Kiradech Wants One Better

21 year old former world junior champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat will be looking to go one better at the upcoming Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters, the tournament in which he was beaten by Australian Rick Kulackz last year.

With a strong field lining up to play at the Seri Selangor Golf Club Aphibarnrat is looking to take his first Asian Tour win after a number of disappointments late in recent competitions.

In the last twelve months Kiradech has led into the final round of no fewer than three tournaments only to see others take the spoils. Kulackz won at Selangor by one shot last year after a final round of 63, a score that equaled the course record.

Thai Kiradech expressed his desire to take a much overdue victory, explaining:

“I want to find my first win on the Asian Tour. I have played some good golf and I think it’s time for me to win. I’ll have to keep at it to give myself chances. My form is not 100 percent but I’ll do my best,”

My putting has often let me down in the last round. I think I have felt the pressure on the back nine and missed some short putts. The feeling is getting better through each experience. Last year, I played a good final round but Rick played a great round. You’ve got to get lucky to win on the Asian Tour. I also played well in the Malaysian Open. It’s very difficult to win out here.”

In the Maybank Malaysian Open in March Kiradech again entered the final round in the lead – jointly this time – only to come home in third position. With many of the Asian Tour’s top players lining up to take the title it is down to the young Thai to produce his best form this time.