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Kwanchai Tannin will be going up against countryman Namchok Tantipokhakul and other Merit list players in the PGM-Asean PGA Negri Sembilan Masters starting Wednesday.
PETALING JAYA: Thailand’s Kwanchai Tannin, ranked first on the Asean PGA Tour Order of Merit, heads a stellar field at the PGM-Asean PGA Negri Sembilan Masters starting Wednesday.
His countryman Namchok Tantipokhakul, second on the Merit list, and Singaporean Mardan Mamat, a winner already this year in Malaysia, are also competing in the US$60,000 (RM190,000) tournament at the Seremban International Golf Club.
The event is the eighth leg on the 2013 Asean PGA Tour and the third to be jointly sanctioned with the PGM Tour.
Kwanchai is looking for his second win of the season having claimed the Singha Pattaya Open in April.
He currently leads the Merit list with earnings of US$24,748 (RM79,193), while Namchok, winner of the Luang Prabang Laos Open, boasts winnings of US$22,603 (RM78,500).
No doubt many will rate Mardan’s chances. The experienced campaigner marched to a convincing victory in the PGM-Asean PGA A’Famosa Masters in May.
Mardan is in eighth position on the Merit list with in fact seven out of the top-10 competing including Thailand’s Ratchapol Jantavara (fourth), Malaysian Khor Kheng Hwai (sixth), Mars Pucay (ninth) from the Philippines and Thailand’s Sattaya Supupramai (10th).
Competitors will be aiming to do well in order to gain entry into the season-ending Sabah Masters to be played from Jan 8-11 at Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.
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