Pavit plots victory parade #IndoOpenGolf

Wed 16 Nov 2016

Pavit plots victory parade #IndoOpenGolf


Jakarta, November 16: Thai rising star Pavit Tangkamolprasert hopes to continue his winning ways at the US$300,000 BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open which starts on Thursday.

The 27-year-old secured his first Asian Tour victory in Macao last month and he is eager to land his second Asian Tour title at the Pondok Indah Golf Course this week.

He will be joined by a stellar cast including Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, who won the Indonesia Open in 2013, Jeev Milkha Singh, a two-time Asian Tour number one, Natipong Srithong of Thailand and Carlos Pigem of Spain.

Chiragh Kumar of India Chiragh Kumar of India

After defeating Anirban Lahiri on the first play-off hole in Macao, Pavit is now aiming to end the week on a high note to sweeten his season.

“My goal towards the end of the year is to try and get my second win as soon as possible. Your tee shots here are very important. If you have a good shot, you have a chance to get birdies. I just want to hit good golf shots,” said Pavit.

Currently ranked 12th on the Order of Merit, the tenacious Pavit hopes his new found confidence will lead him to a second victory at the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open.

“When I won on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), I had the confidence to continue winning but I felt nervous on the Asian Tour. But now after the win, I know I can win here and compete with all these guys,” said Pavit.

“Yes, I’m a different and much better player now. Previously I would tell myself ‘I can’t win’ or I just try to make the cut. Now, I believe more in myself,” added the ADT graduate.

Chiragh Kumar of India hopes to continue his fine run after finishing in a share of fourth place in Philippines last week for his best result since winning his first Asian Tour title at the Panasonic Open India last year.

“I’ve been playing good all year round but I haven’t put four good rounds together. I haven’t played badly at all. I’m feeling good about my game and looking forward to the week. I’ve never played here before and it is a really good golf course. The conditions are really perfect,” said the 32-year-old.

“My goal towards the end of the year is to try and get my second win as soon as possible." - Pavit Tangkamolprasert

Malaysia’s Ben Leong has a sense of de-ja-vu after winning three consecutive events on the local circuit. The 30-year-old achieved the same feat in 2008 before going on to win his first Asian Tour title in Malaysia where he defeated Thai star Thongchai Jaidee.

He struggled with injury in recent years but he is showing positive signs of a return to form.

Ben Leong of Malaysia Ben Leong of Malaysia

“I’ve been playing well. After having three good weeks, you don’t usually hear people going for their fourth in a row. I’ve done it before but what’s in the past is in the past. This is a new week and I want to stay in the present and patient,” said Leong.

“If I can block out what happened or what I did previously, I think I’ll have a good week. It is always tough a good week with another good week especially when I’ve had three goods. I just want to enjoy Indonesia, the company and enjoy being out here on the Asian Tour again,” he added.


Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BANK BRI) is one of the banks owned by the government of Indonesia and was established in December 16th 1895. At the moment, BANK BRI is classified as a public company and one of the top banks in the Indonesian Stock Exchange. This is shown from international awards received by BANK BRI, Best Domestic Bank in Indonesia 2016 (asiamoney) and was covered in Forbes Global 2000 list 2016. As of today, BANK BRI has served more than 50 million customer, has a total of more than 10.000 outlets and more than 100.000 e-Channel networks in Indonesia. Information on BANK BRI can be accessed through

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 31 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 21 countries and territories, with more than 95 million card members. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.

Note: Statistics in About JCB are as of March 2016.

For more information, please visit:

About the Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.

Also, visit us at: