Chapchai Nirat

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Chapchai Nirat
Personal information
Full name Chapchai Nirat
Born (1983-06-05) 5 June 1983 (age 33)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality  Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Asian Tour 4
Other 2

Chapchai Nirat (born 5 June 1983) is a Thai professional golfer.

Chapchai is the son of a Thai national team golfer, and turned professional in 1998 as a fifteen-year-old. He won for the first time as a pro at the 2004 Genting Masters in Malaysia. He joined the Asian Tour in 2005, and had a second-place finish in his rookie season. In 2007 he won the TCL Classic, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour and the Hana Bank Vietnam Masters. He was the third Thai to win a European Tour event.

In March 2009, Nirat shot 32-under-par over 72 holes to claim the SAIL Open, setting a new Asian Tour record for the best 72-hole score.[1]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 18 Mar 2007 TCL Classic
(co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour)
−22 (61-66-68-71=266) 3 strokes Argentina Rafa Echenique

Asian Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 18 Mar 2007 TCL Classic
(co-sanctioned by the European Tour)
−22 (61-66-68-71=266) 3 strokes Argentina Rafa Echenique
2 25 Nov 2007 Hana Bank Vietnam Masters −12 (68-71-70-67=276) 2 strokes Thailand Chawalit Plaphol, England Simon Griffiths
3 21 Mar 2009 SAIL Open −32 (62-62-65-67=256) 11 strokes India Gaganjeet Bhullar, Australia Richard Moir
4 21 Sep 2014 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters −10 (68-69-69-68=274) Playoff Philippines Antonio Lascuña

Asian Development Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2004 Genting Masters (Malaysia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thai golfer wins Asian event with record 32-under par". USA Today. March 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 

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