Posted by: Rolf | December 11, 2007

Liang sweeps top honors at Asian golf gala

Chinese ace Liang Wenchong swept the major awards at the UBS Awards Gala on Sunday night as he put the icing on the cake of a fantastic 2007 season.

During a week in which he became the first player from China to claim the Asian Tour’s prestigious UBS Order of Merit crown, the 29-year-old was also voted the Players’ Player of the Year for his sterling season, which included one victory and eight other top-10 finishes.

Winning the top three awards capped a remarkable journey for the Zhongshan-based Liang, who burst onto the professional scene in 1999 before gradually rising to the top of the Asian summit.

“This week puts a wonderful period to a wonderful season for me. I am honored to become the UBS Order of Merit winner. This is one day that I will always remember,” said Liang, who replaces India’s Jeev Milkha Singh as Asia’s No 1.

Liang claimed his first victory at the Clariden Leu Singapore Masters in March before reeling off many other top finishes and finally blowing past Chapchai in a thrilling battle for the Merit crown. Liang ended the season with a haul of $532,590, beating his Thai rival by $90,265.

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