Local ace Angelo Que hopes to ride on a four-year cycle in breaking a title spell on the Asian Tour as he takes aim for a fourth championship in $300,000 Solaire Open firing off on March 13 at The Country Club in Laguna.
Que scored a breakthrough win in the region’s premier circuit in 2004 when he ruled the Carlsberg Masters in Vietnam, nailed his second crown in the 2008 Philippine Open then pocketed his third four years later in the Selangor Masters.
After another four-year drought, the bubbly Filipino shotmaker sets out for another title crack at the Solaire Open where he also hopes to draw confidence from his past success at the wind-raked TCC layout.
“It is a good venue and a bit of a change from Wack Wack. It is a nice course and it is quite wide but very windy. It can be challenging but I think everybody will enjoy it,” said Que, who has a superb track record at the highly-rated venue where he won three and had one runner-up finish in the annual The Country Club Invitational, making him one of the hot favorites to win the 72-hole Asian Tour event sponsored by Solaire Resort and Casino.
But Que will be joined in by a slew of Asian Tour stalwarts, including India’s newest rising star Rashid Khan, who won the season-opening SAIL-SBI Open on home soil last week, talented Thai Arnond Vongvanij, Singaporean veteran Mardan Mamat, highly rated Baek Seuk-hyun of Korea, Bangladeshi star Siddikur Rahman and Thai veteran Prayad Marksaeng.
Filipino Cassius Casas, who earned his Asian Tour card at Qualifying School last month, is also expected to figure prominently in the title race, having bested the elite local field to cop his second TCC Invitational crown in February.