Turner stands tall at #YeangderTPC

Sat 10 Oct 2015

Turner stands tall at #YeangderTPC

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Taipei, October 10: Niall Turner of Ireland bounced back from a back injury earlier this year to take the early second round lead at the US$500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Saturday.
Turner, who stands at about 190 centimetres tall, fired a six-under-par 66 to set the clubhouse target on eight-under-par 136 at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club.
[pullquote align="left"]"Three round tournaments are kind of a sprint or a shootout really." - Niall Turner[/pullquote]
The 52-year-old Lu Wen-teh of Chinese Taipei was a further three shots back following a 71 while Akinori Tani of Japan, Lionel Weber of France and Lee Sung of Korea were among seven players bunched up on 140s.
Due to adverse weather on Friday, the second round was postponed, leaving officials with no choice but to reduce the Yeangder TPC to 54 holes.
Turner got off to a slow start as he was one-under through seven holes. He turned the corner after holing a 15-foot par save on the par three eighth hole before firing five birdies to charge into contention for a first Asian Tour win.
“Three round tournaments are kind of a sprint or a shootout really. I was thinking if I can get a low one today then it will set me up nicely for the last round. There will be a huge amount of guys in contention,” said Turner, who won on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) last year.
The 32-year-old was proud to bounce back from a disappointing injury earlier this year. “It is a great feeling after what I’ve been through. I felt miserable in the first six months I was injured. I'm delighted to be back and playing well again. I had a tear near my lower back and a few hip issues. It was an awful first six months so I'm glad to be back and in contention. I'm fully recovered now."
Lu Wen-teh of Chinese Taipei Lu Wen-teh of Chinese Taipei
About the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship
The Yeangder TPC is the brainchild of Yeangder Group Chairman Mr. Emmet Hsu. An avid golfer himself, he holds his own on the fairways as well as the boardroom. Mr. Hsu is a strong supporter for golf in Chinese Taipei and across the region. Apart from sponsoring the Yeangder TPC, Mr. Hsu also sponsors the Yeangder ADT and supports the leading Chinese Taipei players including Lin Wen-tang, Chan Yih-shin, Lin Wen-hong and Chan Shih-chang.
Inaugurated in 2010, the prize purse for the Yeangder TPC has grown from US$300,000 to US$500,000. The Yeangder TPC is a popular stop on the Asian Tour Schedule and it has welcomed many worthy champions such as Thaworn Wiratchant (2010 & 2013), Lu Wei-chih (2011), Gaganjeet Bhullar (2012) and Prom Meesawat (2014).
The Yeangder Group has pledged to sponsor the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) till 2015.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.