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Schwartzel lauds Thitiphun

2012-12-09 17:03

Chonburi - He may not be able to say his name but Charl Schwartzel certainly knows Thitiphun Chuayprakong's talent, tipping the 20-year-old for future glory after coming second at the Thailand Golf Championship.

Speaking after waltzing to victory at the Asian Tour event with an 11-shot win, the South African 2011 Masters winner praised the little known Thitiphun for hanging on to second place against a star-studded field in Chonburi.

"I can't pronounce his name... but the guy played well," a smiling Schwartzel said."He hits it very short and playing golf on this course the way he did, it was pretty phenomenal."

"I was impressed with what I saw and that he managed to grind out a score."

The pair played together for the final two days and although Thitiphun was unable to reel-in the masterful Schwartzel, he played well enough to secure joint-second with Masters champion Bubba Watson.

"I'm happy with my round but slightly disappointed I didn't finish second alone," Thitiphun said after posting a 70, which left him on 14-under overall.

"I'm going to play with more confidence now... this will be an inspiration for me because I want to win on the Asian Tour."

AFP

Comments
  • erich.goosen - 2012-12-09 17:40

    Congrats Charl - you played 4 rounds of exceptional golf and your total for the 4 days must be close to a new record.

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