Pornanong Phatlum Wins 2014 Hitachi Ladies Classic (TLPGA)

Pornanong Phatlum, 2014 Hitachi Classic winner (click to enlarge)

Pornanong Phatlum has been keeping herself busy since the end of the 2013 LPGA season. In December, she won the Ladies European Tour’s Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, besting Stacy Lewis by 1 shot. The diminutive Thai rising star then hopped over to the Taiwan LPGA to try to defend her title at the 2014 Hitachi Ladies Classic. Mission accomplished. There was little doubt as to who would emerge victorious as Waen led wire to wire, winning by 5 shots with a tournament record 8-under. While this field didn’t match the one Waen conquered at Dubai, a few names followers of the LPGA and JLPGA might recognize are Amy Hung (T5), Nontaya Srisawang (T5) and Lala Anai (T4). She takes home 2,500,000 Taiwan New Dollars, around 83,236 USD, for her win.

Waen gets showered (click to enlarge)

Obviously, winning on the LPGA is a different task than winning abroad, but Waen is at least proving herself capable of closing out tournaments. This is her third Hitachi Ladies Classic victory in four years (2011, 2013, 2014). She successfully battled 2012 LPGA Player of the Year Stacy Lewis to win in Dubai. Her 2012 HSBC Brazil Cup was unfortunately an unofficial LPGA event, so the quest for an official win on the biggest tour continues. It’s a great time for Thai women golfers. Moriya Jutanugarn goes into the 2014 LPGA season having won the 2013 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year. Her sister, Ariya Jutanugarn, who will focus on the LET in 2014 while trying to play a handful of LPGA events, might be the most talented female Thai golfer in the world. However, maybe Waen might have something to say about that. It will be interesting to see which of those three will be the first to win an official LPGA event.

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with low amateur, Cheng Ssu-Chia

No. Pos Player AM ToPar R1 R2 R3 Total Prize Money
1 1 Pornanong PHATLUM  -8 70 69 69 208 2500000.00
2 2 錢珮芸  -3 74 68 71 213 1200000.00
3 3 KIM, Min-Sun  -1 71 75 69 215 600000.00
4 4 ANAI, Lala  0 76 73 67 216 480000.00
5 T5 Nontaya SRISAWANG  +1 74 71 72 217 270000.00
6 T5 謝瑀玲  +1 71 75 71 217 270000.00
7 T5 徐薇淩  +1 73 72 72 217 270000.00
8 T5 姚宣榆  +1 74 69 74 217 270000.00
9 T5 洪晏瑀  +1 76 72 69 217 270000.00
10 T10 陳思涵  +3 74 72 73 219 154000.00
11 T10 李 旻  +3 72 72 75 219 154000.00
12 T10 程思嘉  (A) +3 73 74 72 219
13 T10 劉依貞-82  +3 73 75 71 219 154000.00
14 T10 Cyna RODRIGUEZ  +3 76 70 73 219 154000.00
15 T15 Titiya PLUCKSATAPORN  +4 75 75 70 220 119000.00
16 T15 Grace LEE  +4 72 74 74 220 119000.00
17 T17 葉欣寧  +5 76 74 71 221 91000.00
18 T17 郭艾榛  +5 75 73 73 221 91000.00
19 T17 SUH, Bo-Mi  +5 74 73 74 221 91000.00
20 T17 Tanaporn KONGKIATKRAI  +5 76 73 72 221 91000.00
21 T17 Walailak SATARAK  +5 74 74 73 221 91000.00
22 T22 SAKURAI, Yuki  +6 77 72 73 222 73500.00
23 T22 JEONG, Yun-Joo  +6 74 71 77 222 73500.00
24 T24 Tiffany TAVEE  +7 73 74 76 223 66000.00
25 T24 黃 靖 * (A) +7 79 73 71 223
26 T24 CHUNG, Ye-Na * +7 80 73 70 223 66000.00
27 T24 LEE, Chang-Hee  +7 73 76 74 223 66000.00
28 T28 黃玉珍 * +9 76 76 73 225 55000.00
29 T28 Porani CHUTICHAI * +9 77 76 72 225 55000.00
30 T28 KAWAMITSU, Hikari * +9 78 76 71 225 55000.00
31 T28 Saraporn CHAMCHOI * +9 78 76 71 225 55000.00
32 T28 ARASAKI, Yayoi * +9 76 78 71 225 55000.00
33 T28 Kaori OHE  +9 74 76 75 225 55000.00
34 T34 黃舒淮  +10 77 72 77 226 46500.00
35 T34 陳宇茹 * (A) +10 75 76 75 226
36 T34 潘彥伶 * +10 81 74 71 226 46500.00
37 T34 Narisara KERDRIT * +10 80 75 71 226 46500.00
38 T38 呂雅惠 * +11 78 75 74 227 42166.00
39 T38 YOKOYAMA, Tomoko * +11 78 74 75 227 42166.00
40 T38 Wichanee MEECHAI * +11 82 73 72 227 42166.00
41 T41 石惠如  +12 73 76 79 228 38000.00
42 T41 張瑄屏  +12 76 73 79 228 38000.00
43 T41 陳孟竺 * +12 76 75 77 228 38000.00
44 T41 陳敏柔 * (A) +12 76 76 76 228
45 T41 NAKAZAKI, Noriko * +12 75 78 75 228 38000.00
46 T41 蔡佩穎  +12 75 75 78 228 38000.00
47 T47 Pennapa PULSAWATH * +13 74 79 76 229 35000.00
48 T47 余珮琳 * +13 78 73 78 229 35000.00
49 T47 林子麒 * +13 78 74 77 229 35000.00
50 50 Kusuma MEECHAI * +14 84 69 77 230 34000.00
51 T51 Rungthiwa PANGJAN * +15 80 75 76 231 33000.00
52 T51 陳依妏 * +15 73 82 76 231 33000.00
53 T51 Connie CHEN * +15 77 76 78 231 33000.00
54 54 NAGAISHI, Mika * +17 75 78 80 233 32000.00
55 55 BAE, In-Ji * +21 78 73 86 237 31500.00

 

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