Giggs passes as Swans are not up to scratch
LONDON • Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs passed up the opportunity to become Swansea City manager because the Premier League club did not match his ambitions.
"I got a call off Swansea and I met them a couple of times. In the end there was just mixed messages from the football side and the ownership side of the club. I just felt their ambitions did not really match mine so it didn't quite work out," the Welshman said on Saturday.
Quek shares 36th spot in Indonesia, Mardan T-60
Singapore golfer Quincy Quek fired a final-round one-under 71 to share 36th place on five-under 283 at the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta. The 29-year-old earned US$4,811 (S$6,606).
The Republic's top golfer Mardan Mamat slipped to a 76 for a 291 total and tied for 60th. He collected US$2,325.
Poom Saksansin's 67 gave him a 270 total to win by five strokes from two fellow Thais and a Japanese golfer.
Singapore amateur golfers end badly
All four local golfers had poor final rounds in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Incheon, South Korea.
Gregory Foo shot four-over 76 to be tied for 15th on six-over 294, Jesse Yap's 79 put him joint 29th on 299, while Joshua Ho's 80 gave him a 300 total to share 32nd spot. James Leow was tied-54th after an 82 and 310 total.
Curtis Luck carded a 67 for a 276 winning total, with fellow Australians occupying the next three spots.
Jang wins Taiwan event by a stroke from Feng
TAIPEI • South Korea's Jang Ha Na carded a one-under 71 yesterday for a 17-under total of 271 to secure a one-shot victory at the LPGA Taiwan Championship. The 24-year-old held off a powerful charge from Feng Shanshan of China, who fired a 66 in the final round to finish with a total of 272.
Canada's Brooke Henderson (70) and Kim Hyo Joo (69) of South Korea tied for third place at 278. Defending champion Lydia Ko was joint 20th at three-under.