Teen prodigy Chanettee Wannsaen continued her domination on the Thailand TrustGolf Tour following a four-shot victory over Sangchai Kaewcharoen in the final round of the Bt3 million Thailand Mixed hosted by TrustGolf at Rayong Green Valley Country Club on Sunday.
Despite an inconsistent play that led to four birdies against four bogeys, the 18-year-old girl, thanks to a nine-shot advantage at the start of the round, shot a final 71 and a total 15 under-par-269 to claim her third straight Thailand Mixed title this season.
“I was so proud of myself to win for the third time. It was quite a challenging day as I didn’t make as many putts as I would want to,” said Chanettee who has won five titles since January.
Her Thailand Mixed hat-trick win was achieved within a week after she celebrated her fourth crown of the year in the Thai LPGA Tour event at Laem Chabang International Country Club last Sunday. Prior to that, she won the first two Thailand Mixed series in Cha-Am, Hat Yai, and the LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers in Pattaya.
As the current leader on the Thailand TrustGolf Tour Order of Merits, Chanettee and No 2 Arpichaya Yubol, as No 2, will earn their births into the TrustGolf Women’s Scottish Open scheduled between July 28-31 at the Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland. Chanette hopes to make the cut after failing to advance to the weekend rounds last year.
“The course is totally different from courses in Thailand. I really want to go back there to gain experience one more time and hope to make amends,” said Chanettee from Chiang Mai.
2021 Thailand PGA Tour No 1 Sangchai rallied from nine shots behind to reduce the gap to just three coming to the final hole. But it was to late for him to turn the situation around as he had to settle at second with a final 66 on 11 under-par-273.
“I was trying to give it a fight but Chanettee but she was too good. At least, I reached my goal by hitting under par on the final day,” said Sangchai after his best finish on the TrustGolf Tour.
Coming at lone third on 278 was 2021 All Thailand Golf Tour Rookie of the Year winner Denwit David Boriboonsub who carded a final 70.
Former champion Arpichaya signed off with a 71 on three under-par-281 to take the fifth position which propelled her to second place on the Order of Merits standing, earning her a slot in the Scottish Open.
“It’s my goal to win that second ticket as Chanettee already secured the first one. I’m excited to play at the Dundonald Links. I must be well prepared for a link course. I need to practice how to hit the ball straight and play under strong winds,” she said.
TrustGolf, an indoor training center with advanced technology, has supported international tournaments including the “TrustGolf Women Scottish Open”, a Ladies European Tour co-sanctioned with the LPGA Tour event between 2021-and 2025. A great number of world-leading golfers signed up for the event which helped promote a good image for Thailand. Moreover, Thai female players, under the support of TrustGolf, were given the opportunity to compete in the European event.
Between 2020-and 2021, apart from five Thailand Mixed series hosted by TrustGolf, TrustGolf Tour also organized the TrustGolf Amateur Qualifier 2021 which selected players to compete in the IMG Academy Juniors World (San Diego and Florida Challenge) and the Men’s and Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific. In 2022, TrustGolf will host a total of five Thailand Mixed hosted by TrustGolf events (with a total of Bt17 million prize money). TrustGolf also organized two TrustGolf Asian Mixed events, tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Ladies European Tour, and TrustGolf Tour (overall prize money of US$1.5 million prize money) at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside in April. Furthermore, there will be the TrustGolf Link Series which will serve up as the Access Series for Ladies European Tour which also includes the TrustGolf Scottish Open (US$2 million prize money).
The Thailand Mixed is organized by TrustGolf, an indoor training center with advanced technology. It is supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, the National Sports Development Fund, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Bangkok Bank, B.Grimm Company, Bond Holdings, AISPLAY, Bridgestone, Trust Pharmacy, Trust Live Streaming, Adidas Golf, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration and Rayong Green Valley Country Club in Rayong.