2017 Kaohsiung Entrepreneur Association Ladies Open: Thai’s Results

On November 29 to December 1 at Pingtung, Taiwan -The native player,Tsai Pei Ying  won with 4 strokes gap at Sunwoodlake Golf Club.

Despite the championship, our Thai ladies did pretty well by staying around the top and even lead in rounds. Such as Ploychompoo Wilairungreung co-lead in opening round. In the second round, Nattagate Nimitpongkul solo lead.

Opening Round:

‘Taiwan’s Tsai Pei Ying (蔡佩穎) and Thai native Ploychompoo Wilairungreung both returned opening-round 5-under 67s on Wednesday to sit atop the leaderboard at the TLPGA Tour’s Kaohsiung Entrepreneur Association Ladies Open.

[…] Co-leader Wilairungreung, holding a title already this year at the Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open, made six birdies and one bogey to turn in a 33-34 first-round 67. She hit 13 greens in regulation, needing only 26 putts overall and converting six of them on birdie tries, which included two longer ones on the 9th and 16th from more than 20 feet away.

Ploychompoo Wilairungrueng

This is the fourth year on the professional tour for the 21-year-old Wilairungreung. The win at the Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open was her second victory after winning on the China LPGA Tour.“The toughest part today for me is the greens. The grass is quite slow to my liking. I was trying really hard to get into the groove,” said Wilairungreung.’


Apart from the 55 local Taiwanese women (11 amateurs and juniors included), a strong list comprised of 94 players representing eight countries has assembled, with Thailand sending its 24 elites, second most among the participating nations, alongside China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States.’

 TLPGA Official Website (1)

Second Round

‘Thai youngster Nattagate Nimitpongkul used a low-round 67 on Thursday to move atop the leaderboard, sharing the place with Taiwan’s Chen Yu Ju (陳宇茹) (68) at an 8-under 136 after the second round of Kaohsiung Entrepreneur Association Ladies Open.


Nattagate Nimitpongkul

An almost flawless putting display boosted Thailand’s Nimitpongkul into winning position. She used an impressive 24 putts, including two 21-footers on 7th and 13th, to wrap up the day with five birdies in the pocket, no bogey, contributing to a low-round 67.

“I’ve been working pretty hard,” said Nimitpongkul, whose recent intensive training program, with running regimen combined, lasts six to seven hours a day and six days a week. “It’s been pretty tough, but it’s satisfying to see the transformation. I’m looking forward to the final round.”

Nimitpongkul turned pro at the age of just 15. Now 21, the just-graduated mostly plays on her home Tour as well as the tournaments in China. The best previous showing on the TLPGA Tour for Nimitpongkul was a T5 at the Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open this year.


Japan LPGA member Tsai Pei Ying (蔡佩穎) (71), amateur Chang Ching Ling (張靖翎) (70) and Thailand’s Saranporn Langkulgasettrin (69) are in a three-way tie for fourth at 138. Another shot adrift is a Thai trio of Wanchana Poruangrong (69), Chonlada Chayanun (69) and first-round leader Ploychompoo Wilairungrueng (72).’

TLPGA Official Website (2)

In the final, 17 players made into cut. In top 10, Thai dominant with 6 ranked and the rest are natives. The highest rank is runner-up with nine under-par 207 by Saranporn Langkulgasettrin (69-69-69) and Wanchana Poruangrong (70-69-68).

Saranporn Langkulgasettrin

Wanchana P.