Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn returning to course where it all began

Ariya Jutanugarn, former world number 1 is preparing to compete in Thailand again this weekend in the $1.6- million LPGA Thailand tournament held at Pattaya’s Siam Country Club on the Old Course which holds bittersweet memories for the golfing pro.

At just age 11 Ariya qualified for the event in 2007 becoming the youngest woman ever to play in an LPGA event, she has never missed Thailand’s number one women’s tournament ever since.

In 2013 she almost managed to win the tournament and the chance to become the first Thai woman to win the tournament heading into the final who two strokes in front of South Koreas Inbee Park but a triple-bogey on the final hole meant she had to settle for second place.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn returning to course where it all began

This year will be Ariya’s 11th attempt at winning the tournament and now with seven LPGA tour wins to her name she will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time.

The 22-year-old finished in 7th place in the Women’s Australian Open last week and said “I’m always excited every time I come back to play at home.”

The tournament begins tomorrow and Ariya will compete along with five other Thai women.

Let’s hope 2018 is her year to lift the trophy.

Source : Thenation

Content : LovePattayaThailand


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