Siddikur's eyes glued to Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup  

Siddikur’s eyes glued to Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup  


Dhaka – Bangladesh’s celebrated golfer Siddikur Rahman will be looking to continue his good form in Japan when he tees off for the US$1.37 million Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup which starts at Caledonian Golf Club, Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.”I had a top-10 finish in Japan earlier this year. So I feel good coming back here again. I had some good memories and I feel confident coming here although it’s a different course this week. I hope that will help me in my title challenge this week,” Siddkur told enjoyed a top-10 finish in Panasonic Open in Japan earlier in April and is ready to take the challenge for top honours after taking time off last week.”I’m still hopeful that a good result will be just around the corner for me. So I’m looking forward to this week. The season’s been pretty good. I had some good results on the Asian Tour and the European Tour this year. I’m riding on the confidence but there are still many more tournaments to go,” Siddikur added.Siddikur’s sparkling achievements in brief: Siddikur finished tied 3rd in the Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany in July 2017.Siddikur enjoyed a tied 9th finish in Japan earlier in April. It was his second top-10 result on the Asian Tour so far this season. He finished runner-up at his National Open in February.
The 32-year-old golfer finished in tied 44th at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup. He currently sits in 24th place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.Siddikur is a two-time winner on the Asian Tour. He wrote a slice of history in August 2010 when he became the first player from Bangladesh to win on the region’s premier Tour at the Brunei Open. For his 2nd Asian Tour title, Siddikur emerged champion in the Hero Indian Open in November 2013.Siddikur became the first sportsman from the country to qualify for the Olympics on merit in 2016 and was accorded the honour of being the flagbearer for Bangladesh during the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.UNB news agency


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