Gunn-ing For Top Spot

Pattaya, Thailand, April 14: Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul, one of the most exciting prospects in Asian golf, extended his lead in the “Road to Sabah” rankings on the ASEAN PGA Tour after a joint fifth place finish in the Singha Pattaya Open on Sunday.

Gunn won the season-opening Singha Esan Open for the second time in three years last month and kept up his good form at Burapha Golf Club.

He picked up US$2,811 for fifth spot giving the 22 year old a total of US$16,249 after two events.

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Uncle Prayad Pips Protege Kwanchai in Pattaya

April 13, Pattaya, Thailand: Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng completed a magnificent wire-to-wire victory in the Singha Pattaya Open today after holding off  a brave challenge from his nephew and defending champion Kwanchai Tannin, at Burapha Golf Club.

Prayad, oozing his usual effortless natural gift for the game, recorded the 14th win of his professional career after firing a closing three-under-par 69 for a stunning tournament total of 20 under.

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Prayad Maintains Firm Grip in Pattaya

April 12, Pattaya, Thailand: Prayad Marksaeng continued his phenomenal form in the Singha Pattaya Open today shooting a third-round four-under-par 68 to lead on 17 under.

The 48-year-old from Hua Hin led by one after the first round, was three in front at the halfway mark and now stands four shots ahead of his nearest challenger, compatriot and defending champion Kwanchai Tannin.

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Evergreen Prayad Takes First Day Honours

April 10, Pattaya, Thailand: Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng, unbeatable on home soil last year, made a fine start in the Singha Pattaya Open today taking the first round lead with an eight-under-par 64.

He nailed nine birdies, including four out of the last five, for a one shot lead over compatriot Rattanon Wannasrichan at Burapha Golf Club.

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Kwanchai Targets Repeat Victory

Pattaya, Thailand, April 9 – ASEAN PGA Tour number one Kwanchai Tannin of Thailand is hoping that good vibes on returning to one of his favourite courses will give him the impetus to retain his Singha Pattaya Open crown this week.

Kwanchai romped to a six-shot victory at Burapha Golf Club last April to start a successful season that saw him win again at the Negeri Sembilan Masters and top the Order of Merit with earnings of US$35,630.

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Gunn Shoots Lights Out in Esan

Khon Kaen, Thailand, March 23: Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul claimed the Singha Esan Open for the second time in three years today after a brilliant final round six-under-par 66.

He beat England’s Grant Jackson and Teerawat Poipong from Thailand by two strokes at Singha Park Golf Club. Jackson closed with a 67 and Teerawat a 68 in the first event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

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Former Champion Gunn Takes Aim

Khon Kaen, Thailand, March 22: Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul, the winner here in 2012, moved to the top of the leaderboard in the Singha Esan Open today along with compatriots Poosit Supupramai, Teerawat Poipong and  Pavit Tangkamolprasert.

In the season-opening event on the ASEAN PGA Tour he shot a three-under-par 69 for a three-round total of eight-under-par 208. Poosit shot 67, Teerawat a 67,  while Pavit came in with a 71 at Singha Park Golf Club.

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