Kiradech holds head high with T-25 finish

Mon 12 Aug 2013

Kiradech holds head high with T-25 finish

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August 12: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat held his head high when he signed off from his second Major appearance with a one-over-par 71 to finish tied-25th at the US PGA Championship on Sunday.
Kiradech, current leader of the Asian Tour Order of Merit, savoured a memorable week at Oak Hill Country Hill by emerging as the second-best placed Asian after Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (T19) with his four-day total of one-over-par 281.
Having learnt well from last month’s Open Championship where he started well only to make an early exit in the second round, the Maybank Malaysian Open winner showed his steady progress on the world stage by upstaging marquee names including England’s Lee Westwood (T33), American Phil Mickelson and world number one Tiger Woods (T40) at the year’s fourth and final Major.
Three-time Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee posted his week’s best score of 69 to end his campaign in tied-47th place alongside Asian Tour winner Marcus Fraser of Australia and honorary member K.J. Choi on 285.
Another Asian Tour honorary member Vijay Singh of Fiji signed off with a 75 to take tied 68th place.
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