Ladies European Thailand Championship R4

Thitikul wins second Thai title

June 20-23
Phoenix Golf Golf & Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
€300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Thai amateur star Atthaya Thitikul has won the Ladies European Thailand Championship for the second time in three years.

Ladies European Thailand Championship R4 - Atthaya Thitikul wins for the second time in three years
© Ladies European Tour

The 16-year-old finished with a five-under-par 67 on a weather-interrupted final day to win by five shots from Esther Henseleit.

Thitikul’s triumph at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club two years ago aged 14 years, four months and three days made her the youngest known winner of a professional golf tournament.

She backed up that success with a phenomenal performance at the same venue, posting rounds of 69, 67, 63 (a course record) and 67 for a winning total of 266, 22-under-par.

At 16 years, four months and three days, the No 5 ranked amateur in the world is the youngest player to win two Ladies European Tour titles and the most exciting prospect in women’s golf since Lydia Ko, who had won four professional titles by the same age.


“It feels unreal,” said Thitikul, who was undistracted by a three-hour weather delay due to storms in the middle of her round. “I’m really pleased with all the things I’ve done in this tournament. The last time I had a bogey was in round two. I just put the ball where I wanted it. Since I won two years ago I’ve kept working hard and I’ve grown in confidence. Today I didn’t actually sing a song to myself, I was just talking with my caddie.”

German rookie Henseleit shot a final round of eight-under-par 64 and as Thitikul is still an amateur, she collected the winner’s cheque for 45,000 euros, moving to second on the LET order of merit although she said that she would have preferred a trophy.

“This is my third second place this year and of course I would love a victory, but Atthaya played so well and she deserves this trophy.”

Germany’s Olivia Cowan finished third, with Norwegians Marianne Skarpnord and Tonje Daffinrud tied for fourth place. Hannah Burke, Beth Allen and Nattagate Nimitpongkul were joint sixth and Carmen Alonso tied for ninth with Chorphaka Jaengkit.

Thitikul’s second win in the tournament will renew the question of when she will turn professional, but with her second LET title, she will once again qualify for the Evian Championship and the AIG Women’s British Open, which means that European fans will get to see her perform in next month’s majors.


