Chun hopes to use Asian Am bonus for ‘payback’
Sunday, November 1, 2009
SHENZHEN, China – Barely missing out on a spot in the Masters has to be a tough pill to swallow. But Eric Chun’s runner-up finish at the Asian Amateur gives him a chance for redemption.
Chun played his final three holes 1 under par to finish runner-up and earn a spot in International Final Qualifying for the 2010 British Open. Chun two-putted for birdie on the par-5 16th, made a 6-foot par putt on No. 17 and a routine par on the difficult par-4 18th.
Chun advanced to sectional qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open. He was leading his qualifier in Grayslake, Ill., by two shots with three holes to play, but made bogey on two of his final three holes, then lost a playoff to Western Illinois’ Kyle Peterman.
“That is a bad memory, so I am hoping to get a little payback,” Chun said.