Thongchai makes World Match Play Championship exit

Sat 18 Oct 2014

Thongchai makes World Match Play Championship exit

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Thongchai exits World Match Play Championship
October 18: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee was defeated by Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in the third round of the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Friday.
The 2&1 defeat to the Ryder Cup winner ended Thongchai’s hopes to qualify for the knockout stages at the London Golf Club.
Thongchai who finished runner-up here last year, was three-down after 14 holes before back-to-back birdies from hole 15 gave him a lifeline.
His run in the event came to an end when Stenson birdied 17 as Thongchai only managed par.
Thongchai loses to Coetzee in England
October 17: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand missed the opportunity to move into the knockout stages at the Volvo World Match Play championship after losing to George Coetzee on Thursday.
The three-time Asian Tour number one, who beat Francesco Molinari of Italy in the opening round, fell short in his match against Coetzee, a former Asian Tour member, 2&1 at the London Golf Club.
Thongchai will now face Ryder Cup hero Henrik Stenson of Sweden in the third round, where a win will secure him a safe passage into the knockout stages.
Thongchai gets off to winning start  
October 16: Last year’s runner-up Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand got off to a winning start at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Wednesday.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner saw off Italy’s Francesco Molinari two up despite three-putting on the 17th hole to set-up a nervy trip down the last at the London Golf Club.
Thongchai, 44, has made the cut in all 20 European Tour appearances this year and won his second title on European soil at the Nordea Masters earlier in the year.
He was also the captain for Team Asia in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM which forced a dramatic 10-10 tie against Team Europe in Malaysia.
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