Singapore, August 13: Thailand’s Chawalit Plaphol increased his lead in the US$60,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Singapore to six shots after shooting his best round of the week with a six-under-par 66.
He moved to an impressive 15-under-par 201 for three rounds at Laguna National Golf and Country Club and is well placed to secure his second Mercedes-Benz Tour title of the year.
His compatriot Panuphol Pittayarat, aged 17, is in second place after also carding a 66.
Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing stormed back into contention with a 65 and is tied for third with his compatriot and defending champion Mardan Mamat, Singapore-based Australian Scott Barr and Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert. They are nine shots behind Chawalit.
July 22, Kuala Lumpur: The third Mercedes-Benz Masters Malaysia will be played for the first time next month at Kota Permai Golf and Country Club – one of the country’s most highly rated golf clubs.
The US$60,000 tournament will tee-off from August 18 to 21 and is the eighth event on this year’s 10-leg Mercedes-Benz Tour.
Top Malaysians Danny Chia, Airil Rizman and 2008 champion Ben Leong will head the local challenge while Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines and last year’s Merit champion Thailand’s Namchok Tantipkhakul will also compete.
In addition Singapore’s top two golfers Mardan Mamat and Lam Chih Bing, both winners on the Mercedes-Benz Tour, have entered.
Phuket, June 4: Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines put himself on the threshold of his maiden victory on the Mercedes-Benz Tour today by taking the third round lead in the US$60,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand.
The 32 year old, who has collected a wealth of victories during his impressive career, fired a five-under-par 65 for a four shot lead over Thailand’s Pattaraphol Khanthacha and Udorn Duangdecha.
He leads the tournament on 14-under-par 196 at Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Read More →
Phuket, June 3: Thailand’s talented crop of young golfers flourished once again today at the US$60,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand with new kid on the block Pattaraphol Khanthacha taking the halfway lead.
The 20-year-old from Ratchaburi shot his second successive five-under-par 65 for a tournament total of 10-under-par 130.
He leads by one stroke from Filipino Juvic Pagunsan at Laguna Phuket Golf Club. Pagunsan also carded a 65.Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat and Lam Chih Bing from Singapore are two strokes further back after carding rounds of 68. Read More →
Phuket, June 2: The opening day of the US$60,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand witnessed some sensational low scoring with four players taking the lead with course record five-under-par 65s and a 13 year old amateur upstaging the professionals with a 67.
Thailand’s Wisut Artjanawat, Ratsak Hansapiban and Pattaraphol Khanthacha and Singaporean Lam Chih Bing lead the way after confident rounds at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
They lead by a shot from Thailand’s Namchok Tantipokhakul, winner of last year’s Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit list, and Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines. Read More →