Prom shares title with best friend Chapchai in Thailand Mixed II

Prom shares title with best friend Chapchai in Thailand Mixed II
Prom Meesawat and Chapchai Nirat shared the winning trophy of the Bt 3 million Thailand Mixed presented by Trust Golf which was reduced to 54 holes due to COVID-19 protective measures by the government on Saturday.
Prom and Chapchai along with wonder girl Atthaya Thitikul were neck-and-neck at 15 under coming to the final hole at the Alpine Golf Resort in Lumphun as twilight was looming. While the 18-year-old Atthaya missed the greens and ended up by saving par, the two experienced men managed a birdie of their own to share equal lead again.

However, play was unable to continue due to bad light which prompted organisers to award dual victories to Prom and Chapchai. Each signed off with 16 under-par-210 and received the prize money of Bt281,250 apiece.
Round three was behind schedule as some round two actions were postponed to Saturday’s morning due to tropical shower on Friday. Besides, tournament director Wanchai Meechai had to lower play to only three rounds to follow the newly imposed policies by the National Community Communicable Disease Committee on the pandemic.
For Chapchai, he finally stemmed the long wait for title since winning the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation in Hua Hin five years ago.
“This is beyond my expectation,” said the 37-year-old from Phitsanulok. “I came here being out of shape to be honest because I haven’t played a lot of tournaments these days,” added Chapchai who hit a final round 66.
“Winning again really gives me a lot of confidence. This is the first time that I shared a title with another player which happens to be my best friend Prom. We go way back,” said Chapchai the four-time Asian Tour winner.

Of the three 53-hole leaders, Prom was the only one who enjoyed a bogey free day after shooting a 66.
“I couldn’t be happier to share this win with my close friend,” said Prom who at least secured a victory every year since 2019.
Atthaya missed another chance to win a Golf Trust Tour title after losing to Arpichaya Yubol in the Thailand Mixed I in February. The teenager however has been in formidable form by winning out of her latest six events.

The tournament, one of the TrustGolf Tour series in 2021, is organized by TrustGolf, the world’s technologically advanced golf training facility. Supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, the National Sports Development Fund, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Alpine Golf Club, B Grimm Company, Vietjet, and other sponsors, the event is orgainsed under new normal policy without an audience.