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No China crisis for relaxed Fung

Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung will take a relaxed and patient approach as he continues to adapt to swing changes in this week’s inaugural KG S&H CITY Asian Golf Championship at Kaikou Golf Club in Xiamen, China.

“I just want to enjoy my game this week. I haven’t been playing well recently. I’ve been trying to change my swing and that’s the reason why I have to be patient before I see the results,,” said Fung, who claimed his first Asian Tour title at the Queen’s Cup in June.

Fung is currently in 28th position on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and has missed only six cuts in 18 starts so far this season. However, his form has been shaky recently due to the swing changes he made after the Queen’s Cup win.

“After winning Queen’s Cup and gaining the two-year exemption on tour, I thought I should change my swing as I want to gain more distance. I know I just have to practice more and hopefully I can see the results soon,” said the 27-year-old.

“I think I have managed to achieve my goals for this year. I always wanted to win on the Asian Tour and I finally did it at the Queen’s Cup in June. It’s been a great year so far but I hope to do even better next year. That’s why I’m making changes to my swing now,” he added.

Fung headlines the US$350,000 event alongside Thailand’s Prom Meesawat, Australian Marcus Both and Chinese Taipei duo Lin Wen-tang and Chan Shih-chang.  Young talent Liu Yan-wei will spearhead the local charge alongside Qualifying School graduate Ouyang Zheng, as well as He Shao-cai and Cao yi, placed 12th and 17th on the current China Tour Order of Merit.

The KG S&H CITY Asian Golf Championship is jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and China Golf Association (CGA) with a field breakdown of 56 Asian Tour professionals, 48 China Tour professionals and four special invitations.

 

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