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LPGA tourney gets rolling in Khon Kaen

Jul 09. 2019
Apichaya after winning last year's tournament.
Apichaya after winning last year's tournament.
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By The Nation

The Thailand Ladies Professional Golf Association (TLPGA), Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) and Singha Corp are staging the Bt1-million Singha-SAT Thai LPGA Championship from July 10-12 at the par-72, 6,394-yard Singha Park course in Khon Kaen.

The 11th annual tournament has attracted 84 professional and amateur golfers.

The top 40 players of the three-day, 54-hole event will qualify for the final day and earn prizemoney, with the winner taking home Bt142,500.

Top names taking part this year include defending champion 17-year-old Apichaya Yubol, who is No 4 in the TLPGA money rankings, Kulthida Pramphan, No 2 on the TLPGA money list, and Thailand’s fourth-ranked Treechat Jinklub.

In today’s qualifying round (July 9), 10 players earned berths in the tournament. They include Puthita Kuanroodee, who won the qualifier with a 3-under par 69, and 15-year-old Thai-Swiss Nacharee Thanchitnititanya, who carded a 1-under par 71.

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