Stars show charity support for Japan floods

Sun 27 Sep 2015

Stars show charity support for Japan floods

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September 26: The Asian Tour stars helped to raise funds at the Asia-Pacific Open Mitsubishi Diamond Cup for the victims of the devastating floods which hit Japan early in September.
The promoters of the Mitsubishi Diamond Cup organised charity initiatives where spectators can take a photo and autograph with any of the golfers for Y1,000 (approximately US$8) at the Otone Country Club.
Rahil Gangjee of India Rahil Gangjee of India
The on-going charity drive was a huge hit among fans who had the opportunity to take a photo and autograph with Asian Tour players Panuphol Pittayarat, Angelo Que, Richard T. Lee, Rahil Gangjee, Arjun Atwal, Paul Peterson and S.S.P. Chawrasia.
“It is a good initiative,” said Gangjee, a winner on the Asian Tour. “I’m happy to play my part to help raise funds for the flood victims. The people of Japan have strong will and I hope they recover swiftly from this natural disaster.”
Lee was also a fan favourite after he battled to an opening 66. He added a 74 in the second round to trail the leader Prayad Marksaeng by five shots heading into the penultimate round.
“There was no hesitation to help in this charity drive. It is a good way to help raise funds and as professional golfers, we are always ready to help in any way we can. It is sad to see the people suffering so I hope this small gesture can help them in their plight,” said Lee.
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