New Rank for Zhang

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 March, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 March, 1998, 12:00am

China's Zhang Lianwei's good early season form has moved him into fourth position on the Omega Order of Merit.

Visa problems meant he was unable to compete in last week's Classic Indian Open in Calcutta, but the cheque for US$25,042 he took home for second place in the season-opening London Myanmar Open in Bagan has placed him in a strong position.

With the Omega Tour heading to China next month for two events, the Orient Masters in Xiamen and the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, the 32-year-old will be hoping to capitalise on home advantage.

Hong Kong's Scott Rowe, with the US$9,300 he earned for joint sixth place in the India Open, is in 14th place.

Firoz Ali's win in Calcutta last Sunday has put him in first place with earnings of US$51,405.