Thongchai finishes tied-17th in Wales

Mon 22 Sep 2014

Thongchai finishes tied-17th in Wales

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September 22: Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee closed with a two-over-par 73 to settle for a share of 17th place at the ISPS Handa Wales Open on Sunday.
Thongchai, who won the tournament in 2012, compiled a four-day total of nine-under-par 275 at the Celtic Manor Resort to finish five shots back of Dutch winner Joost Luiten, who was part of Team Europe at the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM held earlier in March.
Asian Tour rookie Nathan Holman fired seven birdies against one bogey for a brilliant 65 to match Thongchai’s efforts of the week while India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar settled four shots back in tied-32nd.
Over in Japan, EurAsia Cup star Hideto Tanihara agonisingly missed out on his 11th victory after losing to compatriot Katsumasa Miyamoto in the play-off at the ANA Open.
The Japanese duo, who entered the final round tied for the lead, shot matching five-under 67s for identical totals of 8-under-par 270 in regulation play before Miyamoto got away with the title in the play-off.
Tanihara settled for second place while Chinese ace Liang Wen-chong finished two shots back in tied-third with Japan’s Yoshinori Fujimoto and Korea’s Kim Hyung-sung, who was part of Team Asia together with Tanihara at the EurAsia Cup.
Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng, also a member of Team Asia at the EurAsia Cup, finished three shots back in tied-eighth position at the Sapporo Golf Club.