𝗝𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗘 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗦 𝗔𝗚𝗔𝗜𝗡 – 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗧𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞
Jamie Booterbaugh has been here for about three months this time around and has shown the most consistently good form as any player currently at Links.
He is about to take off for a stint back in the U.S.A, so made sure to get his last Green Jacket before he goes. OR, is it his last one? There could be one more chance.
The winning score today was just 35 points and that score was shot by three golfers.
Jamie won all the countbacks to grab first spot.
Simon Niven, in his short one month stay, has already worn the ‘Jacket’ once and went very near to it again, losing that countback to Jamie.
Mike Ehlert, freshly returned from the U.S.A also staked a claim with his 35 points, but lost all the countbacks to hold third place.
Wayne Peppernell is maintaining his winning form and, although he didn’t win this one, still scored 34 points to win his countback and take fourth spot.
Glen Elsworth is playing a little more regularly and is making some good scores as well. He also had 34 points to finish in fifth place.
John Chelo didn’t need to be in a countback as he alone had 33 points and the final place on the podium.
𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙨: Dave Arataki (A3), Rick Tranter (A5), Paul Anderson (C3), Billy Buchanan (C8)
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐨 𝐊𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐰
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 – 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗯𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵 (𝟭𝟭) – 𝟯𝟱 𝗽𝘁𝘀 𝗰/𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸
2nd Place – Simon Niven (13) – 35 pts c/back
3rd Place – Mike Ehlert (10) – 35 pts
4th Place – Wayne Peppernell (18) – 34 pts c/back
5th Place – Glen Elsworth (13) – 34 pts
6th Place – John Chelo (18) – 33 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Ivan Nielsen – 17 pts
𝘽𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙚 ( non winners) – Thierry Petrement – 18 pts
We are not sure why, at the presentations, Billy apologized for playing the longer yellow tees. At Khao Kheow and, incidentally, Greenwood, we do mix it around in order to cater for the range of handicaps on the day. Playing the course presented.
The new management at Khao Kheow is getting to work on improving this course so, with work happening around the different nines, there are some ragged edges. However, apart from some large GUR and some sanding, it still played like a good course should.
And, we must mention the terrific all-in price of 1100 bht. That is great value and appreciated.
Photo: Winner, 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡, with Billy Buchanan