Pattaya, April 1 – Thai hotshot Pariya Junhasavasdikul believes local knowledge will boast his chances of winning the US$50,000 Singha Pattaya Open this week and move him closer to his goal of finishing number one on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Tour.
The Singha Pattaya Open is being staged at Burapha Golf Club where Pariya enjoyed success as an amateur.
“I have played Burapha several times as an amateur and won there. I won the amateur section of the Singha Pattaya Open and also a two-day pro event (when I was still an amateur),” he said.
Pariya, who was third equal in the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore where he was defending his title, will make a quick dash back from the Lion City on Wednesday evening after British Open international final qualifying to tee it up on Thursday. Read More →
Pattaya, March 31: The top guns of the Mercedes-Benz Tour will be put to the test by several of Asia’s leading players in this week’s US$50,000 Singha Pattaya Open, the second leg of the nine-event 2009 schedule.
Thai quartet of Thaworn Wiratchant, Prom Meesawat, Chawalit Plaphol and Thammanoon Srirot have won 18 titles in Asia between them and will start as favourites for the title at Burapha Golf Club.
The charge of the young brigade will be led by a trio of winners on the Mercedes-Benz Tour, two-time champion Wisut Artjanawat and Pariya Junhasavasdikul, both of Thailand, and star-in-the-making Rory Hie of Indonesia.
March 12: Singapore’s Mardan Mamat fired his second-successive three-under-par 69 to take the halfway lead in the US$60,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore today at Laguna National Golf and Country Club.
He moved a stroke ahead of compatriot and first round leader Lam Chih Bing who came in with a 72, in what is the season-opener on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.
Mamat lies on six under for the tournament and is looking for his first win on the fledgling circuit which this year boasts nine events. Read More →
February 26: The Mercedes-Benz Tour will tee-off in Singapore next month with a strong schedule of events in place for the new season.
A total of nine tournaments, played across six countries, will be staged starting with the Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore, at Laguna National Golf and Country Club from March 11 to 14, and culminating in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Vietnam in November.
Prize money for the opening event has been increased from US$50,000 to US$60,000 – an increment which also applies to the Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia.
The season-ending event in Vietnam, which is the Tour Championship, will also see its purse raised to US$80,000. Read More →