April 22, 2017: Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand will aim for a second Asian Tour title when he heads to the US$300,000 Yeangder Heritage next week.
The talented Thai will draw confidence from his victory at the National Golf Country Club when he defeated home favourite Lin Wen-tang for his fifth Asian Development Tour (ADT) title last year.
The Yeangder Heritage is the first tournament to be upgraded from ADT to an Asian Tour event and Pavit is excited to challenge for a second title on the region’s premier Tour after his breakthrough in Macao last year.
“I finished with three birdies to join the play-off with Lin Wen-tang. I have very good memories there. It was good fun playing with Lin but on the last hole, I could see that he was getting tired because we had to walk up the hill. So I had a big of advantage,” he smiled.
The 28-year-old Thai, who finished tied 11th in the season-opening event in Singapore, is determined to return to winning ways by taking advantage of his course knowledge at National Golf.
“My game feels good after I took a few weeks off to work on it. I think it is shaping up nicely for next week so I’m feeling confident. I’ve won on the course before and with my course knowledge, I expect to do well,” said Pavit.
He will feature in the event alongside Gavin Green of Malaysia, ranked fourth on the Order of Merit, Indian rising star Shubhankar Sharma, Thailand’s Danthai Boonma and Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman.
Rashid Khan of India, a two-time Asian Tour winner, Danny Chia of Malaysia, Mardan Mamat of Singapore, Javi Colomo of Spain and home favourite Lin will also be among the elite field next week.
Multiple Asian Tour champion Lu Wei-chih of Chinese Taipei will spearhead the local challenge next week with Hung Chien-yao, Lu Wen-teh, Hsieh Chi-hsien, Lee Chieh-po and Lien Lu-sen.