May 20, 2022
Chanettee wins National Qualifiers and secures a place in the world-class field at Honda LPGA Thailand 2022

Chanettee Wannasaen, winner of the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers

BANGKOK – January 20, 2022 – Honda, in partnership with Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) and IMG, hosted the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers, which saw Chanettee Wannasaen celebrate her second consecutive year with an outstanding performance at the Siam Country Club Old Course won in Pattaya.

Chanettee shot seven-under par 137s over two days to secure a spot under a world-class field at the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand in March.

Congratulating Chanettee on her win, Noriyuki Takakura, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said the National Qualifiers are part of her commitment to elevating the local game to international standards and giving young Thai women golfers the opportunity to give to improve and achieve Beyond Greatness, aligned with the theme of the tournament for the year.

“The National Qualifiers have proven to be an effective platform for launching professional careers,” said Takakura. “It has also been widely accepted and has become a good vehicle to encourage the development and nurturing of the amateur ranks of aspiring Thai golfers.

“With the ever-growing support of the Sports Authority of Thailand, the IMG and the LPGA, Honda has been very proud to see local women’s golf grow by leaps and bounds. With that, we would like to congratulate everyone at Honda Chanettee on putting on a brilliant performance to win the Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers and rightly earned a place to be on the world stage and alongside the best players in the game at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2022.”

Chanettee finished with a four-under-69 and won in one shot ahead of Trichat Cheenglab. That followed the four-under she carded in round one as she led the tournament by three shots.

Pleased with her deserved win, Chanettee said: “It might have looked like an easy win in the end, but there were a lot of nerves out there. I’ve prepared intensively for this tournament and I’m very happy to have won. Qualifying for the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand is a very proud moment for me and it has been an incredible experience.

“I would like to thank Honda, the Sports Authority of Thailand and IMG for organizing this event and especially for giving golfers like me this great opportunity. I also want to thank my father, family and friends for bringing me back here today. Now I look forward to the Honda LPGA Thailand 2022 where I will do my best and hopefully make them proud again.”

Trichat did well in the second round with her 66, the low round of the tournament. She wore off her first day of straight par 72 with her six-under for a total of 138 and she’ll definitely have more opportunities to top it.

There was a three-way tie for third place, with Benyapa Niphatsophon, Natthakritta Vongtaveelap and Pavarisa Yoktuan all finishing in 142nd. Benyapa hit a one-under in the last round to match her 71 from round one, while Natthakritta, still an amateur player, posted a two under 70 and Pavarisa also had a 71.

A total of 62 women competed in the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers, held January 18-20 at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course in Pattaya, Chonburi Province. Chanettee, along with three other invited Thai players, will compete in the US$1.6 million Honda LPGA Thailand 2022 from March 10-13 at the same venue, where Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand is the defending champion.

Manawara Phechpalakon (right), Marketing General Manager, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Vachiraphon Pannan (left), Senior Strategic Partnerships Director of IMG Thailand, present Chanettee Wannasaen (centre), winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers 2022 The ceremony was held at Siam Country Club Pattaya, Old Course.

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Leading end results
1 Chanettee Wannasaen-7 | 137
2 Trichat Cheenglab-6 | 138
T3 Benyapa Niphatsophone -2 | 142
T3 Natthakritta Vongtaveelap (Am) -2 | 142
T3 Pavarisa Yoktuan-2 | 142
6 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras-1 | 143
7 Parinda Phokan E | 144
8 Arpichaya Yubol +1 | 145
9 Jaravee Boonchant +2 | 146
10 Karisa Chul-ak-sorn (Am) +3 | 147
T11 Pattharat Rattanawan (Am) +4 | 148
T11 Chanoknan Angurasaranee +4 | 148
T11 Cholcheva Wongras (Am) +4 | 148
T11 Nicha Kanpai (Am) +4 | 148
T11 Pinyada Kuvanun (Am) +4 | 148

About Honda LPGA Thailand
The Honda LPGA Thailand is the flagship LPGA tournaments held in Pattaya, Thailand since 2006. The tournament is currently held annually at the Siam Country Club Old Course in Pattaya Chonburi Province, which has since become known as the home of the Honda LPGA Thailand. The only LPGA sanctioned event in Thailand with a rich 15-year tradition, the tournament features 60 of the world’s top LPGA players and 10 invited guests competing for a $1.6 million prize pool. The tournament gained recognition as a launching pad for young Thai golfers and cemented Thailand’s status as a leading golf tourism destination. For the 14th edition in 2021, the tournament reached 1,843 broadcast hours worldwide, televised in 41 markets in over 100 countries.

Honda LPGA Thailand is organized and promoted by IMG and proudly presented by Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. This world-class tournament is also supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), Tourism Authority of Thailand and sponsored by Bangkok Bank, Betagro Group, EVA Airways, Daikin, GS Battery and Trust Golf.

For more information and updates on the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand, please visit www.hondalpgathailand.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lpgaThailand or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/hondalpgathailand.

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