Confident Danthai hopes for a change in fortunes
published : 14 Aug 2019 at 04:00
newspaper section: Sports
Kuching: Danthai Boonma will be looking to turn his Asian Tour season around with a good result at the Sarawak Championship in Malaysia which starts tomorrow.
The Thai claimed his breakthrough victory on the Asian Tour in Singapore in 2015.
He has won twice this season, one on his domestic circuit in February and the other on the Japan Challenge Tour two weeks ago.
However, he has only made three cuts in nine starts to sit in 70th position on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit.
"My game is getting better. I'm hitting my irons better than I did in the first half of the season. This course is pretty short. You need to focus on your putting. If you can putt well, you will have more chances to make birdies.
"I feel good coming back here. I putted well here last year and gave myself a chance to go for the title. Hopefully, I can better that result this week.
"The season hasn't been so good for me on the Asian Tour actually. But winning the Japan Challenge Tour event a few months back gave me a lot of confidence.
"I had a couple of weeks off before coming here and I have been working on my short game and my fitness. I plan to play seven weeks in a row so I need to keep up the stamina."
A total of 156 players from 22 countries will be vying for top honours at the Sarawak Championship at the Damai Golf and Country Club.
Notable players in the field include Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe, India's Shiv Kapur, and Thailand's Jazz Janewattananon, Praydad Marksaeng, Prom Meesawat and Sadom Kaewkanjana, who became the first ever rookie to win in his first start on the Asian Tour at the Bangabandhu Cup Golf Open in April.