MIGUEL Tabuena once again sees action against a tough field, confident of a solid performance in Perth after a joint second finish in Malaysia just a few days ago.
The young Filipino golfer placed joint second at the Maybank Championship Malaysia event co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours, and before that tied for fourth in the Singapore Open.
Tabuena hopes the fine play would translate into victory as he sees action in the ISPS Handa Perth International starting on Thursday at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Australia. The event is tri-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour.
“Last week’s performance has really given me a huge confidence boost. It showed that I can play against the big boys and hopefully I can keep this momentum going and play the way I’m playing now,” Tabuena told asiantour.com.
“It’s like I’m at the peak of my powers. The hard work is beginning to pay off but that doesn’t mean I can ease off, I just got to work even harder,” he added.
Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the Open Championship in 2010, heads the field.
“The biggest challenge for me this week would be the greens as I’m not used to playing to this kind of greens. I guess I have to put in more effort on the putting green later.
“I hope to break into the world top-100 and that’s definitely possible with a good result this week,” said Tabuena.