Our Rikard Karlberg had a day to remember when he eclipsed some of the biggest names in golf by opening his CIMB Classic challenge with a seven-under-par 65.
Sweden’s Johan Edfors made a triumphant return to China when he broke free of the chasing pack by going on a birdie sprint in his last four holes to win the Shankai Classic presented by IDG. It was the Black Mountain player’s first victory since 2006 and it couldn’t come at a more befitting venue than China as it was in the Middle Kingdom that saw him win the first of three European Tour titles that year.
Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg enjoyed his best round of the week when he closed with a four-under-par 66 at the Hong Kong Open to finish in tied-20th place.
The Black Mountain sponsored Swede was clearly elated his performance in Hong Kong has earned him a place in the US$7 million CIMB Classic- an Asian Tour and PGA Tour co-sanctioned event which will take place in Malaysia at the end of the month.
Black Mountain sponsored player Prom Meesawat of Thailand had a round to remember when he fired an ace on the par-three second enroute to a second round four-under-par 66 at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.
Last year’s runner-up Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand got off to a winning start at the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Wednesday. The three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner saw off Italy’s Francesco Molinari two up despite three-putting on the 17th hole to set-up a nervy trip down the last at the London Golf Club.
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee opened his accounts at the Portugal Masters encouragingly with a four-under-par 67. The Black Mountain sponsored player, who has already won once in Sweden this year, is poised to emerge as another likely contender again this week.
This week, the spotlight falls on Thai maestro Thongchai Jaidee as he takes on an international field at the Portugal Masters.
All eyes will be on Black Mountain sponsored players Prom Meesawat, Jazz Janewattananond and Berry Henson at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters this week. Read more