A frustrated Scott Rowe has come up with a quick remedy to his lack of starts on the European Tour - seize a win in this week's US$825,000 Benson & Hedges Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. The tournament, starting today at the Templer Park Country Club, is co-sanctioned by the Asian PGA and European Tours and the winner will receive a three-year exemption for Europe. Rowe, who learned his golf in Hong Kong, thought he had done the difficult part by winning his card for the rich European Tour but he has quickly found out that actually teeing it up in the big events is even tougher. He has only played one of the first four European Tour events of 2000, even though he has entered them all. 'It's a bit frustrating, but hopefully I will get more starts,' said Rowe, who was 43rd in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa last month. 'But there is one way round it, win this week. A victory and I will be exactly where I want to be.' Rowe was 11th in last year's Malaysian Open and is feeling good about his game. 'I hit it pretty well in South Africa and I have been practising a lot,' said Rowe, who finished seventh on the 1999 Asian PGA money-list. Hong Kong-based Kyi Hla Han, Asia's top player last year, and China's Zhang Lianwei are also in the strongest field ever for the Malaysian Open. Zhang tied for 17th in last week's Greg Norman International in Sydney and hopes he can repeat the great start he had to last year's Malaysian Open. 'I shot a 66 in the first round last year to tie for the lead, but I couldn't sustain it and eventually dropped out [he finished tied for 33rd]. 'I hope to get off to another good start and keep it going this week,' he said. 'Templer Park is not going to be easy as it's rather long while the greens are pretty firm and tricky. 'I'm confident the Asian PGA players will do well as we've gained more experience in the past five years with regular competitions. 'The players now have the confidence to play against some of the best from the European Tour and we'll definitely see our guys up on the leaderboard this week.'