Born:Aug 2, 1978 in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China.
China Amateur Champion (1996, '97, '98). Multiple wins on the China, Asian and OneAsia Tours. Winner of a European Tour co-sanctioned event (2007 Singapore Masters). Asian Tour Order of Merit winner (2007). OneAsia Tour Order of Merit winner (2010).
After a successful amateur career, which included three straight wins in the China Amateur Championship, Liang turned professional in 1999. Taking over the mantle of top Chinese golfer from his mentor Lian-wei Zhang, Liang became the first Chinese golfer to make the cut in a major championship (2008, Open Championship).
Played as the Token Homemate Cup (April 13-16; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Liang (China). [Token Tado CC Nagoya, Kuwana, Mie, Japan].
Played as the Japan Golf Tour Championship MORI Building Cup Shishido Hills (June 4-6; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brad Kennedy (Aus), Ryutaro Nagano (Jpn) and Young-han Song (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Liang (China). [West course, Shishido Hills CC, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan].
Played as the inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters (Nov 14-17; Asian Tr event). Wenchong Liang (China) beat Prom Meesawat (Thai) at the first playoff hole, then donated half his winner's cheque to the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief fund. [Manila Southwoods G&CC, Carmona, nr Manila, Philippines].
Played as the Nanshan China Masters (Oct 11-14; OneAsia Tr event). Liang (China) beat Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) at the fifth playoff hole. [Garden/Cuiyuan course, Nanshan Intl (Danling) GC, Longkou, Shandong Peninsula].
Liang (China) won the OneAsia Tour 2010 Order of Merit, with earnings of US$560,737 on the Tour. Dae-hyun Kim (S Kor) was second with $272,154; Michael Hendry (NZ) was third with $247,092.
Played as the Luxehills Chengdu Open (April 1-4; OneAsia Tr event). Liang (China) beat Hyung-tae Kim (S Kor) at the first playoff hole. [Luxehills Intl CC, Chengdu, Sichuan, China].
Played as the Thailand Open (Aug 26-29; OneAsia Tr event). Second-placed Michael Wright (Aus) and Namchok Tantipokakul (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Liang (China). [Burapha GC, nr Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand].
Played as the Midea China Classic (Oct 15-18; OneAsia Tr event). Second-placed Lian-wei Zhang (China) finished 4 shots behind Wen-chong Liang (China). [Royal Orchid Intl GC, nr Foshan, Guangzhou, China].
Played as the Hero Honda Indian Open (Oct 9-12; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Darren Beck (Aus) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Liang (China). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].
Liang (China) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the Clariden Leu Singapore Masters (March 8-11; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Liang (China) beat Iain Steel (Malay) with a par at the first playoff hole to claim his first win on both the European and Asian Tours. [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].
Liang (China) recorded the season's lowest scoring average on the Asian Tour over a minimum of 40 rounds.
Liang (China) won the Asian Tour 2007 UBS Order of Merit, with earnings of US$532,590 on the Tour. Chapchai Nirat (Thai) was second with $442,325; Anton Haig (RSA) was third with $427,685.
Played as the Davidoff Nations Cup (Sept 27-30; Asian Tr two-man World Cup of Golf qualfying event). Second-placed Malaysia (Danny Chia & Periasamy Gunasegaran) and Norway (Henrik Bjørnstad & Per Haugsrud) finished 1 shot behind China (Wenchong Liang & Lianwei Zhang). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
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