Cyr finishes second in Asian Tour event as typhoon draws near

King Kekaulike High School graduate Sam Cyr finished second in the Asian Tour’s Mercuries Taiwan Masters on Sunday, closing with a 5-over-par 77 in severe weather as Typhoon Fitow neared for a 1-over total of 289, four shots behind Australia’s Scott Hend.

Players dealt with heavy rain and wind that gusted to 55 mph on Sunday.

“Didn’t get the win. But 2nd was still solid in tough conditions,” Cyr tweeted.

Cyr carded a 5-over 41 on the front nine at Tamsui’s Taiwan Golf and Country Club in the final round.

“It was a good week as I did a lot of good things and hit a lot of great shots,” the 27-year-old was quoted as saying on the Asian Tour’s site. “I just made a couple of mistakes in my front nine and I could have easily let it slip away from me but I hung in there.”

Cyr earned $72,000.

“This is my best finish on the Asian Tour and it definitely feels good to have a good result and to be able to play well for four days,” he was quoted as saying.

Hend closed with a 74, and received $120,000 for the win.

“To be able to win this tournament was always a tough mental challenge especially under those conditions we had this week,” Hend said on