Asia Tops Japan in Dynasty Cup

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SHENZHEN, China -- Angelo Que of the Philippines made a 15-foot putt Sunday to help Asia earn its second consecutive win over Japan in the Visa Dynasty Cup.

Asia dominated the final day's singles play, winning six of the 12 matches, halving four, and losing just two to finish the three-day Ryder Cup-style event with a score of 14 to 9 .
 
'Winning for the second time proves that Asian golf has a high standard,' Asia's captain Hsieh Min-nan said after the win at the Mission Hills World Cup Course in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.
 
'We kept fighting and never gave up. That was the key to victory,' said the former Taiwanese star.
 
Que's long putt on the 18th hole ensured him a crucial one-point win over Hideki Kase to push Asia to victory.
 
While convincing, Asia's victory wasn't as definitive as its nine-point pounding of Japan in the 2003 inaugural event.
 
Japan, though, appeared flustered by the greens and weren't able to pull together despite the presence of world No. 24 Shigeki Maruyama and other top players.
 
'This time, it was a little better than the first time. I am frustrated but the players are feeling it more than I,' said Japanese skipper Isao Aoki. 'Obviously the Asian team was better.'
 
Asia entered Sunday with a one-point lead, and Thai veteran Boonchu Ruangkit put the home team ahead with an easy victory over Takuya Taniguchi.
 
Asia then won a point from Thailand's Thammanoon Srirot, while countryman Thaworn Wiratchant halved his match with Tomohiro Kondo.
 
India's Amandeep Johl also halved with Hiroyuki Fujita, while Prayad Marksaeng beat Katsumasa Miyamoto and South Korea's Mo Joong-kyung halved with Takashi Kamiyama.
 
Singapore's Mardan Mamat, who qualified last week for the British Open, came from behind to beat Toru Suzuki, leaving Que to bring the team in for the victory.
 
'Winning this event in my debut means a lot to me,' said Que, who was a late replacement for Korea's Charlie Wi.
 
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