a city of constant discovery where fashion, food, sport and entertainment, shopping, heritage, the arts and good living all come together to creative a lifestyle envied by many around the world. Food and wine lovers in particular will be in food heaven in gourmet Melbourne. Eating experiences range from award-winning celebrity chef restaurants to farmers markets selling locally sourced wines and fresh produce.
As one of the most compact regions in Australia, Victoria offers a huge variety of landscapes and experiences within a few hours of Melbourne. Whether its deserts, alpine ski resorts, mighty rivers, great lakes, wildlife, or the unparalleled spectacle and beauty of the world renowned Great Ocean Road, Victoria is all about quality experiences.
Many of the state’s regional attractions, including valleys of vineyards and international surf beaches, are less than a two-hour drive from Melbourne. But with more time to spare, the entire state offers a variety of scenic routes ideal for self-drive and personalised tours.
About the International Federation of PGA Tours
The International Federation of PGA Tours was formed in 1996 by golf’s five world governing bodies – The European Tour, Japan Golf Tour Organisation, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour (South Africa PGA Tour) with the purpose of providing a forum for the world’s professional golf organizations to discuss issues of mutual importance and, together, develop and promote the game of golf on a global basis.  As part of its mission, the Federation initiated the World Golf Championships in 1999.  The Asian Tour joined the International Federation of PGA Tours in November 1999, while the Canadian Tour and the Tour de las Americas joined the Federation as associate members in 2000 and 2007, respectively.
In step with global growth of professional golf, the International Federation of PGA Tours announced an expansion and restructuring of its membership in 2009, adding the International Golf Association and additional professional golf tours, including – for the first time – women’s golf tours: China Golf Association; Korea Professional Golfers’ Association; Professional Golf Tour of India; LPGA Tour; Ladies European Tour; Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour; Japan LPGA; Korean LPGA; and Ladies Asian Golf Tour.
About the International Golf Association
The International Golf Association (IGA) is a not-for-profit corporation, chartered in the State of New York in 1956.  IGA is governed by its seven-member Board of Directors.  Jonathan Linen is the IGA Board Chairman.  Through its association with the International Federation of PGA Tours, IGA continues its international goodwill through golf mission and looks forward to the 2013 return of the World Cup to The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, one of the world’s greatest golf venues.
About IMG
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