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Baek eyes breakthrough at Taiwan Masters

Sep 27 2013, 4:12am CDT | by IANS

Taipei, Sep 27 (IANS) Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun is eager to shed his 'Nearly Man' tag when he tees up for another shot at glory at next week's $600,000 Taiwan Masters.

Taipei, Sep 27 — Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun is eager to shed his 'Nearly Man' tag when he tees up for another shot at glory at next week's $600,000 Taiwan Masters. The 23-year-old has been in contention...

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Baek eyes breakthrough at Taiwan Masters

Sep 27 2013, 4:12am CDT | by IANS

Taipei, Sep 27 (IANS) Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun is eager to shed his 'Nearly Man' tag when he tees up for another shot at glory at next week's $600,000 Taiwan Masters.

Taipei, Sep 27 — Korea's Baek Seuk-hyun is eager to shed his 'Nearly Man' tag when he tees up for another shot at glory at next week's $600,000 Taiwan Masters.

The 23-year-old has been in contention for his maiden Asian Tour title on numerous occasions but has yet to convert those close calls into victories.

With memories of last year's performance at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club still firmly etched in his mind, Baek is hopeful of securing that elusive win when the event makes its return from Oct 3-6.

"I played very well last year but I just messed it up on the last day. I guess I was too eager to win and got carried away," said Baek, who was well placed to clinch the title until a closing 78 saw him finish eighth last year.

Baek has posted four top-fives in 11 starts this season and is currently in fifth place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. While he is well positioned on the rankings to feature in other high profile events, it is a win at one of his favourite golf courses that Baek is keeping his focus on for next week.

"I like Taiwan Golf and Country Club as it suits my game. This year, I'll try to be smarter and play my own game. My drives and putting are getting better and I'm returning as a totally improved player. I just want to do my best and I know the result will come," said Baek.

Bangladesh's Siddikur is, meanwhile, hoping to ignite a late charge and break into the top-10 on the Order of Merit to secure a place at the CIMB Classic. His confidence has been buoyed by historic qualification for the World Cup of Golf which is the first ever by a Bangladeshi.

The Mercuries Taiwan Masters has long been the mainstay of the Asian Tour schedule and will welcome over 30 tour champions as they battle for the winner's prize purse of $120,000.

Other contenders for the Taiwan Masters include the leading three players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit -- Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, India's Gaganjeet Bhullar and Australia's Scott Hend.

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Sports Briefing | Golf: Inbee Park Hangs On to Win L.P.G.A. Taiwan Championship

Nov 2 2014 11:07pm CST | Source: New York Times: Sports

Park won in Taiwan for her third victory of the year and 12th career title, holding off Stacy Lewis by two strokes at Miramar in Tai ...
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Park wins LPGA Taiwan, 12th career title

Nov 2 2014 9:39am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip cent ...
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Park wins LPGA Taiwan, 12th career title

Nov 2 2014 9:39am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip centred around her marriag ...
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Park wins LPGA Taiwan, 12th career title

Nov 2 2014 9:39am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip centred around her marriage last month to swing coach Gi H ...
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3 weeks ago

Park wins LPGA Taiwan, 12th career title

Nov 2 2014 9:39am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip centred around her mar ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Park wins LPGA Taiwan, 12th career title

Nov 2 2014 9:39am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Six days after taking the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park was a notch above the American again at Miramar. Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes. The 26-year-old South Korean player closed with a 1-under 71 in light rain to finish at 22-under 266. The victory capped a hectic Asian trip centred around her marriage last month to swing coac ...
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Stacy Lewis during the final round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Taiwan Mobile

Nov 2 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: lpga

Stacy Lewis of USA plays her second shot on the 6th hole during day four of the Taiwan Championships at Miramar Golf & Coun ...
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Shanshan Feng during the final round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Taiwan Mobile

Nov 2 2014 12:44am CDT | Source: lpga

Shanshan Feng of China playes her second shot on the 6th hole during day four of the Taiwan Championships at Miramar Golf & ...
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Inbee Park during the final round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Taiwan Mobile

Nov 1 2014 11:38pm CDT | Source: lpga

Inbee Park of South Korea celebrates on the 18th green after winning the the Taiwan Championships at Miramar Golf & Country Club in Lin ...
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