Top-10 finish for Thongchai in France

Sat 04 Jul 2015

Top-10 finish for Thongchai in France

Day 4 
July 6: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand finished tied 10th at the Alstom Open de France after posting a one-over-par 71 on Sunday.
The three-time Asian Tour number one turned in 39 before adding two more birdies on his homeward nine to finish on three-under-par 281 total in the event that was won by Bernd Wiesberger of Austria.
Anirban Lahiri of India enjoyed a superb front nine 31 but was pecked back by one bogey and two double bogeys in his closing five holes to finish in tied 30th following a 71.
Reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States finished a further two shots back on 289 while Australians Scott Hend and Andrew Dodt ended their campaigns in tied 57th and tied 65th.
In the Philippines, Miguel Tabuena won his fifth title on home soil at the ICTSI Rancho Palos Verdes Classic. He defeated Elmer Salvador with a winning total of 23-under-par 265 total.

Day 3

July 5: Thai star Thongchai Jaidee moved into contention for another win on European soil at the Alstom Open de France after a stunning start to his third round on Saturday.
Thongchai, the only player to lift three Order of Merit crowns, started the day six shots off the lead but he wasted no time in catching up by shooting six straight birdies.
He was slowed down by a bogey on eight but would keep up the chase with further birdies on 12 and 15. However, another bogey on 16 led him to eventually sign for a third round six-under-par 65.
“The key for me was I had a very good sleep. I had a very long day yesterday and I had to get a much needed rest. I felt very fresh when I arrived at the course today,” said Thongchai, who is in tied ninth position and is six shots off the leader.
“I gave myself lots of chances today by hitting the ball onto the fairways and making the putts when it mattered most. Six birdies in a row was very good for me as I was really putting well. I made several long putts from about 20 ft.
“I gained lots of confidence from those six birdies. I hit to the wrong side of the green on eight and missed a short putt from about four feet. I missed another short putt on 16. It’s hot out there but I already used to such conditions. But most important is to enjoy myself out there on the golf course,” he added.
Scott Hend of Australia posted a 71 for tied 27th position while reigning Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the United States was a further shot back. Andrew Dodt of Australia and Anirban Lahiri of India shot a 72 and 70 respectively for tied 38th and tied 49th.

Day 2

July 4: Reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the United States shot an even-par 71 to sit in tied 18th position with Scott Hend of Australia at the halfway stage of the Alstom Open de France on Friday.
Lipsky traded two birdies against two bogeys while Hend mixed his card with five birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey for an even-par 142 total. They trail the leaders Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain, Martin Kaymer of Germany and Victor Dubuisson of France by four shots.
Andrew Dodt of Australia, a two-time Asian Tour winner, slipped back to tied 24th after posting a 74 while Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand was a further shot back. Anirban Lahiri of India struggled to a poor 77 to sit in tied 57th position.

Day 1

July 3: Anirban Lahiri of India fired a two-under-par 69 to get off to a strong start at the weather-interrupted Alstom Open de France on Thursday.
The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader trails clubhouse leaders Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, Victor Dubuisson of France and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa by one shot.
Maximilian Kieffer of Germany leads on four-under through 14 holes while Andrew Dodt of Australia, a two-time Asian Tour winner, was on three-under with one more hole to play.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, a three-time Asian Tour number one, and Scott Hend of Australia, a six-time Asian Tour winner, finished day one on matching 70s to lie in tied 14th position.