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As the PGA TOUR China Series enters a planned eight-week break in its schedule, Xin Jun Zhang, winner of last week’s Earls Beijing Open, goes into the hiatus as the new leader of the Order of Merit. Zhang began the week in third place, but his victory, worth ¥216,000, moved him ¥194,312 ahead of No. 2 Brett …

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BEIJING, China — On the 17th hole during the final round of the Earls Beijing Open, China’s Xin Jun Zhang went from chasing to the guy everybody was trying to catch. Zhang made a birdie on the second-to-last hole, while leader Mathew Perry made a triple bogey, and that four-shot swing gave Zhang the title …