James Stewart and Terrence Ng are under no illusions heading into the US$2 million UBS Hong Kong Open but don't let that statement fool you into thinking they'll be content with simply making the field for their home-town event. The pair will be joined by local hopefuls James Wong, Jason Hak, Tim Tang, Wilson Choy and Max Wong when play begins on Thursday. When I was playing full-time I put too much pressure on myself and it mattered too much to me. Now when I play, I enjoy it a lot more, as the result doesn't really matter James Stewart The 40-year-old Stewart, who qualified as the Hong Kong PGA Order of Merit winner, casts his mind fondly back to the 2001 edition of the Hong Kong Open and how at the end of the first day's play he found himself in second spot behind future Masters Adam Scott and alongside two-time Masters winner Jose Maria Olazabal after shooting a 65. "It was the first year the Hong Kong Open became a European Tour event," he says. "Definitely one of my most memorable rounds, as I had the family watching as well. The next three days were steady [he finished 59th] and it was a really fun week and great experience. I love playing Fanling." These days Stewart divides his time between his custom-made golf accessories business and the course, and believes a change in perspective - and pressure - in recent times have seen him enjoy the game more than ever. "When I was playing full-time I put too much pressure on myself and it mattered too much to me," says Stewart. "Now when I play, I enjoy it a lot more, as the result doesn't really matter. If I play poorly, I just go back to the office the next day and if I play well it's a bonus." Winner of two of the past three local Orders of Merit, Stewart says the swing work he has put in with the HKGA's Dean Nelson has been paying off, especially when it comes to keeping "swing thoughts to a minimum". Ng landed his Open place thanks to his seven-stroke victory in this year's Hong Kong Close Amateur Championship, the highlight of his career so far. Like Stewart, the immediate goal would be to make the cut on Friday but the 21-year-old is also looking forward to mixing it with the world's best. "The field is so strong, with a lot of star players coming, so making the cut is a pretty good achievement," said Ng, who is studying a sport management degree at Griffith University in Australia. "I worked on my swing a little bit recently with my coach."