Boonchu Ruangkit

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Boonchu Ruangkit
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Born (1956-05-12) 12 May 1956 (age 58)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional 1986
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) Asian Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 16
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour 5
European Seniors Tour 5
Other 6
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner
2010

Boonchu Ruangkit (born 12 May 1956) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on the Champions Tour.

As a young man, Boonchu tried for a career in kick boxing, but he gave it up after being knocked out cold in his third bout. He made his mark in golf when he won the 1985 Australian Amateur and he turned professional the following year. He has won five titles on the Asian Tour since its first modern season in 1995, and has several other victories to his name. He was the runner-up on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1995 and also made the top ten in 1998 and 2004. In the latter year he won the Thailand Open for the second time in his career at the age of 47.

In 2006, Boonchu turned 50 and became eligible to play in senior tournaments. He finished first in the 2006 Champions Tour Qualifying School and joined the Champions Tour in 2007. In 2010, he joined the European Seniors Tour and won four events (including three straight) and the Order of Merit.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (16)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Oct 1995 Langkawi Open −15 (67-71-67-68=273) 7 strokes Thailand Jamnian Chitprasong
2 7 Jan 1996 Myanmar PGA Championship +5 (68-72-76-77=293) Playoff Australia Jeff Senior
3 29 Sep 1996 Lexus International −12 (75-69-67-65=276) Playoff United States Mike Cunning
4 6 Apr 1997 London Myanmar Open −15 (72-65-68-68=273) Playoff Australia John Senden
5 25 Jan 2004 Thailand Open −18 (68-66-69-67=270) 5 strokes South Korea Kim Jong-duk, Thailand Prayad Marksaeng

Other wins (5)[edit]

  • 1992 Thailand Open
  • 1998 Mercuries Masters (Taiwan)
  • 2003 Singha Classic (Thailand)
  • 2004 Chevrolet Championship (Thailand)
  • 2006 Singha Masters (Thailand)

European Senior Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 7 Mar 2010 Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters −14 (64-69-66=199) Playoff Philippines Frankie Miñoza
2 14 Mar 2010 Chang Thailand Senior Masters −21 (64-66-65=195) 11 strokes Thailand Jamnian Chitprasong, Philippines Frankie Miñoza,
Japan Katsuyoshi Tomori
3 28 Mar 2010 Berenberg Bank Masters −3 (69-78-69=216) 3 strokes South Africa Bobby Lincoln, Scotland Sam Torrance
4 17 Oct 2010 Benahavis Senior Masters −16 (68-65-64=197) 7 strokes England John Gould, England Carl Mason
5 4 Sep 2011 Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters −9 (68-68-71=207) 4 strokes Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr, England Roger Chapman,
England Barry Lane

Japan PGA Senior Tour[edit]

  • 2013 ISPS Handa Cup - Satsukibare Senior Masters

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

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