Micah Lauren Shin is confident of ending a two-year title drought on the Asian Tour when he tees up for the Bank BRI Indonesia Open, which starts on Thursday.
The Korean-American, who is based in Davao, is coming into the week on the back of a rich vein of form. In his last three events, Shin finished third and tied-third respectively and believes he has the game and right partnership with his father to establish himself as a genuine contender at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.
“I’m in pretty good shape right now and I’m feeling confident coming into this tournament. I want to win again,” Shin said.
Shin’s last victory on the Asian Tour was in the Philippines in 2017, which was also a breakthrough year for him.
“I’m in pretty good shape right now and I’m feeling confident coming into this tournament. I want to win again.” – Micah Lauren Shin
He secured his Asian Tour card for the first time after coming through his third attempt at the Qualifying School in 2017 and apart from his maiden win, went on to post a top-10 finish in Hong Kong to end that year in 12th place on the Order of Merit.
Singapore’s Quincy Quek is also optimistic of his chances, having snapped his seven-year winless streak with his second victory on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) in Malaysia last week.
Quek, who received a late invitation to the event, now aims to follow-up on that success from the Tour’s feeder circuit and seek his breakthrough on the Asian Tour.
Indonesia’s Benita Kasiadi remains guided by his father to make the country proud and put up a strong performance in front of the home crowd this week.
The senior Kasiadi is the only Indonesian golfer to have won his country’s national Open in 1989.