Saturday, December 03, 2016

Doherty and Byrne lose ground in Thailand

Jack Doherty and James Byrne, the only Scots in the field at the Asian Development Tour's Thongchai Jaidee Foundation tournament at Hua Hin, Thailand, both lost ground with third-round scores of 74 and 76 respectively.
Doherty is tied 18th on two-over 218 while Byrne is joint 33rd on 220.
 Peradol Panyathanasedh of Thailand holed a huge birdie putt on the last hole to grab a three-shot lead 
The 27-year-old, searching for a first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title, sank a 45-foot putt on the 18th hole to end the day on three-under-par 69 at the award-winning Black Mountain Golf Club.
Kasidit Lepkurte of Thailand also shot a 69 to trail in second place while Chapchai Nirat (67), Pannakorn Uthaipas (70) and Udorn Duangdecha (72) are a further shot back at the four million Baht (approximately US$115,770) ADT event.
Malaysia’s Gavin Green, ranked second on the ADT Order of Merit, produced a 70 to sit in tied 13th place. He needs at least a fourth place finish this week to become the new Merit leader.
After changing his name from Varut Chomchalam over a year ago, Peradol has enjoyed better fortunes as he leads in the ADT Thongchai Jaidee Foundation on nine-under-par 207.
“My dad got sick (brain cancer) and we went to the temple for advice. The monk told us that our whole family must change our name for better luck and we did it. It is normal for Thai people to change their names,” said Peradol, who traded six birdies against three bogeys.
A two-time winner on the local Thai circuit, Peradol hopes to secure his career’s biggest victory in front of his idol and tournament host Thongchai Jaidee.
Par 216 (3x72)]
207 Peradol Panyathanasedh (Thai) 68 70 69
210 Kasidit Lepkurte (Thai) 71 70 69.

217 Jack Doherty 71 73 74 (T18)
220 James Byrne 74 70 76 (T33)



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