Get to know your ADT graduate: Pavit

Mon 08 Dec 2014

Get to know your ADT graduate: Pavit

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Singapore, December 8: It has been a year to remember for Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert, who was recently crowned the Asian Development Tour (ADT)’s 2014 Order of Merit champion following an impressive season.
Pavit started the year with a bang when he claimed his breakthrough victory at the 2013 ADT season-ending Linc Group Jakarta Invitational held earlier in January. He attempted to earn an Asian Tour card at the 2014 Qualifying School a month later but failed to do so despite having his mentor and good friend, Prom Meesawat, on his bag.
The young Thai, however, kept up his hopes and continue to grind his professional teeth on the ADT, which was inaugurated in 2010 as a gateway to the Asian Tour. He recorded three more victories, chalked up five top-fives and eventually topped the money list with a season’s haul of US$68,975, which is the highest in a season won by a player.
He edged out second-placed Chan Shih-chang of Chinese Taipei, who also recorded three victories, by a mere US$252 on the rankings in a season which offered an unprecedented 21 tournaments and an all-time high US$1.6 million in total prize money.
Pavit claimed two titles over a span of one month at the PGM Terengganu Championship and the PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship in August and September.
He went on to claim his fourth ADT career title, which is also his third victory this season, at the 15th Chang Hwa Open in Chinese Taipei and became the second player following Chan to be rewarded with playing rights for the remainder of the 2014 Asian Tour season.
Like Pavit, Chan, Niall Turner of Ireland, Thailand’s Sattaya Supupramai and American Brett Munson, who finished in top-five on the final merit rankings, have all secured their Asian Tour cards for 2015.
With all ADT events receiving Official World Golf Ranking status, Pavit made the most of his success on the ADT by leaping 637 rungs up to his current 228th position.
“My aim at the start of the season was to finish top-five and get my Asian Tour card for 2015. But to win the Order of Merit is just fantastic. I am now trying to play in as many Asian Tour events as I can to gain experience, so that I will be prepared for next year,”said the 25-year-old Thai, who leaped 637 rungs up to his current 228th position on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) through his successful exploits on the ADT.
Look out for Pavit as he will go head-to-head with region’s finest players at this week’s US$1million Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour.
Since its inauguration in 2010, the ADT has grown from five events in the first year to 21 tournaments in 2014. The ADT has announced a provisional 2015 schedule of a minimum 17 tournaments with several more to be announced in due course.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
About Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT                                                                                                                                                         
Country:                              Thailand
Date of Birth:                     May 2, 1989
Residence:                          Bangkok, Thailand
Family:                                Single
Turned Pro:                        2007
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT TOUR WINS: (4) 2013 Linc Group Jakarta Invitational, 2014 PGM Terengganu Championship, Malaysia, 2014 PGM MNRB Sarawak Championship, Malaysia, 2014 15th ADT Chang Hwa Open, Chinese Taipei.
PROFESSIONAL WINS: (5) 2011 SAT Thailand PGA Tour, 2012 Singha Gassan Khuntan Championship, 2012 Singha Gassan Khuntan Classic, 2012 Singha Artitaya Championship, 2014 Singha Open, Thailand