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Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Atthaya Thitikul (THA) (a)
-22
69
67
63
67
266
Amateur
2
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-17
70
68
69
64
271
45,000.00
3
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-11
68
72
67
70
277
27,000.00
4
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-9
71
70
69
69
279
15,750.00
4
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-9
73
69
68
69
279
15,750.00
6
Hannah Burke (ENG)
-8
75
69
70
66
280
9,500.00
6
Nattagate Nimitpongkul (THA)
-8
75
70
67
68
280
9,500.00
6
Beth Allen (USA)
-8
69
71
70
70
280
9,500.00
9
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-5
71
69
73
70
283
7,350.00
9
Chorphaka Jaengkit (THA)
-5
75
71
66
71
283
7,350.00
11
Parinda Phokan (THA)
-4
71
74
71
68
284
6,750.00
11
Chonlada Chayanun (THA)
-4
73
71
70
70
284
6,750.00
13
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-3
72
72
72
69
285
5,700.00
13
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-3
69
73
73
70
285
5,700.00
13
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-3
67
74
72
72
285
5,700.00
13
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-3
72
71
70
72
285
5,700.00
13
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
-3
69
74
70
72
285
5,700.00
18
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
-2
76
72
68
70
286
4,800.00
18
Pannapa Polnamin (THA)
-2
71
74
70
71
286
4,800.00
18
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-2
73
70
71
72
286
4,800.00
21
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
-1
71
77
71
68
287
4,200.00
21
Chakansim Kamborn (THA)
-1
71
73
74
69
287
4,200.00
21
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-1
72
72
74
69
287
4,200.00
21
Filippa Moork (SWE)
-1
70
71
74
72
287
4,200.00
21
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
-1
71
73
71
72
287
4,200.00
26
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
Par
72
70
74
72
288
3,530.00
26
Manon De Roey (BEL)
Par
72
70
73
73
288
3,530.00
26
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
Par
73
68
72
75
288
3,530.00
29
Phannarai Meesom-Us (THA) (a)
1
71
75
74
69
289
Amateur
29
Carly Booth (SCO)
1
70
74
75
70
289
2,790.00
29
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
1
71
75
73
70
289
2,790.00
29
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
1
75
72
72
70
289
2,790.00
29
Aunchisa Utama (THA)
1
76
70
72
71
289
2,790.00
29
Dolnapa Phudthipinij (THA)
1
77
71
70
71
289
2,790.00
29
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
1
72
70
75
72
289
2,790.00
29
Kultida Pramphun (THA)
1
69
75
73
72
289
2,790.00
29
Renuka Suksukont (THA)
1
73
69
73
74
289
2,790.00
29
Trichat Cheenglab (THA)
1
72
75
68
74
289
2,790.00
39
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
2
72
73
74
71
290
2,154.00
39
Liz Young (ENG)
2
70
72
75
73
290
2,154.00
39
Pitsaon Chaichompoo (THA)
2
72
72
73
73
290
2,154.00
39
Becky Morgan (WAL)
2
72
74
71
73
290
2,154.00
39
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
2
69
72
73
76
290
2,154.00
44
Chayanit Wangmahaporn (THA) (a)
3
74
73
73
71
291
Amateur
44
Michele Thomson (SCO)
3
73
74
72
72
291
1,800.00
44
Kusuma Meechai (THA)
3
72
72
72
75
291
1,800.00
44
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
3
72
72
72
75
291
1,800.00
48
Sarunchana Rattansin (THA) (a)
4
77
70
75
70
292
Amateur
48
Elia Folch (ESP)
4
73
75
74
70
292
1,560.00
48
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
71
75
74
72
292
1,560.00
48
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
4
71
77
71
73
292
1,560.00
48
Ching-Ling Chang (TPE)
4
74
69
75
74
292
1,560.00
48
Tvesa Malik (IND)
4
75
73
69
75
292
1,560.00
54
Ornnicha Konsunthea (THA)
5
74
72
77
70
293
1,290.00
54
Arpichaya Yubol (THA)
5
72
73
76
72
293
1,290.00
54
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
5
71
74
73
75
293
1,290.00
54
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
5
72
75
71
75
293
1,290.00
58
Chalisa Limpipolpaibul (THA)
6
74
73
73
74
294
1,110.00
58
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (THA)
6
73
74
72
75
294
1,110.00
60
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
7
77
71
71
76
295
1,020.00
61
Hyun Ju Yoo (KOR)
8
75
73
78
70
296
900
61
Nattapan Siritrai (THA)
8
78
70
75
73
296
900
61
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
8
70
75
77
74
296
900
61
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
8
74
71
77
74
296
900
61
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
8
74
73
75
74
296
900
61
Astha Madan (IND)
8
77
68
76
75
296
900
61
Silvia Banon (ESP)
8
75
72
74
75
296
900
CUT
70
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
5
75
74
149
70
Krista Bakker (FIN)
5
73
76
149
70
Mookharin Ladgratok (THA)
5
76
73
149
70
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
5
76
73
149
70
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
5
76
73
149
70
Narisara Kerdrit (THA)
5
73
76
149
70
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
5
73
76
149
70
Kamonwan Lueamsri (THA)
5
76
73
149
78
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
6
79
71
150
78
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
6
76
74
150
78
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
6
74
76
150
78
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
6
73
77
150
78
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
6
80
70
150
78
Sian Evans (ENG)
6
77
73
150
78
Manon Gidali (FRA)
6
74
76
150
78
Trish Johnson (ENG)
6
75
75
150
78
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
6
75
75
150
87
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
7
77
74
151
87
Manon Molle (FRA)
7
73
78
151
87
Cristawan Rungruang (THA)
7
76
75
151
87
Chatprapa Siriprakob (THA)
7
79
72
151
87
Amy Walsh (AUS)
7
75
76
151
87
Chommapat Pongthanarak (THA)
7
73
78
151
87
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
7
74
77
151
87
Wad Phaewchimplee (THA)
7
76
75
151
87
Saraporn Chamchoi (THA)
7
74
77
151
87
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
7
78
73
151
87
Waralee Atcharerk (THA)
7
76
75
151
98
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
8
79
73
152
98
Eun Gyeom Hong (KOR)
8
80
72
152
98
Wannasiri Sirisampant (THA)
8
75
77
152
98
Chanokhan Angurasaranee (THA) (a)
8
78
74
152
Amateur
98
Dussavi Soopimjit (THA)
8
79
73
152
98
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
8
77
75
152
98
Ornniti Jullasigkee (THA)
8
77
75
152
98
Goonlacha Paiboonpong (THA)
8
77
75
152
98
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
78
74
152
107
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
9
73
80
153
107
Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro (THA)
9
80
73
153
107
Sarah Schober (AUT)
9
77
76
153
107
Justine Dreher (FRA)
9
79
74
153
107
Lydia Hall (WAL)
9
80
73
153
112
Sitanart Singhanart (THA)
10
77
77
154
112
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
10
79
75
154
114
Preenaphan Poomklay (THA)
11
80
75
155
114
Samaporn Khangkhun (THA)
11
81
74
155
114
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
11
76
79
155
117
Jidapha Phongthanachalitkun (THA)
12
81
75
156
117
Pattaraporn Mounchoo (THA)
12
77
79
156
117
Ana Menendez (MEX)
12
77
79
156
120
Chai-Wen Tai (TPE)
14
80
78
158
120
Ploy Hiranrak (THA)
14
84
74
158
120
Peerada Piddon (THA)
14
81
77
158
123
Manuschaya Zeemakorn (THA)
15
76
83
159
124
Alisara Wedchakama (THA)
17
80
81
161
125
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
19
83
80
163
126
Babe Liu (TPE)
*
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DSQ