Jazz earns place at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

Mon 01 Jul 2013

Jazz earns place at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

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Chon Buri, Thailand July 1: Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond will tee up alongside the region’s best players at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in September after he cruised to a five-shot victory at the three million baht (approximately US$100,000) Singha All Thailand Championship on Sunday.
The talented 17-year-old fired a sparkling nine-under-par 63 at the third and final leg of the Road to Panasonic Series to earn himself a ticket to the 150 million Yen (approximately US$1.48 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour.
Gun Charoenku posted a 67 while Thanyakorn Khrongpha signed for a 68 to share second place on 271 at the Laem Chabang International Country Club.
Jazz made a great start, turning at 30 with six birdies, including three consecutive ones from the second hole, before adding three more birdies on the back nine, including the final-hole birdie.
"I am really happy to win the title and earn the ticket to play in Japan," Jazz told the Bangkok Post.
Jazz, who is currently in 52nd place on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, also believes his latest win will serve as a motivation for him to keep his Tour card for next season.
"I hope to perform well there to boost my ranking on the Asian Tour so that I can keep my card," said Jazz, who enjoyed his first top-10 finish at the Queen’s Cup last month.
"My game is much better than last year as I'm playing more consistently now. I like playing offensively but it has costs me a lot each time I make a mistake," added the young Thai.
Jazz will join Australia's Wade Ormsy, countryman Boonchu Ruangkit and Singapore's Lam Chih Bing who were also extended invitations to Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open courtesy of their top-three finishes at the Panasonic Open India which was held in April.
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