#Taiwan_Masters - The Contenders

Wed 28 Sep 2016

#Taiwan_Masters - The Contenders

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September 28: Here are the likely contenders to the Mercuries Taiwan Masters title.
Chan Shih-chang (Tpe)
After winning in Japan last week, Chan is high in confidence ahead of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. It was his second Asian Tour victory in two months which moved him to fourth place on the Order of Merit, making him the highest ranked player in the elite field this week. With a hot putter in tow, expect a strong challenge from the home favourite.
OOM: 4th
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Miguel Tabuena (Phi)
Miguel has good memories at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. In his rookie year in 2011, he finished in fourth place and placed seventh in last year’s edition. He has two top-five results so far this year with his best finish being tied second in Malaysia in February. Expect him to be in contention for his second Asian Tour title.
OOM: 5th
Siddikur Rahman (Ban)
Siddikur, a two-time Asian Tour winner, finished second at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and represented his country in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last month. He has a solid track record at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters, finishing inside the top-10 on three occasions including a runner-up result in 2010.
OOM: 12th
Lin Wen-tang (Tpe)
Lin won the Mercuries Taiwan Masters in 2009. He is a six-time Asian Tour winner and one of the most popular players in Chinese Taipei. With two top-five results this year, Lin will enter the event in good form.
OOM: 25th
Liang Wen-chong (Chn)
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Liang is the first player from China to win the Order of Merit in 2007. He finished second at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters last year and hopes to go one position higher this year. He finished third in Singapore earlier this year and has several good results in Japan for a solid season so far.
OOM: 32nd
Danny Chia (Mas)
Chia ended a 13-year title drought last year and he will be hoping for a repeat success at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. He isn’t playing his best golf after only making three cuts in 11 appearances but a return to the scene of his success is expected to bring out the best out of him.
OOM: 70th