PETALING JAYA: The inability of the back-up shuttlers to trouble the seasoned campaigners in the on-going Terengganu Open has made Kuan Beng Hong determined to carry on for another year.
Yesterday, second-seeded Beng Hong tamed Liew Daren 21-12, 21-13 in 35 minutes to reach the final in the second-leg of the National Circuit.
He will take on compatriot Mohd Hafiz Hashim in the final today and will be out to prevent the latter from tasting his first success in the circuit.
Top seed Hafiz also cruised to an easy win yesterday, defeating Mohd Arif Abdul Latif 21-12, 21-9 in 23 minutes.
The Hafiz-Beng Hong final clearly shows that the old hands are still dominant while the youngsters are strugglinlg to make a breakthrough.
Beng Hong, who has been given a chance to prove himself at the Laos SEA Games, said he was happy to have justified his billing.
“I cannot leave the national team when the youngsters are not ready to take over. The seniors’ domination in the National Circuit shows that the back-up shuttlers still have some catching-up to do,” said Beng Hong.