China's Liang aims to start on winning note in Indonesia PGA Championship

09:02, March 24, 2011      

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China's Liang Wenchong will begin the new season on OneAsia this week at the Indonesia PGA Championship determined to lay a ghost to rest, a press statement said in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Chinese star always plays to win and he has shown that by tasting victory three times on OneAsia. He also claimed last year's Order of Merit title with winnings of 560,736 U.S. dollars.

However, when he was in Jakarta last year, despite being the hot favorite to win the Indonesia Open presented by Enjoy Jakarta, he was relegated to second place by Michael Hendry from New Zealand.

"I was one shot behind him after three rounds and was confident I could catch up on the last day but he played brilliantly and beat me by seven shots. It was quite a shock and now that I am back in Jakarta I would like to make up for that by winning," said Liang.

The 32-year-old claimed the Midea China Classic in 2009, and last year triumphed in the Luxehills Chengdu Open and the Thailand Open.

The season opening US$1 million Indonesia PGA Championship is being played at Imperial Klub Golf just outside Jakarta and Liang is raring to get started.

"I had pretty decent practice rounds. I am glad to be back here in Jakarta - the weather is good and the course is great. I am happy to be here as it is OneAsia's season opening tournament, and I hope to have a perfect start. Being OneAsia's Order of Merit winner, I hope to inspire more young golfers in China to participate and perform well in OneAsia's tournaments so as not to disappoint all the people who have helped build up the golf industry in China," said Liang.

He plans to play as many events possible on this year's OneAsia schedule which boasts 13 tournaments which all boast prize money of over 1 million dollars.

"This is definitely the strongest field that OneAsia has had. There are some incredibly good players especially from Korea," added Liang.

Bae Sang-moon and Kim Dae-hyun, the two young Koreans who many expect to rocket to stardom are competing.

Bae has claimed two titles on OneAsia winning the Korean Open in 2009 and last year's SK Telecom Open. Kim triumphed in the 2010 GS Caltex Maekyung Open and was also was runner-up to Liang on the Order of Merit.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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