Niall Turner made a positive return to tour golf after spending three months on the sidelines. Turner suffered a recurrence of his hip injury which saw him miss several start on the Asian and European Tours. He returned to action this week in the Kings Cup in Thailand and made the cut for the weekend. The Waterfall native opened with a 69 yesterday and he added a 72 today to stand on +1. Turner made the cut right on the mark but that won’t bother him too much as he now has two more rounds to sharpen his game.
While injuries are never welcome, it did give Turner plenty of time to focus on his wedding to his fiancee Rachel and they celebrated the big day at the end of June. Turner now has several big tournaments ahead to make an impression on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, and consolidate his tour card. Prior to the recurrence of his injury, he had a positive start to the season, making the cut in his first three events and earning $15,000 in prize money.
The Kings Cup is a co-sanctioned event with the European Tour, and Niall has the added incentive of ET ranking points from this weekend’s play.