Thongchai moves into world's top-50

Tue 29 Apr 2014

Thongchai moves into world's top-50

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April 29: Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand moved into the world's top-50 while Anirban Lahiri of India and Korea’s Noh Seung-yul made huge strides on the latest Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).
Thongchai, a three-time Asian Tour number one, finished tied fifth at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters over the weekend to move up five spots to 49th position on the OWGR.
Lahiri was propelled to 67th, his career’s highest ranking on the OWGR, following his victory at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. Reigning Order of Merit winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand was ranked 74th.
Lahiri will be hoping to maintain his position while Kiradech will be fighting to break into the top-60 by the first week of June to qualify for the U.S. Open which is the season’s second Major at Pinehurst from June 12-15.
Noh, the 2010 Asian Tour number one, won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday to lie in 88th place followed by Asian Tour honorary member K.J. Choi of Korea, who was in 92nd position.
Another notable move on the OWGR was Baek Seuk-hyun of Korea who is now ranked 194th after finishing tied second in Indonesia.
Other Asian Tour members joining him inside the top-200 on the OWGR include: Scott Hend of Australia (129th), Liang Wen-chong of China (141st), Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand (153rd), Shiv Kapur of India (154th), Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh (161st), Jbe Kruger of South Africa (166th), Vijay Singh of Fiji (167th), Gaganjeet Bhullar of India (173rd) and Masahiro Kawamura of Japan (193rd).
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