#QueensCup – The Contenders

Mon 15 Jun 2015

#QueensCup – The Contenders

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Koh Samui, Thailand, June 15: Check out the top contenders at the US$300,000 Queen’s Cup, which is returning to the Santiburi Samui Country Club for its seventh consecutive edition this week.
Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha)
The Thai veteran holds an unprecedented 18 Asian Tour victories, including two Queen’s Cup titles in 2012 and 2014. Having claimed his first top-10 of the season in Bangladesh a fortnight ago, Thaworn will be relishing his challenge when he returns to the Santiburi Samui Country Club to defend his title this week.
OOM: 60th
Last 5 finishes: T7, T62, T28, 129, T135
Mardan Mamat Mardan Mamat
Mardan Mamat (Sin)
The Singaporean veteran claimed his fifth Asian Tour victory in Bangladesh a fortnight ago, following a third place result in Mauritius earlier in May.  He will be on the hunt for a back-to-back victory to keep up with his target of breaking into top-five on the Merit rankings. He has never finish higher than eighth position, which was his career-best result in 2010, on the Order of Merit.
OOM: 8th
Last 5 finishes: 1, 3, T69, T58, T46
Prayad Marksaeng (Tha)
Prayad won the Queen’s Cup in 2013 after finishing inside top-sixth in all editions since 2010. Prayad, one of Thailand’s most successful golfers, will be chasing for his ninth Asian Tour victory at the Queen’s Cup this week. He has claimed two top-10s in India and Indonesia so far this season.
OOM: 13th
Last 4 finishes: T8, T3, T25, T115
Chapchai Nirat (Tha)
Chapchai is hungry for a fifth Asian Tour victory. He missed out on a chance to win in Indonesia in April after losing in a play-off. Following a tied-15th finish in Bangladesh two weeks ago, Chapchai will continue to seek redemption at the Queen’s Cup.
OOM: 12th
Last 5 finishes: T15, 2, T12, T80, T155
Carlos Pigem of Spain Carlos Pigem of Spain
Carlos Pigem (Esp)
The young Spaniard is playing in his third year on the Asian Tour and is enjoying a great season so far. He has yet to miss a single cut with his best result being a fourth place finish in Bangladesh two weeks’ ago. Carlos will challenge for a first Asian Tour title this week.
OOM: 10th
Last 5 finishes: 4, T20, T28, T24, T7
Paul Peterson (Usa)
Paul is playing in only his second year on the Asian Tour and has secured three top-10 finishes so far this season. The American also enjoyed a solid rookie season in 2014 where he notched five top-five finishes to end his season in 22nd place on the 2014 Order of Merit. Paul will challenge for his first Asian Tour title this week.
OOM: 7th
Last 5 finishes: T55, T8, 10, T60, T5