Namchok Nails Victory

Pattaya, September 19 – Namchok Tantipokhakul of Thailand underlined his huge potential by outduelling countryman Chawinroj Rungsrichai in a gripping head-to-head battle to win the US$50,000 B-ing Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour on Saturday.

Namchok, 22, birdied two of the last five holes to post a level par 72 and a winning score of seven under 281, two ahead of Chawinroj who had two chip in birdies in the final four holes to pile on the pressure in what developed into a matchplay contest.

Fellow Thai Sattaya Sapupramai was third on one under 287 after a closing 72, the only other player in the field to finish below par.
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Namchok Takes the Lead

Pattaya, September 18 – Rising star Namchok Tantipokhakul took full advantage of playing on his home course on Friday with a bogey-free 69 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the B-ing Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour

The 22-year-old Thai, second behind Angelo Que in the Tour’s ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship, Philippines, earlier in the year, is on seven-under-par 209 at Bangpra Golf Club.

Countryman Chawinroj Rungsrichai, looking for his first win after five years as a professional, shot a sizzling four under 68 to grab second spot. He lies three shots ahead of 18-year-old pro debutant Phiphatphong Naewsuk, who carded a 70 for third place.
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Thai Duo Share B-ing Lead

Pattaya, September 17 – Thailand’s Atthaphon Prathummanee reaped the benefit from a new fitness regime with a composed one-under-par 71 in tough conditions on Thursday to share the halfway lead with fast-charging countryman Namchok Tantipokhakul in the B-ing Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.

Namchok, runner up to Angelo Que in the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship, Philippines, earlier in the year, grabbed an unlikely birdie at his last hole for a 67.

They lead fellow Thai Sattaya Sapupramai by a stroke with a two-round total of four under 140 at Bangpra Golf Club. Sattaya added a 70 to his opening round 71.
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Jiramate Takes Route 66

Pattaya, September 16 – Newcomer Jiramate Chantharothai of Thailand upstaged multiple winner Prayad Marksaeng and a strong field with a sizzling six-under-par 66 to take a commanding lead after the first round of the US$50,000 B-ing Championship on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Jiramate shot seven birdies and a lone bogey at Bangpra Golf Club in the best round of his professional career.

He leads the Mercedes-Benz Tour event by three shots from countryman Atthaphon Prathummanee, currently ranked 21st on the Order of Merit.
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Thaworn Targets B-ing Championship

Pattaya, September 15 – Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant, fresh from a victory at the weekend, will be the player to beat at the Mercedes-Benz Tour’s B-ing Championship on home soil later this week.

The red-hot Thaworn will be bidding for his second title of the season on the Mercedes-Benz Tour following his victory in the Heritage Melaka Classic.

Among his challengers at Bangpra Golf Club near Pattaya from September 16-19 will be countryman Prayad Marksaeng, who competed in the Mercedes-Benz Championship on the European Tour last week.
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Teen Titan Kiradech Leads

September 4: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat once again signaled he is a star of the future when he took the first round clubhouse lead today in the US$50,000 B-ing Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.

The 19 year old shot a sterling seven-under-par 65 at Pattana Golf and Sports Resort, near Chonburi in Thailand.

His compatriot Sirapong Maitreeyuenyong returned a 66, while hot on the their heels is one of their countries greatest golfers Thaworn Wiratchant, in with a 67.
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Wisut Eyes Home Win

September 3, Chonburi, Thailand: Wisut Artjanawat will be gunning for his second Mercedes-Benz Tour victory this week as he tries to close the gap on Order of Merit leader Angelo Que of the Philippines.

The talented Thai, who won the Mercedes-Benz Masters Philippines in May, lies fourth in the rankings behind Que, Mars Pucay of the Philippines and Danny Chia of Malaysia.
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