Prom Meesawat, from Thailand, finished round three of stroke-play in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth to finish as the top qualifier for the match-play rounds on Sunday at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Prom qualified for the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth match-play rounds with a third round -5 under 67, and 54 hole stoke-play score of -12 under par. He will join that competition in the second round of six hole play, joined by the other seven players who gained a place in the top eight seeded players.
Prom was very happy to finish first, and receive the cash bonus;
“I did well for the last two days, I only missed a couple of shots to put myself in the top position.”
“Very happy to finish first but still a lot of golf for tomorrow and I think it’s going to be good fun.
“It means a lot. I’m going to earn my European Tour card and it’s going to be the first win for me on the European Tour.”
“I’m just going to go out and have fun, concentrate with my game.”
The other seeds were Thorbjørn Olesen, Denmark, Sean Crocker, USA , Lucas Herbert, Australia, who all finished at -10 under. Other qualifiers were Sam Horsfield, England, Yisaku Miyazato, Japan, and Australians Brad Kennedy and Dimitrios Papadatos.
The two tournament leaders at the start of play crashed out, Lee Westwood and the defending champion Brett Rumford both carded +6 over par 78.
Round 1 looks like this;
Stephen LEANEY V Andrea PAVAN
Kiradech APHIBARNRAT V Ben ECCLES
Yikeun CHANG V Zander Lombard
Marcus FRASER V Poom SAKSANSIN
James NITTIES V Nick CULLEN
Pavit TANGKAMOLPRASERT V Callan O’REILLY
Grant FORREST V Matthew MILLAR
Min Woo LEE (AM) V Satoshi KODAIRA