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Golf pro dies in late-night brawl

2010/10/14 19:24:15

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Taiwanese professional golfer Lu Wen-hsiungdied early Thursday after trying to stop a drunken brawl in hisneighborhood in Tamshui, Taipei County, police said later that day.

Lu, 41, came home at around 1:30 a.m. and encountered two men andtwo women fighting in a drunken free-for-all at the gate of hisresidential building. Upon approaching the group and asking what wasgoing on, he was set upon and beaten to the ground by the two drunkmen, according to the police.

The golfer was rushed to the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Tamshuifor emergency treatment at around 2 a.m., where he was pronounceddead at around 3:20 a.m.

A member of the Taiwan PGA, Lu won a championship trophy in the2003 Taiwan Prize Cup of the Mizuno Tour. His younger brother, LuWen-teh, also won a championship trophy on the tour that same year.

Lu had been scheduled to challenge the 72-hole A-So Cup Golf Tourslated for Oct. 19-22 at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club in Tamshui.

(By Sunrise Huang and Deborah Kuo)