Liang Wen-chong to lead challenge at Panasonic Open

A field of 120 professionals from 20 countries form the field for the event, which Chiragh Kumar won last year.

Liang Wen Chong Panasonic

Liang Wen-Chong holds the course-record at the Delhi golf club.   -  Sandeep Saxena

Ahead of the $400,000 Panasonic Open starting here on Thursday, former India Open champion China’s Liang Wen-chong is back at the Delhi golf club where his course-record stands unchallenged.

Liang, holder of three titles on the Asian Tour and the winner of 2007 Order of Merit, is back in the Capital “to enjoy my game this week.

The course record set by Liang, of 12-under 60, is also a personal best for the Chinese over 18 holes. His effort came on way to winning the Indian Open, the country’s flagship golf event.

“I remember hitting my five-wood well and putting well to shoot an opening 60 that week. I am just going to enjoy my game and experience more of the challenging yet pretty course next week. I don’t think I can shoot a 60 again here this week but it’s a good motivation. I feel good to set that record to the players out here,” said the 38-year-old.

A field of 120 professionals from 20 countries form the field for the event, which Chiragh Kumar won last year.