Chinnarat Phadungsil

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Chinnarat Phadungsi
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Chinnarat Phadungsi
Nickname Neung (One)
Born (1988-11-01) 1 November 1988 (age 26)
Chantaburi, Thailand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Nationality  Thailand
Residence Chantaburi, Thailand
Career
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour 3
Other 1

Chinnarat Phadungsil (born 1 November 1988) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour and the European Tour.

Chinnarat was born in Chantaburi, Thailand. As an amateur, he won tournaments in Asia, Australia and the United States. His most notable win came at the 15-17 age group event at the Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, California. He won the 2005 Double A International Open on the Asian Tour at the age of 17 years and five days, becoming the youngest person to win on the Asian Tour. He trailed by five shots going into the final round but forced a playoff with a final round of 67 which included three birdies on the final holes. He defeated Shiv Kapur in a playoff to win the tournament. The win also made him the third amateur to win a professional tournament in Asia. He turned professional right after the victory.

Chinnarat won his second event on the Asian Tour at the 2006 Crowne Plaza Open. He was two shots back with three holes left in the tournament and birdied holes 16 and 18 to force a playoff. He defeated Prom Meesawat and Lin Wen-tang in the playoff. As a rookie on tour, he finished in 29th on the Order of Merit. He almost picked up his third Asian Tour victory at the 2007 Midea China Classic but fell to Thaworn Wiratchant in a playoff. He finished 20th on the Order of Merit in 2007. In 2008 he recorded four top-10 finishes and finished in 38th on the Order of Merit. He earned his European Tour card for 2009 by finished T12 at qualifying school.

Chinnarat won his third event on the Asian Tour at the 2009 Queen's Cup. He entered the final round a stroke behind the leader but a final round of 67 (-4) including three birdies on the last five holes saw him win the tournament by a margin of three strokes.

Amateur wins (5)[edit]

  • 2001 Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship
  • 2002 Jack Newton Junior Golf Championship (Australia)
  • 2003 Sprint International Amateur Golf Championship (USA)
  • 2004 Asia Pacific Junior Masters
  • 2005 Junior World Golf Championships (Boys 15-17)

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 6 Nov 2005 Double A International Open
(as an amateur)
–14 (73-68-70-67=266) Playoff India Shiv Kapur
2 20 Aug 2006 Crown Plaza Open –16 (65-68-68-71=272) Playoff Thailand Prom Meesawat, Taiwan Lin Wen-tang
3 16 Aug 2009 Queen's Cup –16 (66-65-70-67=268) 3 strokes South Korea Kim Dae-hyun, Thailand Udorn Duangdecha
Japan Yoshinobu Tsukada

Japan Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2011 Tokyu Resort Nasu JGTO Challenge

Thailand national team appearances[edit]

  • Putra Cup: 2004 (winners)

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