新浪体育讯 Alex Wu Ashun finished joint 30th in the Worldwide Selangor Masters in Malaysia, the 23-year-old’s best result on the Asian Tour since qualifying for the regional circuit at the end of last year.
Wu Kangchun, Wu Ashun’s fellow Omega China Tour star and his former China teammate at the 2006 Asian Games, ended in tied 58th place. Shang Lei missed the cut at Seri Selangor Golf Club.
Wu Ashun and Shang both earned full Asian Tour cards after progressing through last December’s qualifying school and have had a tough debut season, although Wu has been having a better year than his compatriot.
The Xiamen-born Wu rebounded from an opening 75 in Malaysia with a second-round 70 that ensured he made the cut, before another 70 and a closing 72 gave him a four-round total of 287 and a cheque for US$2,317.74.
The athletic youngster impressed in his four Omega China Tour events in 2006 before spending most of last year honing his skills at the Oak Valley Golf Academy in California.
Wu Kangchun, who won last year’s Sofitel Golf Championship in his professional debut after helping China finish ninth in Doha Asian Games golf team event, was in a strong position after two opening rounds of 70, but weekend scores of 74 and 81 saw him drop down the field.
A host of Chinese Taipei players who have competed on this year’s Omega China Tour enjoyed good results in Malaysia.
Lu Wen-teh, winner of May’s Kunming Championship on the Omega China Tour, finished in joint-eighth place.
Chan Yih-shin, joint runner-up in the Guangzhou Championship and third in the Dell Championship in March, ended tied for 11th.
Wang Ter-chang, third in the Omega Championship and the Shanghai Championship last year, finished joint 16th, while Hsu Mong-nan, winner of this year’s Shanghai Championship, was tied 50th.