Teenage star Atthaya Thitikul travelled to a five-shot success at the one-million-baht Phoenix Ladies Classic in Pattaya on Sunday.
The 18-year-old star, who held a six-shot benefit after 2 rounds, closed with a three-under-par 69 to win on 15-under 201 at the Phoenix Gold Golf & & Nation Club.
Making 7 birdies versus 4 bogeys in the last round, Atthaya declared her 6th expert title after turning professional last February.
It was likewise her 3rd win at the course where she won the Ladies European Trip Thailand Champion as an amateur in 2017 and 2019.
Chakansim Khamborn fired 7 birdies and one bogey for a 66 to share 2nd on 10-under 206 with Chanettee Wannasaen (68 ).
Atthaya took house 110,000 baht, while Chakansim and Chanettee each got 65,000 baht.
Onnarin Sattayabanphot (69) was 4th on 208 with Phannarai Meesom-us (72) and Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (68) connected for 5th on 211.
The competition was an unique occasion arranged by the recently developed Thai Women’s Expert Golf Association (ThaiWPGA).
” This win is unique since I can take the winner’s cheque now,” stated Atthaya, who might not declare cash prize for her previous wins at this course due to her amateur status.
” Every golf enthusiast has his/her preferred course and I believe this one is my preferred and it fits my video game.”
She included that she found out a lot throughout the occasion, specifically the method to change her video game after bad starts.
” I did not play well on the front 9 throughout the competition, however handled to recover through my brief video game,” she stated.
Atthaya included that domestic competitions resembled training premises for her to develop her abilities prior to playing abroad.