SEOUL - The previous winner in the PBA tour, Korean Sung Won Choi, has qualified for the top 16 in the Nonghyup Card tournament. The same for Turk Birol Uymaz, Dinh Nai Ngo, Nguyen Quoc Nguyen and Jae Guen Kim, while many top Spanish and Turkish players have already been eliminated for good rankings.
Dani Sánchez, Murat Naci Coklu and Eddy Leppens were eliminated from the tournament in the first rounds with 128 and 64 players, and even David Zapata could not aim for a leading role this time. The tournament therefore goes into the final stage without many Europeans as Palazón, Cenet, Mayor and Yüksel were also eliminated.
Sung-won Choi, the man in form, will play in his next round with the best 16 against Deuk-hee Hwang. Nguyen Quoc Nguyen against In-su Park, Dong Koong Kang against Hyun-woo Kim, Phuong Linh Nguyen against Jae-guen Kim, Dinh Nai Ngo against Hyuk-min Kwon and Birol Uymaz against Kwang-yeol Park.gaan door