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"Pro Plai" fights to win the Thai LPGA Vintage, the championship statistics for 4 weeks in a row

“Pro Plai” Patcharachuthar Kongkraphan, the number 1 swinger of the Thai LPGA Tour, fights until the play-off before winning the Trophy Step Of Winners, won the Central Group 8th Thai LPGA Championship 2022 at The Vintage Club, par 72, distance 6,498 yards, Samut Prakan Province, defeated “Pro Koi” Chonlada Chayanan, who tied after 54 holes with a total score of 10 under par 206, on Friday, August 5, 2022, made a record to win 2 consecutive championships in Thai LPGA Tour and the champion of the 4th consecutive program, Successfully received prize money a million baht.
Aug 6, 2022

Thailand Ladies Professional Golf Association organized this tournament to collect points for the Thai LPGA Tour Order of Merit, in the 8th field of this year, according to the 2022 competition program under the anti-virus measurements of Covid-19. Compete in stroke play for 3 days, 54 holes, during the day 3-5 August 2022, the champion receives 156,000 baht and the only trophy in the world Steps Of Winners from the glass-blowing art of artists by BG Glass Studio, supported by Sports Authority of Thailand, National Sports Development Fund, Muang Thai Insurance Public Company Limited, BG Container Glass Public Company Limited, Pathumthani Glass Industry Company Limited, Boon Rawd Trading Company Limited, Leonian (Thailand) Company Limited, Nikon Sales Thailand Company Limited, and The Vintage Club.

On Friday, August 3, 2022, in the final play of “Pro Plai” Patcharachutha Kongkraphan, a young golfer from Khon Kaen, finished the game by making 1 under par 71 from the results of 4 birdies and 3 bogeys making a total score of 10 under par 206 equal to “Pro Koi” Chonlada Chayanan, who made 5 under par 67 from 6 birdies 1 bogey, which including birdies at hole 18 until the championship is decided by a play-off hole by hole. This includes making a birdie on the 18th hole, until the championship is decided on the hole-to-hole play.

Playoff at hole 18, par 4, “Pro Plai” tee shot entered the middle of the fairway before the second shot came on, while “Pro Koi” hit the right side and crashed into a tree before fixing the right side of the fairway, chip came on 3 feet, give a chance for "Pro Pai" to make a championship putt from a distance of 15 feet to win this championship, receive a prize of 156,000 baht and the Steps Of Winner trophy from the glass-blowing art of artists by BG Glass Studio, and the second consecutive champion on the Thai LPGA Tour, while “Pro Koi” won 86,000 baht, and the best amateur golfer is Saranporn Ketsuwan from the work 4 under par 212.

This championship made “Pro Plai” Patcharajutar, a record of winning the championship for 4 weeks in a row, both from competing in the Thai LPGA Tour and the Thai W PGA, making her receive the prize money from all 4 champions, 1,047,000 baht, as well as holding the number 1 in the cumulative scores from both tours as well. The champion revealed after the game that “In the beginning, I was stressed because the wedges did not hit the target. In addition, the followers followed closely, before coming to focus and starting to concentrate more on the game. I'm glad that I was able to get through and control myself well. I'm impressed with the best second shot I've made this week. I would like to thank you for all your support and encouragement, provided this championship gives me the confidence to come back again.”

Third place belongs to Patamawadee Kittikok after scoring 3 under par 69 from the final round, a total of three days, 7 under par 209, with Anchisa Utama and Wanchana Phoruengrong from a total score of 6 under par 210, the prize for the best hitter of the day is a gift voucher, value 12,000 baht from Leonian (Thailand) Company Limited. The first round belonged to Patcharachuthar Kongkraphan from the work of 5 under par 67. The second round belonged to Kanyanat Sompong, scoring 6 under par 66. The final round belonged to Chonchiwa Wongrat and Chonlada Chayanan, scoring 5 under par 67, while the long hitter prize belonged to Patcharachutha Kongkraphan at 243 yards, and the Hole-in-One award goes to Sasikan Somboonsap from iron 7 at hole 8 from 145 yards. The award ceremony was honored by Mr. Kritsada Tanvilai, president of the Thailand Ladies Professional Golf Association, along with Piyawan Chirathivat, senior vice president of the Family Appfair Central Group and executive director of The Vintage Club, along with Worawit Boonprasert, competition director, participate in awarding prizes to golfers

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Summary of the competition

1. Patcharachuthar Kongkraphan 67-68-71 (206) -10 the prize money 156,000 baht (Play-off)

2. Chonlada Chayanan 70-69-67 (206) -10 the prize money 86,000 baht

3. Padmawadee Kittikanok 68-72-69 (209) -7 the prize money 65,000 baht

T4. Aunchisa Utama 73-69-68 (210) -6 the prize money 54,500 baht

T4. Wanchana Phorueangrong 69-70-71 (210) -6 the prize money 54,500 baht

6. Nanthikarn Raksachat 73-68-70 (211) -5 the prize money 45,000 baht

T7. Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-69-74 (212) -4 the prize money 38,000 baht

T7. Kusuma Meechai 68-73-71 (212) -4 the prize money 38,000 baht