Sports World: Quek clinches Asian Tour card

Singapore golfer Quincy Quek at the Asian Tour on Jan 13, 2016.
Singapore golfer Quincy Quek at the Asian Tour on Jan 13, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Quek clinches Asian Tour card

HUA HIN • Singapore golferQuincy Quek yesterday earned his Asian Tour card for the upcoming season by finishing in the top 40 of the circuit's Qualifying School held at the Springfield Royal Country Club in Hua Hin, Thailand.

The 28-year-old Singaporean closed with a one-under 71 for a 281 total and was tied for 35th.

South Korean Chang Yi Keun shot 67 yesterday and won the event with a score of 271. The first individual event of the 2016 season will be the US$1 million (S$1.44 million) SMBC Singapore Open to be held at the Sentosa Golf Club from Jan 28-31.

Prince Ali slams Fifa election rule 'breach'

AMMAN • Fifa presidentialcontender Prince Ali al Hussein has denounced a possible attempt involving one of his rivals to breach the world governing body's election rules and called for an investigation.

It comes after the Confederation of African Football signed a memorandum of understanding with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday in Kigali, Rwanda to organise tournaments and programmes for technical development.

The AFC is headed by Sheikh Salman Ebrahim al Khalifa, who is also running for the top job in world football.


No rainbow armband for Sweden captain

WROCLAW (Poland) • TheEuropean Handball Federation has introduced a rule which makes it impossible for the Sweden captain to wear a rainbow-coloured armband at the European Championship, which started in Poland on Friday.

Poland refuses to recognise same-sex marriages and Tobias Karlsson announced last week that he was intending to wear the armband "as a quiet manifestation for acceptance and that every person is of equal worth".

However, on the eve of the tournament, the Sweden team were told that a new rule means the captain's armband can from now on consist only of that country's colours.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe