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Boonchu Ruangkit

Dawes swings record

Jason Dawes watches his tee shot at the 18th during the third round of the Philippine Open in Manila yesterday. The Australian smashed the course record with a sizzling nine-under-par 62 to lead the tournament by one stroke from Thailand's Boonchu Ruangkit.

Sunday, 22 May, 2005, 12:00am

'Baby' of team stands up to be counted

The 'baby' of the team and the least known - until yesterday - had the glory of sinking the winning putt. Angelo Que, a 27-year-old Filipino, had trouble believing his change of fortunes after starring on day two.

And he was even more incredulous yesterday after sinking a 15-foot putt for par at the last hole to beat veteran Hideki Kase.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Asia's 'fab five' keen to make their mark

The 'fab five' rookies in the Asia team for the Visa Dynasty Cup defence against Japan are confident they can play key roles in the much-anticipated clash this week.

11 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Prom out to follow in father's footsteps with Thai victory

Youngster watched dad Suthep win in 1991 and now eyes top prize himself

Rising star Prom Meesawat hopes to emulate his father by winning the US$500,000 Thailand Open, which begins at the spectacular Blue Canyon Country Club today.

3 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Boonchu out to deny Thongchai after seizing second-round lead in Yangon

Thai veteran Boonchu Ruangkit fired a second successive four-under-par 68 in the 10th Myanmar Open yesterday as he looks to prevent in-form compatriot Thongchai Jaidee from scoring back-to-back wins.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Defending champion Thongchai eyes Yangon route to Augusta

The Myanmar Open celebrates its 10th anniversary today and Thai star Thongchai Jaidee could well make it a memorable one.

The Asian Tour number one headlines this week's field fresh from his successful title defence of the Carlsberg Malaysian Open on Sunday and will shoot for another slice of golfing history at Yangon Golf Club.

24 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Thai Open moves to Phuket in bid to revive tourism

The Thai Airways International Thailand Open would be staged at Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket in March to aid the resort island's recovery following the tsunami tragedy, the Asian Tour announced yesterday.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Six of the best

Indian stalwart Jyoti Randhawa (pictured below) will lead a strong Asian Tour contingent in the battle of continents. Asia's number one in 2002 is among six players from the top-10 of the Asian Tour Order of Merit who will be competing at Silport.

25 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

A new year brings fresh hope for amateurs and pros alike

With each New Year comes fresh hope for golfers everywhere.

Hence the waves of optimism emanating from the estimated millions who play the game in Asia as to what lies ahead for them on the region's winding fairways in 1999.

4 Jan 1999 - 12:00am


1. Kang Wook-soon (Korea) US$150,771 2. Ed Fryatt (England) $139,447 3. Shaun Micheel (USA) $124,502 4. Chris Williams (England) $124,043 5. Nico Van Rensburg (RSA) $89,368 6. Jerry Smith (USA) $87,541 7. Boonchu Ruangkit (Thailand) $83,534 8. Lu Wen-teh (Taiwan) $73,216 9. Gerry Norquist (USA) $69,403 10. Hendrik Buhrmann (RSA) $65,762

9 Dec 1998 - 12:00am