Liang Wenchong, a native of Guangdong province, moved one step closer to becoming a contender in international golf with his performance at the Open Championship (known in the United States as the British Open) this weekend.
Playing in his third major, Liang finally made the cut at Royal Birkdale with an eight-over-par 148 over the first two rounds. Liang, currently number one on the Asian Tour, shot a 77 and a 74 on the last two rounds, ending with an overall score of 299, 19 over par. He finished in a three-way tie for 64th place.
“I’m happy overall. This is my first time at The Open and I made it through the weekend,” Liang said, according to this report from the Omega China Tour. “A tournament like this is a great learning experience. You learn to be patient and I’ll take this experience and apply it in future tournaments. I can become better.”
Liang competed in last year’s PGA Championship and this April’s Masters, missing the cut both times. He is the first Chinese player at the Open Championship. This year, he will play in three US PGA Tour events, the Canadian Open, the Reno-Tahoe Open and the Wyndham Championship.
For more on Liang, see this recent Golf Digest feature: Golf in the Year of the Rat
Image: Omega China Tour
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