While Thais might be good at many things, winning sporting events isn’t usually one of them. That, however, didn’t stop 17-year-old Thai golfer, Ariya Jutanugarn, who just missed out becoming the first Thai ever to win an LPGA title by coming in second.
Ariya won second place in the Honda Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Thailand 2013 tournament at the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course today, beating the likes of American professional golfer Michelle Wie and Norwegian Suzann Pettersen — a huge victory for Ariya.
The HONDA LPGA tournament ended with Inbee Park of Korea in first place and Ariya Jutanugarn in second. In a third place tie, Yani Tseng of Taiwan, So Yeon Ryu of Korea and Beatriz Recarl of Spain finished out the top three spots.
All I can say is, if this is what Ariya Jutanugarn is going to do at her first ever LPGA tournament as a professional and at only 17 years of age, I can only imagine how well she’s going to do in the coming years. Thailand should be very proud.
Meanwhile, watch this profile video filmed when Ariya Jutanugarn was name Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 2012 — she’s really a lovely girl, isn’t she?