Que confident ahead of Philippines open

March 31st, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by admin  

Manila, March 31 (IANS) Angelo Que is confident of a good performance ahead of the $300,000 Philippines Open, which starts Thursday at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. Que, who endured a lean patch since winning his maiden Asian Tour title in 2004, came back strongly at the British Open qualifying in Singapore last week after earning one of the four places at the qualifying.

“I’m pretty excited and confident that I’ll do well this week. I have been playing well this year, so I just need to keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully the putts will go in,” said Que, who is the first Filipino since Frankie Minoza in 1998 to qualify for the British Open.

“It means a lot to be playing in our National Open and also the oldest Open in Asia. I would say the Philippine Open is one of the most important events for any Filipino golfer,” he said.

In Singapore, Que acknowledged that Lady Luck was on his side as in the fourth play-off hole against Tomohiro Kondo of Japan, he drained a 40-foot birdie putt to earn the fourth and final spot.

“It certainly has boosted my confidence. Qualifying for the British Open Championship would boost anybody’s confidence,” he said.

“Wack Wack is one of its kind. It has a great layout, good conditions and very interesting greens. I think the players will have so much fun and they would love the challenge.

“I came pretty close last year but finished poorly on the last six holes. I was inconsistent and impatient and I think I know now what I have to do in order to give myself a better shot at the title this week,” said Que.

The Philippines Open, a full-field Asian Tour event, is the eighth leg of the 2008 Schedule.

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