Thongchai trails by one in France

Fri 01 Jul 2016

Thongchai trails by one in France

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July 1: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee enjoyed an encouraging start when he opened with a four-under-par  71 to trail Danish leader, Lucas Bjerregaard by one shot at the Open de France on Thursday.
The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, mixed his carded with four birdies, one eagle and two bogeys to be bunched in second place with Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, Spain’s Adrian Otaegui and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters at the European Tour event.
Korea’s Jeunghun Wang and Thailand’s Prom Meesawat both returned with matching 71s for a tied-29th place that also featured France’s Victor Dubuisson and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.
Australia’s Scott Hend, who won twice on the Asian Tour this season, signed for a 73 to languish in tied-62nd place together with 2014 merit champion, David Lipsky of the United States.
India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia and Shiv Kapur had a day to forget after posting a 76 and 77 respectively.
At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, India's Anirban Lahiri finished his round tied for fifth after signing for a 68, four shots behind American William McGirt.
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat returned with a 70 for a share of 18th place that also includes Korea's Younghan Song.
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