"Kiradech, Thongchai primed for TGC challenge"

Mon 08 Dec 2014

"Kiradech, Thongchai primed for TGC challenge"

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Bangkok, December 8: Reigning Asian Tour number one Kiradech Aphibarnrat and three-time Order of Merit champion Thongchai Jaidee will arrive home for this week's Thailand Golf Championship in top form.
Kiradech enjoyed a successful debut at the Nedbank Golf Challenge which concluded on Sunday when he shot a final round of four-under-par 68 to finish in fifth place.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand
The big-hitting Thai, who earned a spot in the elite 30-man field event through his 2013 Merit success in Asia, ended the week on seven-under-par 281 to earn 220,050 euros and post his third straight top-five finish.
He was tied fourth at the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com and fourth at the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT last month.
England's Danny Willet won the tournament by four shots with his winning aggregate of 270.
Triple Asian Tour number one Thongchai also enjoyed a good week by finishing tied seventh after closing with a 73 in the final round for a 285 total.
The Thai duo will be hoping to claim a home victory at the US$ 1 million  Thailand Golf Championship, which starts on Thursday and boasting a stellar field which includes title holder Sergio Garcia, inaugural winner Lee Westwood and Bubba Watson.