Que eyes ICTSI Philippine Open Title for new-born daughter
Manila, February 3: Local hero Angelo Que hopes to gift his new born baby girl with the ICTSI Philippine Open title next week.
Que welcomed his first child to the family, Chandra Angela Locsin-Que, late last year and she will provide the three-time Asian Tour champion with the added inspiration at the US$300,000 event.
He will spearhead the local challenge at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club alongside Filipino star Frankie Minoza, highly rated Miguel Tabuena and Asian Tour regular Mars Pucay.
“I’m playing for a family now. You have to think about your family. It is a different perspective but I like it now. It is bigger a responsibility but I like having responsibilities,” said Que, known for his easy-going character on Tour.
“You always get excited playing in your national open. It is the start of the year and you are not pressured to try and keep your card. You want a fresh start and that’s the best way. I think everybody is pretty excited especially in the Philippines,” he added.
Que, who won his national open in 2008, hopes that consistency will prevail in the new season.
“I haven’t had a year where I played consistently. I’m trying to change that because the problem with me is physical strength. I lack in that department so I’m going to get my body strong to play in more tournaments consistently,” he said.
This year’s ICTSI Philippine Open will also enjoy a new landmark as the event will be beamed live over four days on the established Asian Tour television platform, which reaches 200 countries and over 645 million homes.
“This is probably the first time we will get live for four days so it is good publicity for golf in the Philippines and hopefully people will watch at home and also come out to give us the support,” said the 33-year-old.
About the ICTSI Philippine Open
As Asia’s oldest national Championship, the ICTSI Philippine Open is no doubt one of the most prestigious Opens on the Asian Tour calendar. It is title sponsored by the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), which is in the business of acquiring, developing and operating container ports and terminals worldwide. Other sponsors include HSBC (Official Bank), Panasonic Philippines (Official Co-Sponsor), Globe Telecom (Official Roaming & Telecommunications Sponsor), San Miguel (Official Co-Sponsor), Cathay Pacific (Official Airlines), OMEGA (Official Timekeeper) and BlackBerry (Official Smartphone and Tablet Partner).
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), J.Lindeberg (Official Apparel Partner), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts), Cityneon (Official Event Overlay Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), BlackBerry (Official Smartphone and Tablet Partner) and Srixon (Official Ball). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
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