Bad weather halts play at #YeangderTPC

Fri 09 Oct 2015

Bad weather halts play at #YeangderTPC

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Taipei, October 9: Officials were forced to postpone the halfway stage of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) due to persistent rain on Friday.
The second round of the US$500,000 Asian Tour event will now be played on Saturday with the third and final round scheduled to be staged on Sunday at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club.
Asian Tour Tournament Director Wanchai Meechai said: “We experienced heavy rain in the early morning on Friday and as the weather did not clear, the tournament committee decided to postpone the second round until Saturday.”
Weather delay during round 2 of the YTPC Weather delay during round 2 of the YTPC
Officials announced the decision at 11.30am as the adverse weather caused certain areas on the course to be unplayable due to fog and flooding.
“The decision was made in the best interest of the tournament and our Asian Tour members to ensure that the course was in the best condition before we resume play,” said Wanchai.
Lin Wen-tang of Chinese Taipei and countryman Hung Chun-kang are tied for the lead at the Yeangder TPC after firing matching five-under-par 67s in the opening round.
Ends.
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.
Rain delay for round 2 at YPTC Rain delay for round 2 at YPTC
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.