Thongchai heads to Aberdeen on a high

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee will have his confidence boost on all fronts as he heads to take on another strong field at this week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

The Black Mountain star finished tied-second in France last week and climbed to a career-high 34th place on the Official World Golf Ranking.
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Tied 2nd finish for Thongchai in France

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee’s hopes of winning his third title on European soil was denied after he dropped five shots in his first four holes and had to eventually settle for a tied-second finish at the Alstom Open de France on Sunday.

The Black Mountain star was on track for another grandstand finish but an uncharacteristic start by the Thai legend under testing weather conditions left him with a mountain to climb before he steadied the ship to close his campaign with a one-over-par 72.

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Thongchai lurks on 69

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee continued to put the spotlight on Asian golf and Black Mountain Golf Club when he remained in contention at the halfway stage of the Alstom Open de France by posting a two-under-par 69.

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Thongchai opens with a 70

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee opened his campaign at the Alstom Open de France by carding a one-under-par 70 to take a share of 15th place on Thursday.

The Black Mountain sponsored player got off strongly in his opening front-nine by marking his card with birdies on holes three, five, six and seven. However, the Thai, who has already won twice on European soil, could not keep up his momentum in his back-nine and would drop three shots on 11, 13 and 18 to head into the second round, six shots back of American leader Kevin Stadler.

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Thongchai hopeful of French delight

Black Mountain’s Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand will be seeking his third victory on European soil when he steps up to the tee at this week’s Alstom Open de France. Having been denied a win in Germany where he finished tied for fifth, all eyes will be on the Asian legend to put up another battling performance against the European heavyweights that include Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer and home favourite Victor Dubuisson.

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