CAREER VICTORIES (3): 2005 Double A International Open [Asia]. 2006 Crowne Plaza Open [Asia]. 2009 Queen’s Cup [Asia]
2014: Was T38 at the Sail-SBI Open on the Asian Tour in early March. Had a pair of 70s, in the second and final rounds…Earned the final playing spot at the PGA TOUR China Series’ first qualifying tournament in mid-March. Finished at 7-over (72-72-73-78), leaving him tied with Armond Vongvanij, Dongha Lee and Seong Kim. The four players went to a playoff, and he won the playoff to earn the final full exemption…Had his sights set on a top-25 with 18 holes to play at his season debut, at the Earls Beijing Open. Began the mid-June event 70-69-71 but fired a 2-over 74 on the final day to T36.…Played on the Aesan Tour in mid-July, recording a T40 at the Singha Panasonic Hua Hin Open. Was at 4-under through 36 holes before falling back on the weekend with a 76-74 (6-over) finish…Opened 69-70 at the Asian Tour’s Venetian Macau Open in late-October. Fired an even-par 71 Saturday then closed with a 3-over 74 at Macau G&CC to T40.
2013: Top finish on the Asian Tour came in his final start of the season, in mid-December at the Thailand Golf Championship. Put himself into contention with a 68-65 in his second and third rounds. Shot a Sunday 72 to T13 in Bangkok…Missed the cut in two Japan Golf Tour starts and in one European Tour tournament.
2012: Had a quartet of top-10s on the Asian Tour. First came at the Handa Faldo Cambodia Classic, a third-round 76 hurting his chance at winning after shooting 69-64-66 over his other 54 holes. Finished two shots out of the David Lipsky-Elmer Salvador playoff that Lipsky won…In June, was T10 at the Queen’s Cup. Was never in contention but picked up the high finish on the strength of a final-round 64…Finished seventh four months later at the CJ Invitational hosted by K.J. Choi in South Korea. Held a two-shot, 36-hole lead over host Choi and former Open Championship winner Ben Curtis before fading on the weekend (71-72)…Kept the momentum going the following week when final-36-hole-rounds of 67-66 at the Venetian Macau Open led to a T8…Added a T17 at the Japan Golf Tour Championship Citibank Cup…Was also T41 at the European Tour’s Barclays Singapore Open.
2011: Opened his season with a T7 at the Asian Tour’s Avantha Masters…Was also T10 at the Queen’s Cup…Was also 11th at the Sail Open…On the Japan Golf Tour, was T12 at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open…Played in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, an unofficial PGA TOUR event. Finished T28 in Kuala Lumpur…The following week, in his first World Golf Championships appearance, finished T38 at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
2010: Made another run at victory in September, at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship. In the weather-shortened event, finished runner-up to Thaworn Wiratchant, losing by a stroke…In defense of his Queen’s Cup title from 2009, started slowly with a 75. Recovered nicely over his final 54 holes, with rounds of 69-68-66 to T6….Collected a T9 at the Myanmar Open with a third-round 69 to go with three 70s.
2009: Won for a third time in four seasons when he captured the Queen’s Cup by three strokes in mid-August. Shot a final-round 67 to defeat Udorn Duangdecha, Daehyun Kim and Hoshinobu Tsukada by three shots. The victory represented his only top-10 on the Asian Tour…In 14 European Tour starts, his best finish was a T28 at the Saint-Omer Open.
2008: Was three strokes off Yung-Sheng Lien’s 54-hole lead at the Bangkok Airways Open then shot a Sunday 72 to drop into a T3, four strokes behind winner Thaworn Wiratchant…Three weeks earlier, was T7 at the Pine Valley Beijing Open after starting with a 65…Was back in the top-10 in China in October when he picked up a T6 at the Midea China Classic…Made only two cuts on the European Tour, a T17 at the Maybank Malaysian Open his best outing…Was T12 at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open.
2007: Finished 14th on the Asian Tour order of merit, his top career posting. Came close to winning a title for the third consecutive year but could only finish T2 at the Midea China Classic. With a 68-62-64 start, was tied atop the leaderboard with Simon Yates. A final-round 67 got him into a playoff with Yates and Thaworn Wiratchant, with Wiratchant winning…Added a top-10 for a second consecutive year at the Maybank Malaysian Open. Finished T7 in Kuala Lumpur.
2006: Won for a second consecutive year, and again in a playoff, at the Crowne Plaza Open in China. This time it was a three-man affair, with Wen-Tang Lin and Prom Meesawat battling. Began the tournament with a 65-68-68 opening 54 holes. Faltered with a 71 on the final day but still won the event…Had three additional Asian Tour top-10s, at the SK Telecom Open (T9), the Macau Open (T7) and the Volkswagen Masters-China (seventh)…On the European Tour, picked up a T6 at the weather-shortened Maybank Malaysian Open, thanks to a pair of 66s over his final 36 holes.
2005: Earned a victory at the Double A International…Made one European Tour cut, at the HSBC Champions (T57).
Amateur: Prior to turning pro, had success on the Asian Tour, winning the Double A International Open in November. Shot rounds of 73-68-70-67 to get into a playoff with Shiv Kapur, an overtime session he won…Only made three other Asian Tour start, and the only made cut was a T25 at the Thai Airways International Open…Won six other amateur events, including the 2005 World Junior Championship in San Diego, the 2004 Asia Pacific Junior Masters in Thailand and the 2003 Sprint International Amateur Golf Championship in the U.S.