Thai golfer leads first round

May, 13/2022 - 16:01
Golfer Weerawish Narkprachar of Thailand led the first round of the men’s individual category at the SEA Games 31 on Friday.

 

Golfer Weerawish Narkprachar of Thailand competes in the first round of the men’s individual category on Friday. VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng

Thanh Nga

HÀ NỘI — Golfer Weerawish Narkprachar of Thailand led the first round of the men’s individual category on May 13.

The 18-hole event was held at the Heron Lake Golf Course & Resort in Vĩnh Yên City, Vĩnh Phúc Province.

The Thai golfer took the lead with 4 under par. Hiroshi Hirahara Tai of Singapore came second (-3), and Pongsapak Laopakdee of Thailand and Indonesian Amadeus Christian Susanto were joint third (-2).

Vietnamese representative Nguyễn Anh Minh finished the round 1 under, alongside Ervin Chang of Singapore and Ratchanon Chantananuwat of Thailand.

On the women’s side, two Thai players, Natthakritta Vongtaveelap and Eila Galitsky, are leading the first round both scoring 5 under par.

Vongtaveelap is one of the best golfers in Thailand. The 20-year-old golfer is world No 79. She is the athlete with the second-best world ranking at this year’s Games.

The athlete with the highest ranking is currently 18-year-old Malaysian female golfer Jeneath Wong (No 64).

The golf will last until May 18 with the participation of 55 athletes.

There are 17 referees managing the golf event, including 12 Vietnamese officials, the rest are from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Cambodia.