17 AT members in world's top-200

Tue 04 Jul 2017

17 AT members in world's top-200

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Sentosa, Singapore, July 4: A total of 17 Asian Tour members currently occupy positions in the top-200 of the Official World Golf Ranking, which cements the region’s growing presence in world golf.
Korea’s Jeunghun Wang is the highest ranked Asian Tour member at world number 63, followed by India’s Anirban Lahiri who is ranked 66th. Thai legend Thongchai Jaidee (89th) and Korea’s KT. Kim (96th) round up the Asian Tour’s presence in the top-100.
Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Scott Hend of Australia slipped out of the top-100 for the first time this season where he slipped down to 101st position in the latest ranking.
Jeunghun Wang of Korea Jeunghun Wang of Korea
Other Asian Tour stars occupying spots in the world’s top-200 include Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand (106th), Korea’s Younghan Song (108th), American David Lipsky (113rd), Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg (150th), Japan’s Shugo Imahira (157th), Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand (173rd), Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand (175th), India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar (176th), S.S.P. Chawrasia of India (190th), Australian Marcus Fraser (191st), Jbe Kruger of South Africa (196th) and Australian Andrew Dodt (198th).
The biggest mover amongst the Asian Tour contingent this season is the 21-year-old Jazz, who ended his 2016 season in 370th position but has since risen by nearly 200 rungs following his maiden win at the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open and three consecutive top-10s including a recent runner-up finish at the Queen’s Cup on home soil.
Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama is the highest ranked Asian golfer at world number two where he trails current number one Dustin Johnson of the United States by some four average points.