Linkou, Chinese Taipei: India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu will set his sights on a second victory at the Yeangder Tournament Players
Championship (TPC) when he gets his campaign underway at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
The 30-year-old Sandhu, who claimed his Asian Tour breakthrough at the popular event in 2017, is thrilled to return to the scene of his
memorable victory after missing the chance to defend his title last year.
Sandhu hopes his consistent play on the Asian Tour so far this season will be rewarded with a strong showing in the full-field event,
which is celebrating its 10th consecutive edition on the region’s premier Tour this week.
The Indian, who marked his best result this season with a runner-up finish in Bangladesh earlier in April, will feature in the talented
“It’s amazing to be back here. I was just talking to my caddy Suria after playing nine holes yesterday. I could still remember every shot that I hit, all the feeling that I had when I won here two years ago. It’s really nice to come back.” said Sandhu
“ The course is looking pretty similar like before. The greens, however, seems better than before. I hope the wind is up because that’s when the course will kind of shows up. I think we’re expecting storms according to the forecast, he said.
I feel I’m close to a win again. Pretty good stretch of events coming up so hopefully it would be one of these weeks. It’s a tree-line golf course here and it really suits my eye off the tees. The greens are small so I need to work on my iron-play because I need pretty accurate lines on these greens.
Its kind of rewards consistency in a way. That’s the strong part of my game. You just need to keep hitting center fairway and hitting the greens and you can give yourself a lot of opportunities for birdies.“he added
144-man field from 23 countries at the Yeangder TPC, which continues to offer a prize purse of US$500,000.
Chinese Taipei’s Hung Chien-yao has shown some great form of late, having claimed a top-five finish at the Sarawak Championship two weeks
ago. The 27-year-old Hung will take aim at becoming the second local player, following Lu Wei-chih, to lift the Yeangder TPC trophy.
Lu, who enjoyed a fifth-place finish last year, is also feeling positive vibes ahead of the 2019 Yeangder TPC. Placed 53rd on the latest
Order of Merit, Lu hopes to boost his rankings with a fine showing in the event, where he won in 2011.
Newly-minted Asian Tour champion Miguel Carballo of Argentina will be looking to extend his winning form at the Yeangder TPC, where he finished tied-27th in his debut appearance last season.