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Shin, Wong atop PGA Tour China leaderboard

A couple of Metro Vancouver golfers are 1-2 on the leaderboard through two rounds of this week’s PGA Tour China stop.

Eugene Wong; Impressive start to PGA TOUR China season

Playing in his first season on PGA TOUR China, Eugene Wong has asserted himself as one of the toughest and steadiest competitors on tour.

Eugene has compiled three top-10 finishes in the first four events on PGA TOUR China including a 2nd place finish at last week’s United Investment Real Estate WuHan Open followed by a T5 finish this week at the Lanhai Open.

Eugene solidly sits in 5th place on the Order of Merit (found here) as PGA TOUR China takes a break until August when the tour picks back up again for the Yulongwan Yunnan Open in Yunnan Province (August 6-9).

To maintain momentum during the PGA TOUR China schedule break, Eugene will play events on both the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and Asian Tour, both of which he is a member. Next up for Eugene, the Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist in Victoria, BC on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada from June 4-7.

Q&A with Eugene Wong

Eugene Wong is in his first year on the PGA TOUR China Series. Although he grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he feels right at home in Southeast Asia, with his father a native of Hong Kong. He also felt at home going to the University of Oregon, located in a city that shares his same name.

Eugene sat down for a quick Q&A. Check out his interview here.

Eugene Wong secures 2015 Asian Tour card via Q-School

After two grueling weeks in Thailand competing in Asian Tour Qualifying School, Eugene Wong has secured his Asian Tour card for the 2015 season.

Eugene’s quest for his card began on January 14-17 at Springfield Royal Country Club in Hua Hin, Thailand where he posted rounds of 70-72-72-71 for a T17 finish, easily finishing inside the top-31 to move on to Final Stage the following week.

It was in Final Stage Q-School that Eugene asserted himself as one of the top talents in the field of 231 tour professionals from across the globe. With rounds of 72-68-72-68, Eugene finished T12. Eugene’s comfort at Springfield was evident as he dropped six birdies in his final round to surge up the leaderboard.

Eugene will play the first three events he is eligible for on the Asian Tour schedule:

  • March 19 – March 22: SAIL Open; India
  • April 23 – April 26: CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters; Indonesia
  • May 7 – May 10: AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open; Mauritius

After those events, Eugene plans to reassess and consider starting the PGA TOUR Canada season at his hometown event, the PC Financial Open in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 28 – 31 where, in 2014, he finished T2 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

Whatever schedule Eugene plays in 2015, it’s sure to be an exciting year.

Eugene Wong excited and confident in his preparation for 2nd Stage Web.com Tour Q-School

Photo Credit: Fraser Mulholland

Photo Credit: Fraser Mulholland

After starting with a T2 finish at the PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, Eugene Wong continued his steady play throughout the 2014 season on PGA TOUR Canada. Eugene finished with a total of 7 top-20 finishes including 2 top-10’s; impressive numbers considering there are only 11 tournaments on PGA TOUR Canada’s schedule. His steady play throughout the year allowed Eugene to finish 18th on PGA TOUR Canada’s Order of Merit. By finishing inside the top-20 on the Order of Merit, Eugene was rewarded with a direct-route to the Web.com Tour’s 2nd Stage Q-School where he will compete at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, California, November 18-21, with the opportunity to move on to the Final Stage Q-School in December in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

In addition to his strong season on PGA TOUR Canada in 2014, Eugene also added to his tournament mettle with another start in the RBC Canadian Open and his first start on the Web.com Tour at the inaugural Nova Scotia Open where he finished T46. More recently, Eugene won the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Tour Championship this past weekend (see photo) with a sizzling final round 65 at Swan-e-Set in Pitt Meadows, BC.

With the win at Swan-e-Set, Eugene heads into his Q-School preparation at his home course, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, full of energy and confidence and is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

 

 

 

Eugene Wong poised for strong finish to PGA TOUR Canada season

After a solid season on PGA TOUR Canada so far including a 2nd place finish at the PC Financial Open in Vancouver and a course record 61 at Hylands Golf Club at the Forces & Families Open (more on that here), Eugene Wong is poised and ready to finish strong.

Next on the schedule for Eugene is the Cape Breton Classic presented by PC Financial at The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia. Eugene is becoming more and more comfortable in Nova Scotia, the host province of the Nova Scotia Open on the Web.com Tour, where he competed in Canada’s first Web.com Tour event since 2008. More on Eugene and his familiarity on the east coast can be found here.

Eugene Wong gets spot in Canadian Open field

Low Canadian on PGA TOUR Canada, Eugene Wong earns spot in RBC Canadian Open field.

Eugene Wong 10th in Canada in this week’s National Rankings

Eugene Wong remains in the top-10 in Canada and poised to improve his position.

Eugene Wong reunites with Oregon Ducks teammates at Bayview Place Island Savings Open

Why wait 10 or 25 years for a reunion when you can have one right now? That is the case for former Oregon Ducks teammates Eugene Wong, Andrew Vijarro and Daniel Miernicki. The trio will be reunited at PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by the Times Colonist this week at Uplands Golf Club. There will be more than a few stories told during the course of the event.

Eugene Wong gets grip on new PGA Tour Canada season

VANCOUVER — What was once the Canadian Tour is now PGA Tour Canada and Eugene Wong will tell you that more than the name has changed.