Kiradech finishes tied-fifth in Germany

Mon 27 Jun 2016

Kiradech finishes tied-fifth in Germany

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Germany, June 27: Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat closed with a battling one-under-par 71 to finish in tied-fifth position at the BMW International Open on Sunday.
The 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion fired six birdies against two double-bogeys and a bogey to end his campaign seven shots back of winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden on 10-under-par 278 total at the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof.
“It’s not a bad result finishing in top-five but it could have been better. I am disappointed. I hit a couple of bad shots and made some bad decisions, making double-bogeys on ninth and 16. I didn’t expect to make some big numbers especially trailing by seven into the final round,” said the 26-year-old Thai.
“It’s been a tough day having played 36 holes but I tried my best. I had a good run on the front but I just lost some confidence after making the double-bogey on ninth due to a bad decision. Henrik played some great golf out there. He deserves the win,” added Kiradech.
Korea’s Y.E. Yang settled five shots back in tied-21st position following a 73 while American David Lipsky capped his best efforts of the week with a 67 to grab a share of 28th place on 284.
Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee, India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia and Thailand’s Prom Meesawat came in tied-38th, tied-50th and tied-52nd respectively at the BMW International Open where players did not get to tackle the course on Saturday due to rain delays and had to play 36 holes on Sunday.
At the Quicken Loans National in the United States, Asian Tour honorary member and International Ambassador Ernie Els secured a fifth place finish following a one-over-par 72 on Sunday.
The South African marked his card with six birdies against five bogeys and a double-bogey for a four-day total of 12-under-par 272, finishing five shots back of winner Billy Hurley III of the United States.
Indian duo Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri settled for tied-64th and 71st place finishes respectively at the Congressional CC (Blue).
Over in Japan, Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha fired a two-under-par 69 to finish two shots back of winner Junwon Park of Korea in tied-third place at the ISPS Handa Global Cup on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Khrongpha fired four birdies against two bogeys to finish on 15-under-par 269 total for his best result in Japan this season at the Tokinodai Country Club.
Malaysia’s rising star Gavin Green closed with a superb 66 to finish six shots back in tied-12th position while Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat settled for a share of 33rd place following a 71.
Ends.