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Thongchai wins in Europe
- Published: 4 Jun 2012 at 10.10
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Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee won his first European Tour title outside of Asia by taking the Wales Open at a wet and windy Celtic Manor course on Sunday.
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Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee wins in Wales. AFP PHOTO
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Thongchai wins Wales Open
CELTIC MANOR, Wales : Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee won his first European Tour title outside of Asia by taking the Wales Open at a wet and windy Celtic Manor course on Sunday.
"Conditions were quite tough for me," said 42-year-old Thongchai who spent the previous evening at a Thai restaurant in nearby Newport.
Thongchai shot a one-over par 72 in the final round to win by a stroke from Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, who leapfrogged his way up the leader board with a four-under par 67, South Africa's Richard Sterne, Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn, and the Netherlands' Joost Luiten.
"I tried to hit everything on the fairway – that's the main thing – then hit the ball on the green. It was very, very tough for me, not like Thailand!"
This was 42-year-old former paratrooper's fifth win on the European Tour but the first in Europe itself. Other wins have come at Tour stops in Asia and the Middle East.
He led by one overnight, but fell one behind after a double-bogey seven at the ninth hole.
Thongchai didn't manage a single birdie on the outward nine holes Sunday but from the turn he struck three in a row.
That gave the world number 199 some breathing space and meant he could bogey the 16th and the last and still take the £300,000 ($461,000) winner's cheque with an aggregate score of 278 – six-under par for the tournament.
"I want to say thank-you to all my family, all the supporters and the sponsors here," said a delighted Thongchai. "Conditions were quite tough for me. AFP
title – the position of a winner in a sports competition ตำแหน่งแชมป์
conditions – the weather at a particular time อากาศ
tough – difficult to do or to deal with ยาก ยากลำบาก
leapfrog – to get to a higher position or rank by going past somebody else or by missing out some stages กระโดดข้าม
leader board – a sign showing the names and scores of the top players, especially in a golf competition
veteran – a person who has a lot of experience in a particular area or activity ผู้อาวุโส
fairway – (in golf) the long strip of short grass that you must hit the ball along before you get to the green and the hole ทางสนามกอล์ฟซึ่งอยู่ระหว่างจุดตั้งลูกกอล์ฟและหลุม
paratroopers – soldiers trained to be dropped from an aircraft with a parachute พลร่ม, ทหารพลร่ม
overnight – the period of one night ข้ามคืน
bogey – (in golf) a score of 1 stroke more than the standard score for a hole (= 1 over par 1 คะแนนเกินพาร์ในกีฬากอล์ฟ
double-bogey – two over par on one hole
outward nine holes – the first nine holes of an eighteen hole golf course which move away from the starting hole
in a row – straight; consecutive; happening one after the other, without interruption ต่อเนื่อ
breathing space – a period of rest from a difficult activity that allows you to get your energy back โอกาสพัก,โอกาสคิด
aggregate – a total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together ผลรวม, ผลรวบยอด
tournament – a competition for teams or single players in which a series of games is played การแข่งขัน
delighted – very happy or satisfied about something ยินดีมาก,สุขใจ