Thongchai stays in contention in Germany

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Thongchai stays in contention in Germany

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Round 3


June 28: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand posted a four-under-par 68 to remain in contention at the BMW International Open on Saturday.
The three-time Asian Tour number one traded four birdies and one eagle against two bogeys for a 13-under-par 203 total to trail the leader James Morrison by three shots.
“My game today, I think the key is putting.  I hit nice short putts on 11 and 12.  I made a good up-and-down on 13 as well. My ball landed in the hazard on the left for my third shot and chipped in from off the green,” said Thongchai.
He is still struggling with his health but remains focussed on winning his third title on European soil
“I try to take it easy. I can't hit the ball very hard like normal.  I hit a lot behind the ball today, not the correct distance, sometimes by five or ten yards today.  The first one we had a long putt anyway from the left side, about 20 yards.  That's why make me confident, very good,” said Thongchai.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand also shot a 68 to move to tied eighth position on a 206 total, six shots off the leader.
In the United States, Seungyul Noh of Korea slipped back following a one-over-par 71 to sit in tied 34th position.

Round 2


June 27: Thongchai Jaidee charged into contention at the BMW International Open after shooting a five-under-par 67 on Friday.
The three-time Asian Tour number one traded six birdies against one bogey for a 10-under-par 134 to trail the leader Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain by three shots.
Thongchai was not feeling his best but managed to pull through and stay in the hunt for the title.
“I been in hospital four or five days after Sweden, and on Sunday, we went back home and then straight to the hospital, about four and five days, and then came back and fly over to America.
“I try to keep my body stable but very sick.  Try to do something about for make some power back, but still a little bit loose and no power, not like hundred per cent.  Feel only 50 per cent, hitting the ball, some control, some not,” said Thongchai.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, the 2013 Asian Tour number one, produced a 71 to lie in tied 13th place on 138.
Rikard Karlberg of Sweden and Gavin Green of Malaysia, who recently turned professional, missed the halfway cut.
At the Travellers Championship, Noh Seung-yul of Korea placed tied eighth following a one-under-par 69.

Round 1


June 26: Kiradech Aphibarnrat got off to a flying start at the BMW International Open when he fired a five-under-par 67 courtesy of a solid back nine performance on Thursday.
The 2013 Asian Tour number one turned in 35 but produced four birdies including three on the trot from hole 11 to lie in tied fifth position at the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried.
He is two shots back from the leaders Lasse Jensen of Denmark, Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain and Daniel Gaunt of England.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, a three-time Asian Tour number one, recovered from two opening bogeys with six birdies to end the day on a 68 to sit in tied 10th position while Rikard Karlberg of Sweden posted a 70. Gavin Green of Malaysia, who turned professional recently, was a further shot back in tied 55th place.
In the United States, Seungyul Noh of Korea, the 2010 Asian Tour number one, was two shots back from the leader Bubba Watson after shooting a six-under-par 64 at the Travelers Championship.
Ends.