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Time it returned to China: talismen Zhang Lianwei and Liang Wenchong follow Macao Open trophy

China’s many flashy golfers, Zhang Lianwei and Liang Wenchong, will lead a plea subsequent month to move a US$1.1 million Venetian Macao Open prize behind to their homeland for a initial time in 14 years.

A five-time Asian Tour winner, Zhang is a usually actor from his nation to have hold a trophy, winning back-to-back in 2001 and 2002.

The 51-year-old has missed a contest usually once in a 17-year story – due to injury.

Making any cut bar one, Zhang pennyless by for his feat on a European Senior Tour this season, winning in Wales in June.

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“The Venetian Macao Open is an intensely special eventuality to me,” Zhang said.

“Apart from a smashing memories of winning a tournament, we have seen it grow into one of a best stops on a Asian Tour.

“The margin gets stronger year after year and with Scott Hend and Anirban Lahiri behind to play, alongside Branden Grace and Darren Clarke, it is gearing adult to be another sparkling event.

“Hopefully, we will put myself in position for a shot during a pretension once again.”

Zhang will be assimilated during a Macau Golf Country Club from Oct 13-16 by Liang, a usually Chinese golfer to make a tip 100 of a Official World Golf Ranking and win a Asian Tour’s sequence of consequence pretension (2007).

The 38-year-old has played in a final 3 Macao Opens, and was a tip Chinese finisher any time.

“I still have clear memories of my coming in 2013 – we remember personification improved as a contest went on and finishing only outward of a tip 10.

“The eventuality is an critical stop for me given a timing and peculiarity of field. As a deteriorate draws to a close, it is always a certainty upholder when we do good during a contest like Macau. It unequivocally sets we adult for a subsequent year.”

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The dual will lead 6 other countrymen, 5 of whom are 20-years-old or younger, in try to combat a pretension divided from fortifying champion Hend of Australia.

That organisation is led by Dou Zecheng, 19, who has a universe ranking of 179 following 4 wins on a domestic debate in China, and also includes Cao Yi, She Zihan, Chen Zihao and earnest 16-year-old Zhang Junbin.