Que strikes hole-in-one at Yeangder TPC

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Que strikes hole-in-one at Yeangder TPC

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Taipei, September 11: Filipino star Angelo Que struck a hole-in-one in the opening round of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) for a four-under-par 68 to stay two shots back from the leader Elmer Salvador on Thursday.
It was a day to remember for the flamboyant Que when he aced the 200-yard par-three fifth hole with a seven iron to win an Audemars Piguet watch worth NT584,000 (approximately US$19,000) and NT200,000 in cash (approximately US$6,500) in the US$500,000 Asian Tour event.
The Filipino's first official hole-in-one helped him to a four-under-par 68 and a tied fifth placing at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club. The ace also brought back memories for Que, who shot two  hole-in-ones during the practice round of the 2011 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters in Malaysia.
“I jumped for joy when I saw the ball disappear! This is the third hole-in-one I’ve had in my career so far and also my first in a proper professional tournament,” said a delighted Que.
Que, a three-time Asian Tour winner but not since 2010, got off to a fast start when he eagled his opening hole on 10. He added two more birdies against as many bogeys before celebrating his hole-in-one.
Angelo Que of the Philippines Angelo Que of the Philippines
“I’ve been playing well here for the past two to three years. It’s always nice coming to play here in Chinese Taipei because it is on the same golf course and the same sponsor every year. They really make us feel so at home,” said Que.
After a slow start in the 2014 season, Que hopes a return to the Yeangder TPC will bring out the best in him as he finished third in this event last year.
“You really have to putt well to score. Everybody is struggling with their putting here. It’s hard to read the greens. It’s rolling nice but it’s hard to see whether it’s going right or left,” he explained.
“I haven’t set any targets for myself. I go week by week now. I haven’t been doing well this season and I’m quite far away on the Order of Merit. This week, I’m feeling great about my game so I will be aiming for top three or top five. Nobody can assure a win as it’s difficult with the high quality of players out here.”
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