Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned at #QueensCup

Mon 22 Jun 2015

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned at #QueensCup

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Sentosa, June 22: Prayad Marksaeng made it a memorable week at the Queen’s Cup to notch his ninth Asian Tour title. We reflect on the US$300,000 tournament and picked out the Top-5 things that we learned during the week.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap] – Old is gold is the adage most common used but Prayad, who is 49 years young, is the epitome for the veterans on the Asian Tour. He won five titles, two of which were at the Queens Cup, in his 40s to add to his tally of nine Asian Tour victories.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap] – Thanyakon Khrongpha is looking more and more like a young Thongchai Jaidee albeit smaller in size. Only 25, it was the Thai’s third runner-up result on the Asian Tour. He is still without a win on the region’s premier Tour but the stats will show that he is one of the most improved players. From 2010 to 2013, he only finished inside the top-60 once but he turned his season around in 2014 to finish 20th and is now ranked 14th after five events.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap] - After a tied third finish at the Queen’s Cup, Siddikur Rahman is now the player with the most number of top-10s at the Santiburi Samui Country Club. Here are his past results, tied 8th (2010), tied 2nd (2012), tied 8th (2013) and tied 3rd (2014).
Thanyakon Khrongpha of Thailand Thanyakon Khrongpha of Thailand
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap] – For the second straight event, players above the age of 45 were triumphant. Mardan Mamat, aged 47, was victorious at the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open followed by Prayad. But the future looks bright considering the young players who were in contention on the final day. We did the breakdown below.
Jazz Janewattananond: 19
Siddikur Rahman: 30
Mithun Perera: 28
Paul Peterson: 27
Richard T. Lee: 25
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap] – Don’t be fooled by the moniker of the Santiburi Samui Country Club. Even though the course is known as the ‘Beast of Samui’, the island of Koh Samui is arguably one of the most beautiful destinations on the Asian Tour. With white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, it made a bad day on the course seem like a blissful holiday. Here are the photos to prove it.
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