Labuan, Malaysia, September 26: Singapore’s Quincy Quek believes adopting a patient approach will be key to ending his five-year title drought on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) when he tees off for the PGM Labuan Championship on Wednesday.
Quek’s last victory on the ADT dates back to 2012 when he made his breakthrough on the Asian Tour secondary circuit in the Philippines.
Fresh off a top-10 finish in Sabah last week, the 30-year-old has another chance to end his winless streak at the RM200,000 (approximately US$44,600) event.
The father-of-one, who has already played a practice round at the Labuan International Golf Club, however prefers not to put too much pressure on himself.
“This course is quite tight with not many driver holes. I think this is the kind of week where you have to be patient and let the birdie opportunities present themselves.
“Last week was a good week for me so I’m hoping to carry that momentum to this week. I try not to think about ending my winless streak on the ADT. The field is getting stronger so it’s a lot harder to win. But if I keep putting myself into a good position and minimize the mistakes, I’m sure everything will fall into place,” said Quek.
Quek will be up against a strong field that features 12 ADT winners including Thailand’s Nattawat Suvanajanakorn, Australia’s Martin Dive and South Africa’s Mathiam Keyser.
The top-five players on the final ADT Order of Merit will earn playing rights on the region’s premier Tour next year.
By featuring on the ADT schedule, the PGM Labuan Championship will offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The winner will receive six OWGR points while the top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.