Third Place Finish for Thongchai

Mon 14 Jan 2013

Third Place Finish for Thongchai

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January 14: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee launched his 2013 campaign in a strong fashion with a third place finish at the Volvo Golf Champions in South Africa on Sunday.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion shot rounds of 65, 68, 73 and 68 to finish two shots behind winner Louis Oosthuizen at the Durban Country Club. Thongchai earned
€131,300 for his fine effort in what was his first ever visit to South Africa.
The good result should see Thongchai improve on his current 80th position on the Official World Golf Ranking as he is hoping to break into the top-50 by the end of March to earn an invitation to the Masters Tournament.
Last week, countryman and current Asian Tour number one Thaworn Wiratchant was invited by Augusta National to play in the year’s first Major in April.
Indian star Jeev Milkha Singh finished tied 16th with rounds of 69, 70, 72 and 69 while South Africa’s Jbe Kruger, who finished third on the Order of Merit last season, settled for a share of 32nd place.