TAIPEI: Malaysia’s Danny Chia won the Taiwan Masters on Sunday to capture his first Asian Tour title in 13 years after making a successful comeback from a career-threatening neck surgery.
The 42-year-old Chia shot a final-round of one-over par 73 to finish at three-under overall, giving him a two-shot victory over the third-round leader, China’s Liang Wen-chong, who bogeyed the last three holes for a 76.
India’s Rashid Khan and Adilson da Silva of Brazil finished tied for third, a further two shots back, but were unable to catch Chia, who birdied three of his first five holes to snatch the lead and held on to win despite making four bogeys on the back nine.
“I felt really touched when I sank that winning putt but now, I am overwhelmed with joy. It’s been one year since my return [after surgery] and I am very pleased to win on the Asian Tour again.”
Published in The Express Tribune, October 5th, 2015.
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