APHIBARNRAT Kiradech

Kiradech APHIBARNRAT

THA

Biography

ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
AttachmentSingha
Date of Birth:23/07/1989
Place of BirthBangkok, Thailand
Height & Weight5ft 8½in 16st 9lbs (172cm 106kg)
InterestsSports, racing cars
Web Sitewww.smgsport.com
Turned Pro2008
Qualifying School

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  • Paul Lawrie presents the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play trophy to Kiradech Aphibarnrat
  • Tournament host Paul Lawrie, winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Mike Loggie, the Chief Executive of Saltire Energy pose during the prize presentation
  • Kiradech Aphibarnrat - showing what it means to win a European Tour event

Biography

Produced a magnificent finish to the 2015 Shenzhen International to claim his second European Tour title, beating home favourite Li Hao-tong with a birdie at the first play-off hole after eagling the 17th in regulation play to tie the lead. Added another title in August that year at the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play, seeing off home favourite Marc Warren in the semi-finals before beating Swede Robert Karlsson one up in the final. Those victories helped put a difficult spell behind him, during which he suffered a loss of form following the death of his coach, Natpasit Chokthanasar, in December 2013. Claimed his first European Tour win at the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open in March 2013 as a Category 12 member, and immediately took up full membership. Posted a final round 70 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, where heavy storms forced the tournament to be reduced to 54 holes, to win by one shot from Edoardo Molinari. Turned professional in 2008 and won the following year, by a whopping 11 shots, at the Singha Pattaya Open on the Mercedes-Benz Tour. Claimed his maiden Asian Tour title at the 2011 SAIL Open. Nicknamed ‘Asia’s John Daly’ for his burly frame and go-for-broke style of play, he won his age group at the Junior World Golf Championships in 2003 and 2004. In 2007 he was on the gold medal team at the World University Games. Represented Thailand in the 2011 and 2013 World Cup of Golf. Was previously known as Anujit Hirunratanakorn, but his family decided to change his name for good luck.

Career RecordMore

European Tour Wins3
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
OWGR67
Race To Dubai13
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 386,168 (2015)

Teams

Professional World Cup 2011, 13 Royal Trophy 2012 (winners), 13 EURASIA CUP 2014

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