China in his hands

Callum Tarren added another impressive result to his CV out in China with a second place finish in the PGA Tour Series-China season-opening Chengdu Championship – his fourth consecutive second place finish on the PGA Tour Series-China following his late season success in 2017.

Rocklifffe Hall-attached Callum shot a four-round total of 15 under-par to finish five shots behind winner Jeffrey Kang at Luxehills International Country Club as his Rockliffe clubmate James Maw finished in a tie for 10th place.

“It’s good to finish runner-up, but obviously I’d love to win on the PGA TOUR Series-China,” said Callum. “Last year, I was thinking about it more until I won my first title on the China Golf Association Tour, but if I keep putting myself in these positions on this tour, a trophy will come – hopefully this year.

“I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing. I’m doing the right things and the scores are proving that. Winning is difficult but hopefully it will come.”

After one event Callum occupied one of the all-important top-five places in the PGA Tour China-Series Order of Merit, which offers the leading five players at the end of the season a spot on the Tour in the US next season.

This season he is also competing on the China Golf Association Tour, missing the cut in his first event before finishing in a tie for 51st place in the Bo Ao Open.

“My game is in a good spot and I just have to keep playing solid,” added Callum.

“The goal this year is to earn status on through PGA Tour Series-China or win the CGA Tour OOM, which gets you a European Tour Card.”