Kiradech finishes tied-sixth at Bay Hill

Sun 20 Mar 2016

Kiradech finishes tied-sixth at Bay Hill

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March 21: Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat fired a sizzling seven-under-par 65 to finish in tied-sixth position for the second straight year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard on Sunday.
Kiradech, the 2013 Asian Tour number one, returned with a bogey-free round highlighted by seven birdies to settle six shots back of winner Jason Day of Australia on 11-under-par 277 total at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. It was also his first top-10 of the season and comes at an ideal time as he will compete in the WGC-Dell Match Play this week followed by a maiden Masters Tournament debut next month.
“I played some good golf here although I didn’t get off to a good start this week. It’s great to come in top-10 again. I love this course. I got the length which was an advantage for me and I putted well. I didn’t have any three-putts this week. I am glad to finish inside top-10 for the second time,” said the 26-year-old Thai.
“I actually felt good when I hit the balls at the range this morning. I was striking the ball so good and much better than my first three rounds. I made some long putts out there which gave me some good confidence. I am learning every day and I am improving. I believe my win is not too far away. One day, I will get this trophy,” added Kiradech.
Korea’s K.J. Choi signed for a 75 to settle for tied-36th place on 283 while Ernie Els of South Africa came in tied-74th following a disappointing 77.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat holes his birdie putt from 30 feet on the par-4 11th hole.


Kiradech Aphibarnrat rolls in a 33-footer for birdie on the par-4 13th hole.


Kiradech Aphibarnrat hits his 84-yard approach to within 6 feet and converts the putt for birdie on the par-4 10th hole.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat's 141-yard approach takes a peak into the cup on the par-4 8th hole, resulting in a tap-in birdie.