Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand Sport
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World  | Surf Report  | Predictions XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Ariya cruises to victory in Canada

GOLF: Thailand’s Ariya Jatunagarn won the US$2.25 million (B86.6mn) Canadian Pacific Open going away early this morning (Thailand time) with a four-shot victory over her nearest opponent.

Bangkok Post

Monday 29 August 2016, 09:47AM

Champion Ariya and her Canadian Pacific Open trophy are well guarded by two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, famous world wide as the Mounties. Photo: AFP
Champion Ariya and her Canadian Pacific Open trophy are well guarded by two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, famous world wide as the Mounties. Photo: AFP

It was Ariya’s fifth LPGA victory of a stunning year for the 20-year-old - and helped make up for her disappointment just nine days ago at being forced to withdraw from the Rio 2016 Olympics tournament with a knee injury that still was heavily taped and had her hobbling through the chilly Canadian event.

Bangkok’s “Nong May” grabbed the lead early for a wire-to-wire victory.

“I felt like I wanted to have fun and be happy on the course,” Ariya said immediately after the win. “No matter what’s going to happen, I can handle it ... I feel really happy with myself right now.”

After a late meltdown cost Ariya her first LPGA Tour victory in April in the major ANA Inspiration, she broke through in May with three consecutive victories. She won the Women’s British Open right before the Olympics, and made it two in a row on the tour in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

“My tee shots, pretty good all week,” she said. “My irons, getting a lot better in the last week or so.”

She carded a total score of 23 under par for the four-day tournament, including a six-under performance on the final day that concluded early today.

Next best were South Koreans Kim Sei-Young at 18 under par and Chun In-Gee at 17-under.

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017

The US$2.25 million tournament at the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club is the richest on the women’s tour. Ariya stands to win $337,500, about B11.7 million.

A 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole capped a 6-under 66 for the day and her four-stroke victory for the tournament.

Bundled up in a winter jacket between shots with the temperature hovering just above 10 degrees on the final overcast afternoon, the World No.2 matched the tournament record of 23 under set by So Yeon Ryu two years ago at London Hunt in Ontario.

She also tied the record mark for strokes of 265 set by Ryu and also accomplished by Lydia Ko in 2013 at the par-70 Royal Mayfair in Edmonton.

The long-hitting Ariya, blasting 2-iron and 3-wood shots off the driving holes on the tree-lined course, birdied the par-5 seventh and par-3 eighth to get to 19 under, then pulled away with birdies on the par-5 12th, par-4 14th, par-3 15th and par-5 18th.    

Read original story here.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Thai Immigration 90-day reporting service goes offline – again

A Phuket Immigration official, ...who declined to be named...? Why is that a thai government public spokesman not want to be named? Always so strang...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Pauly44: I agree with you! A real light rail track could be created at Patong, ( even as a tourist attraction) and I mean a local very light rail li...(Read More)

Phuket Police chief warns against breach of new Computer Act

wow, a fine of 200,000 thb for saying/publishing something what suppose to be free to do according international treaties signed by Thailand. Which T...(Read More)

Areas in Phuket Town to have water shut off tomorrow

So good public are informed in advance. And that is the way it suppose to be. Yesterday there were parts of Chalong without electricity from 09:15...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Phuket can't have its cake and eat it to, they MUST give back & come up with a long term solution to their transport problems which are deeply...(Read More)

Fingerprinting for SIMs made mandatory

Sir Burr, you are correct, 1984 is here and now. Every assault on our freedom is done under the guise of "security". This will not reduce th...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Anyone feels comfortable when police/army authorities 'believe' or 'hint'? To me, it is not professional, at least not in releasing s...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Discover Thainess: Of course we are not entirely sure. Not sure at all as long one can use a foreign SIM card in his phone. ( easy, even for thai i...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Many, many years ago, I drove often to Patong for dinner in small thai restaurants at Nanai Road, side soi's at Beach road. That were years you s...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Have I missed something here? Whilst I fully understand the govt wanting to have sims registered as they can be used in setting off IEDs, surely there...(Read More)

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.