JAY Bayron looks to steal the show in the Daan Taiwan Open unfolding on Thursday at the Ching Chuan Kang Golf Club in Taichung.
Multi-titled Bayron is the lone Filipino entry in the 144-player field that features bets from the US, Sweden, Australia, Colombia, Scotland, Malaysia, Argentina, South Africa and Korea.
Nine of the top 10 in the current money rankings are seeing action, with Lin Guanbo, the current leader with a win and five top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments on PGA of Taiwan (TPGA), leading the home bets in the $100,000 championship, the first PGT Asia co-sanctioned tournament abroad.
Joint No. 2 Lu Weizhi, also with a victory and 15 top 10 efforts in 34 events, Wang Weilun, with three wins in 37 tournaments, and Song Mengyu, Zhan Yixin and Qiu Wei, who share the No. 4 spot, are also in the fold.
The event is actually the first of two PGT Asia tournaments set in Taiwan with the Nan Pao TPGA Open scheduled Sept. 26 to 29 at Nan Pao Golf Club in Tainan City. A third PGTA tournament abroad later in the year is also being finalized.
No. 7 Wang Congjie, and joint ninth-running Yu Yuchen and Zhang Zheyu are likewise all primed up for the 72-hole championship serving as the third leg of the TPGA and the second stage of the PGT Asia sponsored by ICTSI.