Kiradech enjoys top-10 finish at Arnold Palmer

Mon 23 Mar 2015

Kiradech enjoys top-10 finish at Arnold Palmer

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March 23: Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand fired two eagles for a closing three-under-par 69 to finish tied sixth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday.
The 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner also posted two birdies against three bogeys for a 13-under-par 275 total, six shots from the champion Matt Every from the United States.
His top-10 result will earn him a spot at the Valero Texas Open this week.
At the Jaco’s Investec Cup, Jbe Kruger of South Africa, a winner on the Asian Tour, finished third, two shots from the champion Jaco Ahlers.
Day 3
March 22: Kiradech Aphibarnrat produced a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to move inside the top-10 and within six shots of the lead on Saturday.
The 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner enjoyed a superb front nine when he turned in 30 before adding a birdie on 16 for a 11-under-par 205 total which put him within striking distance of the leader Henrik Stenson of Sweden.
After moving 35 spots to tied eighth, Kiradech, who is playing on a sponsor's invitation this week, said: "I’m thinking positive now. I played in quite a few tournaments in the United States last year. I made a lot of cuts but didn’t finish high on the leaderboard. I don’t have a Tour card here so I don’t want to put pressure on myself. I just want to go out there and enjoy."
Day 2
March 21: A second round of one-under-par 71 safely saw Kiradech Aphibarnrat moving into the weekend rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Friday.
The Thai, the 2013 Asian Tour number one, did not drop a bogey with one birdie on the card putting him on three-under-par 141, good for a share of 40th place in the PGA Tour event.
Kiradech is some 10 shots behind leader Morgan Hoffman.
Day 1
March 20: Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand got off to a fine start in his debut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after shooting a two-under-par 70 on Thursday.
The 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner fired eight birdies but was pegged back by four bogeys and one double bogey at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
The two-time Asian Tour winner is currently tied in 32nd position but is only four shots back from the leader Morgan Hoffmann of the United States.
Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea matched Kiradech’s efforts of 70.
Ends.