Julien Quesne is our French fancy for the Shenzhen International
- 19 Apr 2016
2016 Shenzhen International Betting Preview
Three of our four tips for last week's Open De Espana finished inside the top-eleven, including a nice little bit of place money for Soren Kjeldsen (T4), and we will be looking to maintain the feel good factor on the European Tour with our preview for this week's Shenzhen International in China...
- Lucas Bjerregaard's last 6 results in tournaments in China read: 24-5-15-14-2-3
- Julien Quesne finished 19th at Genzon Golf Club in 2014 and 4th in 2015
- Peter Uihlein has finished in the top-15 in 4 of his 7 appearances in China
|21st April - 24th April||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
Read our Betting Preview
| Julien Quesne (each way)
|@ 50 / 1|
|Peter Uihlein (each way)||@ 33 / 1|
|Lucas Bjerregaard (each way)||@ 60 / 1|
It is only the second edition of this tournament so there isn't a great deal of course form to go on, although it is worth noting that Genzon Golf Club also hosted the 2014 Volvo China Open. This is a venue where long, straight hitters tend to thrive and finding those greens will be important, which brings us to the market leader.
Bubba Watson could easily blow the field out of the water here but his price (6/1) makes very little appeal when you consider he only finished 29th twelve months ago, albeit that performance came off the back of his failed US Masters defence.
Next best in the betting is Kiradech Aphibarnrat (14/1) and the defending champion has plenty going for him here but again the price is a touch on the skinny side. Joost Luiten (16/1) and Ross Fisher (20/1) both head here off the back of tough but relatively successful weeks in Spain and Tommy Fleetwood is worth consideration after finishing tied 2nd at the Volvo China Open here in 2014 before tying 3rd at the Shenzhen here in 2015.
Our first selection of the week is Peter Uihlein though as he has been threatening to win on the European Tour on three occasions already this year, racking up a trio of top-tens in succession. That run was halted by a tie for 31st India and a tie for 56th in Spain but those courses were never likely to suit the bit-hitting American.
Uihlein should find Genzon much more to his liking after tying 4th on debut here last year, which was one of four top-fifteen efforts in seven appearances in China.
Tip #1: Peter Uihlein (each way) @ 33/1 with Bet Victor.
Meanwhile, Julien Quesne is another who tends to enjoy playing in China as he has missed just one cut in his past ten appearances in this part of the world, going 4-8-9 in his last three starts there. He tied 19th at Genzon in 2014 before tying 4th off the back of a stunning final round 65 twelve months ago.
The Frenchman has secured three top-tens for the year already and a player who tends to be superb with irons in hand warrants our attention at 50/1.
Tip #2: Julien Quesne (each way) @ 50/1 with Betfred.
Lucas To Bounce Back To Form
Finally, Lucas Bjerregaard endured a horror show when going 81-82 in Spain last week but a return to Genzon could be just what the doctor ordered for the Dane. He has an unbelievable record in China as his last six results here read: 24-5-15-14-2-3, which include a tie for 15th here last year, as well as a runner-up effort at the Hong Kong Open and a third place effort at the BMW Masters during the latter stages of the 2015 campaign,
Bjerregaard has ranked inside the top-five for driving distance in three events where he has made the weekend during 2015, while he ranks inside the top-25 for GIR in three of those. The Dane will find plenty of greens this week and he could put himself right in contention.
Tip #3: Lucas Bjerregaard (each way) @ 60/1 with Unibet.