Kiradech Aphibarnrat

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 24)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour2
Other1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2013
PGA ChampionshipT25: 2013
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2013
 
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Kiradech Aphibarnrat
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 24)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour2
Other1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2013
PGA ChampionshipT25: 2013
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2013

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (born 23 July 1989), also known as Anujit Hirunratanakorn[1] is a Thai professional golfer.

Aphibarnrat 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.

Aphibarnrat turned professional in 2008 and began playing on the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour in 2009. Aphibarnrat's first professional victory came in 2009 at the Mercedes-Benz Tour's Singha Pattaya Open. He won in dominating fashion when he took home the championship by 11 strokes. The win garnered the 19 year old 50,000 U.S. dollars. He won his first Asian Tour event at the 2011 SAIL Open.[2]

Aphibarnrat would earn his maiden victory on the European Tour at the Maybank Malaysian Open in March 2013. The event was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, thus giving him a second win on that tour. The event was also shortened to 54 holes due to thunderstorms, Aphibarnrat would defeat Edoardo Molinari by a single stroke.

Aphibarnrat is sometimes referred to as "Asia's John Daly" comparing his "unathletic" physique to the similarly large body type of two-time major championship winner John Daly.[citation needed]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
124 Mar 2013Maybank Malaysian Open*1–13 (65-68-70=203)1 strokeItaly Edoardo Molinari

* Note: The 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.
1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning ScoreMargin of
Victory
Runner-up
125 Mar 2011SAIL Open–16 (68-67-69-68=272)1 strokeBangladesh Mohammad Siddikur
224 Mar 2013Maybank Malaysian Open*1–13 (65-68-70=203)1 strokeItaly Edoardo Molinari

* Note: The 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.
1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
15 Apr 2009Singha Pattaya Open–23 (68-65-61-67=261)11 strokesPhilippines Antonio Lascuna

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament2013
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT
PGA ChampionshipT25

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances[edit]

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