KUALA LUMPUR : Kiradech Aphibarnrat achieved his childhood dream after being officially crowned as the Asian Tour's Order of Merit champion following the conclusion of the 2013 season on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Thai emulated his idols Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant in becoming the region's top player and vowed to push ahead with other career goals, including winning a major championship and becoming a world's top-50 player.
"When I turned pro in 2009, I was just trying to keep my card to continue having the opportunity to play year after year. But the top Thai players like Thongchai and Thaworn all won Asia's Order of Merit titles and I always hoped that one day, I could also have the opportunity to win it," Kiradech said.
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