Sunday, 1 June 2014

Thai the winner again -PGM Tour’s Melaka Championship

Thai the winner again -PGM Tour’s Melaka Championship

Gunn Charoenkul (THA) Gunn  smiling with the prize and trophy

JOINT over-night leader Gunn Charoenkul won his second title of the year when he secured the PGM Tour’s Melaka Championship by three strokes at Ayer Keroh Country Club today.

The 22-year-old lad from the Bangkok area won the RM170,000 event with a seven-under-par 281 total and it was reinforcement of his growing reputation that was also bolstered by a victory on the Thailand Tour earlier this season.

In a tie for the lead with the Thai after the third round of the event co-sanctioned with the Asean PGA Tour, Malaysia’s Iylia Jamil finished with a round of 71 and a four-under 284 total in second place. 
Gunn Charoenkul (THA) 

Mohd Iylia Jamil (MAS)
Gunn, whose game looked solid all week and led the tournament or had a share of the lead – his second round blip of 74 – said after receiving the trophy and the winner’s cheque that the victory was a special one for him.

“This is the first time that I have won as a pro outside Thailand, so it means a lot to me and is very special.”

He added that he got a lot of support and inspiration from his family and some of Thailand’s top players, and wanted to share this win with them.

“My family is always behind me and spurring me on, and some of the top players too, so I am happy to have won here and hope that it makes them happy too.”

Turning to his game, Gunn said he continues to work hard at improving and that this triumph would help him try to do even better.

“We (pros) all aspire to be like our country’s top players and this sort of tournament can help me move in that direction, I hope,” said the humble lad.

Hitting a target is in the mind-Sense of direction sense of pace        the inner feel that make body work
Noting that the course was in good condition, despite its tricky greens and it being a wet week, Gunn added that the tournament was well-organised and that he looked forward to returning to Malaysia to play more events after winningRM28,900/=.

Airil Rizman (MAS) 

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