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Top Chinese golfers to play in Natadola event

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

WU Ashun and Liang Wenchong are the latest golfing sensation confirmed to compete at the Fiji International Golf tournament.

Ashun and Wenchong are two of the best golfers in China. Yesterday, the organisers announced the duo would compete at the event which tees off next week, adding more international flavour of the PGA Tour of Australasia and OneAsia tournament.

Wenchong was the first Chinese player to reach the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings and is regarded as his country's most successful golfer.

The holder of many international records and titles, Wenchong was the first ever Chinese player to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2007 and the following year became the first Chinese golfer to make the cut at a major tournament.

Competing in all corners of the world, Wenchong has gone on to succeed at the highest level and is OneAsia's most prolific winner.

A four-time champion, Wenchong's previous OneAsia victories include the 2009 Midea China Classic, the 2010 Chengdu Open, the 2010 Thailand Open and the 2012 Nanshan China Masters.

He is also a former European Tour champion having taken out the 2007 Singapore Masters.

Alongside Wenchong, Ashun is another of Asia's most credentialed golfers and heads to Fiji as a two-time Japan Tour winner.

The Fiji International will be Ashun's second OneAsia event of the year after he finished 4th at the Indonesia PGA Championship earlier in the year.

Last month he represented his country at The Open Championship and alongside Liang, he represented China at the 2013 World Cup of Golf.

"We're pleased to welcome Liang and Wu to the Fiji International field, further adding to the international flair of the tournament," said Brian Thorburn, chief executive officer of the PGA of Australia.

"Joining the likes of Vijay Singh, Nick Price and Anirban Lahiri, Wu and Liang's presence will help to ensure the eyes of the golfing world will be firmly on Fiji during the tournament week."

The Fiji International will be played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from August 14 -17.

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