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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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Beijing prosecutors ratify the arrest of Jackie Chan’s son over drug abuse

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BEIJING prosecutors today ratified the arrest of film star Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee, accusing him of providing place for others to take drugs. Jaycee Chan, 31, was caught by police with Kai Ko, a 23-year-old actor from Taiwan on August 14 in a foot massage parlor and later raided Chan’s apartment in the capital’s Dongcheng District. Jaycee Chan’s and Ko’s urine tests later showed they had taken marijuana, and the two confessed to having used the drug, poli ...
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Playboy to appeal 80-year jail term for rape

Sep 3 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Shanghai Daily

A WELL-KNOWN Taiwanese playboy has vowed to appeal his conviction after he was sentenced to nearly 80 years in jail for raping and secretly filming more than a dozen women. Justin Lee, a 29-year-old fixture on Taiwan’s party scene, was convicted of sexually assaulting 14 women and secretly taping them and five others, Taiwan’s High Court said. “Lee denied the charges of drugging and raping the women,” Lee’s lawyer Leo Tzou said yesterday. ...
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Taiwan playboy to appeal 80-year sentence for multiple rapes

Sep 3 2014 3:18am CDT | Source: Shanghai Daily

A well-known Taiwanese playboy vowed to appeal his conviction Wednesday after he was sentenced to nearly 80 years in jail for raping and secretly filming more than a dozen women. Justin Lee, a 29-year-old frequent fixture on Taiwan's party scene, was convicted of sexually assaulting 14 women and secretly taping them and five others, Taiwan's High Court said. "Mr Lee denied ...
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Belgium - Zeke Marshall to Limburg United

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2 LDS missionaries die in Taiwan; 1 dies in US

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