Queen’s Cup Tournament Tees-Off on Koh Samui

Five players from the top 10 of the current Asian Tour’s Order of Merit will tee off in today’s Queen’s Cup tournament at the Santiburi Samui Country Club on the tourist destination of Koh Samui, running from the 16th until the final hole on the 19th of June.Queen's Cup on Koh Samui from the 16th until the 19th of June

The Queen’s Cup is sponsored by Bangkok Airways, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club and co-sponsored by Bangkok Hospital Group, Airbus, BCLN, PTT, Samui Property Fund, Bangkok Bank, Thailand PGA, Bangkok Insurance, Sabre, Arecap and Hertz. 

Siddikur is one of the hottest players this season having achieved two top-three finishes and a tied eighth in India, Malaysia and Indonesia to lie in second place on the rankings chart. Last season he made history by becoming the first Bangladeshi to triumph on the Asian Tour.

sponsored by Bangkok Airways, Sports Authority of Thailand, Santiburi Samui Country Club and othersIndia’s 30-year-old Sujjan Singh will head to the Queen’s Cup knowing that his Tour Card for 2011 has been secured following a top-five finish in the co-sanctioned Avantha Masters in India. Ranked 10th, Prayad Marksaeng, known to his colleagues as the Beast of Samui will attract all eyes after several near misses in the past. He was tied sixth last year and finished third and second at the Bangkok Airways Tournament on Koh Samui.

Several other big names heading to the eighth leg of this season’s Asian Tour include Chinnarat Phadungsil of Thailand, winner of the Queen’s Cup in 2009, and Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan will defend the Queen’s Cup, one of three titles won last season on the Asian Tour.

This entry was posted in Golf Tournaments. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Queen’s Cup Tournament Tees-Off on Koh Samui

  1. The Queen’s Cup at the Santiburi Country Club on Koh Samui ended with local favourite Chawalit Plaphol claiming the Asian title on Sunday, ending a frustrating five-year Asian Tour drought with a unique Thai double. The 36-year-old led by one stroke overnight and produced a polished three-under-par 68 to beat countryman Prayad Marksaeng, who closed with a bogey-free 67, by two shots.

    • Queen’s Cup Victory for Easy-Going Thai National

      Chawalit Plaphol picked up the game when he was only 12 years of age and grew up playing golf in Chonburi with his cousin Thammanoon Srirot, who is also a proven champion in Asia. Has a classic golf swing, but has not been able to challenge for honours regularly until the last few years. Like most Thais, he is very laid back and personable in his demeanour.

      Chawalit ended a five-year title drought this season with a two-shot victory at the Queen’s Cup on his home soil of Thailand. It was also achieved at Santiburi Samui Country Club, the site of his last win in 2006 at the Bangkok Airways Open. Chawalit is one of the sweetest swingers on the Asian Tour having also won one title in Japan and humbly represented Thailand in the World Cup. In 2010, his best finish was seventh at the Iskandar Johor Open and was disappointed that he did not contend more regularly. Having turned pro in 1998, married with 2 children, he is now the proud champion of the Queen’s Cup earning US$47,550.00 for this fantastic event on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand.

Leave a Reply