Que stays close in Hong Kong

Fri 06 Dec 2013

Que stays close in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong December 6: Philippines’ Angelo Que took pride in his battling performance as he posted a second round three-under-par 67 to stay two shots back of German clubhouse leader Alex Cejka at the US$1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Friday.
Playing on a sponsor’s invite, Cejka made the most of his invitation by charging to the top of the leaderboard with a 67, grabbing pole position with his two-day total of five-under-par 135 at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
“It's a good feeling.  I had a couple months off now, so it's nice to come back and grind it out,” said Cejka.
“It was a little bit tricky with the wind today but I still managed to hit much better shots. I made some bad club choices, but you know what, when I see myself up there on the leaderboard, I’ll take it no matter what,” said the German.
Despite being left to rue two costly bogeys in his last three holes, Que remains upbeat of his chances at the Hong Kong Golf Club this week.
“Like yesterday, I started well and basically did the same thing so I’ve no complains. I’ve been putting so well. I bogeyed those two holes only because of bad shots as I didn’t hit them that well,” said Que, who opened with a 69.
The Filipino opened with a bogey on the par-four first but got his shot back on the fourth hole with a birdie.
However, it was only after the 35-year-old made the turn in 34 that his round came alive.
Five straight birdies starting from the 10th hole surged Que to the top before he stumbled home with two bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes.
“Making five birdies in a row on this course is pretty amazing. I haven’t done that in a while. I’m still up there and still pretty close,” said Que.
Que has enjoyed four top-fives this season and is hopeful his near-misses can translate into another win for him on the region’s premier Tour.
“I’ve had a lot of confidence the whole year and I think this has been one of my most consistent years. I’ve been putting the best so far and hopefully this week will be a win for me,” said Que.
The Hong Kong Open is co-sanctioned by The European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association and is the third event of The 2014 Race to Dubai, and one of the last on the 2013 Asian Tour schedule.
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