• Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL

    THA

    • Date of birth Nov 01, 1988
    • Turned Pro 2005
    • Residence Chantaburi, Thailand
    • Family Single

Biography

He started playing golf when he was eight years old as his parents were avid golfers and wanted their children to pick up the sport. His father taught him the game before he developed into a top amateur, winning titles in Australia and the United States. Nicknamed "Neung" which means the number "One" in Thai due to his birthdate of November 1 (1.11) and he naturally dreams of becoming Asia's number one in the near future. Says practising regularly with top Thais including Thaworn Wiratchant, Boonchu Ruangkit, Prayad Marksaeng and Thammanoon Sriroj has helped him become a better player as he learns from each of their strong points.

Career Highlights

  1. Chinnarat holds the honour of being the youngest winner on the Asian Tour when he won the Double A International Open on home soil in 2005 at the age of 17 years and five days while still an amateur
  2. Subsequently established himself as a leading young star with further victories in the 2006 Crowne Plaza Open in China via a play-off and the 2009 Queen’s Cup in Thailand
  3. Enjoyed two top-10s in 2015, the year he also welcomed his first child
  4. Finished second at the 2010 Yeangder Tournament Players’ Championship in Taipei and in 2012, he enjoyed three top-10s
  5. Chinnarat came from five shots back with a final round 67, which included three closing birdies, to force a play-off and later defeat India’s Shiv Kapur for his first win in 2005
  6. He was the third amateur after Korea's Kim Dae-sub and New Zealand's Eddie Lee to win a title in Asia
  7. The young prodigy turned professional immediately
  8. In 2006, Chinnarat bagged his second Asian Tour title in China, needing another play-off to edge compatriot Prom Meesawat and Chinese Taipei's Lin Wen-tang
  9. In a near repeat of his maiden win, he was two shots back with three holes remaining but birdied the 16th and 18th holes to draw level with the leaders
  10. It was an emotional victory as his coach Bud Kareeput had died just months earlier
  11. Earned his European Tour card for 2009 by finishing tied 12th at the qualifying school finals despite an opening 78
  12. He enjoyed a strong amateur career, highlighted by his victory in the 2005 World Junior Championship in the United States.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (3)
  2. 2005 Double A International Open, Thailand
  3. 2006 Crowne Plaza Open, China
  4. 2009 Queen's Cup, Thailand

Other wins

  1. Amateur wins: (6)
  2. 2005 World Junior Championship, San Diego
  3. 2004 Putra Cup , Indonesia
  4. 2004 Asia Pacific Junior Masters, Thailand
  5. 2003 Sprint International Amateur Golf Championship, USA
  6. 2002 Jack Newton Junior Golf Championship, Australia
  7. 2001 Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship, Malaysia
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
AB Bank Bangladesh Open T39 72 71 70 72 285 1 US$ 1,837
Asia-Pacific Classic MC 73 73 - - 146 2 -
Thailand Open T65 70 69 70 75 284 4 US$ 900
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak T21 71 65 68 72 276 -8 US$ 3,090
Royal Cup T36 66 76 67 71 280 0 US$ 3,254

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