Thongchai three back in Wales

Sun 21 Sep 2014

Thongchai three back in Wales

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September 21: Thai star Thongchai Jaidee shot a second straight four-under-par 67 in the third round of the ISPS Wales Open on Saturday to lie three shots behind leader Joost Luiten.
Thongchai, who won the tournament in 2012, shot five birdies to stay in contention and could have ended the day closer to the Dutch leader after he three-putted the 16th green for his only bogey of the round.
Luiten shot a 65 and leads the tournament on 14-under-par 199. Shane Lowery is two shots back with the final 18 holes to play.
India's Gaganjeet Bhullar, who is fighting to keep his card in Europe, shot a 68 to move up to tied 27th position.
Round 2
September 20: Thai star Thongchai Jaidee put himself in the title mix when he fired a second round four-under-par 67 at the ISPS Wales Open on Friday.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner fired seven birdies against one double bogey and one bogey to trail the leader Shane Lowry of Ireland by two shots at the Celtic Manor Resort.
Thongchai, who won this event in 2012, was clearly delighted to be in contention for his second win this year.
“I played very, very well. I was putting well and everything, no complaints.  It was a solid round. I love to come here.  The course, it's nice to play, really challenging,” said Thongchai, ranked 42nd in the world.
“The greens are very soft and it is difficult to control your ball.  You have to have good iron shots and hit good putts. You have to keep the ball in the fairway and know where the pin positions are,” said Thongchai.
Ends.