17 February 2019: Asian Tour Release
Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond is ready to prove his worth as he advanced to Sunday’s six-hole match play knockout rounds after carding a four-under-par 68 in the third round of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth on Saturday. Indians Gaganjeet Bhullar and SSP Chawrasia played some scintillating golf through the week, especially so on Saturday, but missed out after ending the third round at T26 and T41 respectively.
Despite missing out on a top-eight position where the seeded players will receive a bye into the last 16, the three-time Asian Tour winner is in a relaxed mood ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Australia’s Steven Jeffress at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
The 23-year-old posted a three-day total of seven-under-par 209 to end the day three shots back of Sweden’s Per Langfors, who returned with a 64 to emerge as the 54-hole stroke play leader.
Panuphol Pittayarat, who took a share of the overnight lead, left it late to seal his place in Sunday’s match play rounds after signing for a 74.
The Thai was among the 11 players vying for one of the last 10 spots in the play-offs and safely punched his ticket with a par that will see him go head-to-head with England’s Ben Evans in the first knockout rounds on Sunday.
Zimbabwean Scott Vincent will also take on Wade Ormsby of Australia in the first round after a par at the first play-off hole confirmed his place as one of the top-24 players.
Did you know?
- Jazz Janewattananond will be making his first Sunday appearance at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. He missed the cut in his previous two attempts.
- Panuphol Pittayarat enjoyed his first top-10 this season when he finished tied-ninth at the Asian Tour season-opening event in Singapore.
- He is playing in his ninth season on the Asian Tour and has won twice.
- Scott Vincent is the first Zimbabwean to play on the Asian Tour. Although he has yet to win on the Asian Tour, he posted nine top-10s to finish the 2018 season in fifth place on the Order of Merit.
- A$50,000 in prize money will be allocated to the top three players after 54 holes. First place (A$25,000), Second place (A$15,000), Third place (A$10,000).
- The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth format sees the top 24 players after three rounds of stroke-play progressing to the six-hole knockout match play on the fourth and final round on Sunday, with the top eight receiving a bye into the second round.
- The remaining 16 players will be randomly paired and will play the first round of knockout matchplay.
- Knockout matches on Sunday will be played on the 10th hole (par four), 11th hole (par five), 13th hole (par four), 14th hole (par four), 12th hole (par three), 18th hole (par four).
- Any matches tied after six holes will proceed to the “knockout hole” where a hole-by-hole play-off will be used to determine the winner.
- The knockout hole utilises the 18th green played from a new tee box located 80-90m from the green.