Jakarta, 23 December SIMONEAPAC Cup 2023 was won by Atthaya Thitikul with a fairly large point difference. From the first hole, this world number 9 player showed her class as an LPGA player. At only 21 years old, she already has many titles and is even the second youngest player in the history of women’s golf who can be ranked 1st in the world.
The course of the match itself was quite easy for Atthaya, apart from his ability to play golf, the comfortable feeling of playing on a team with Jaravee Boonchant helped Atthaya get maximum results. 5 birdies and 2 boogeys were enough to make Atthaya the best in this competition with a total of 14 underpar , so he couldn’t be overtaken by Dayeon Lee, who had to settle for second place with a total of 7 under, and Minbeol Kim was in third place with 5 underpar.
“For me, all competitions are important, especially this competition. Actually, I didn’t expect any results from this competition, either individually or as a team, but the results turned out to be good. It’s not what the tournament is like, but the important thing is that I keep playing and being sharp,” said Atthaya.
This Thai professional golfer, who, as of March 2023, has been playing for the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour, At the mere age of 14 years, 4 months, and 19 days, she won the Ladies European Thailand Championship as an amateur on July 9, 2017, making her the youngest golfer ever to win the championship. With the additional title at the end of this year, it proves that Atthaya is one of the best young players currently.
The team leaderboard itself is led by the Thailand 2 team with 15 underpar points from the combination of the two players, namely Atthaya Thitikul and Jaravee Boonchant, while the second and third positions are occupied by the Korean 4 team consisting of Youmin Hwang and Minbyeol Kim and the Korean 5 team, Minsol Kim. and Hyosong Lee, who scored the same points, namely 8 underpar.
With the end of the 2023 SIMONEAPAC Cup, it once again proves that Pondok Indah Golf Course is still a magnet for spectators to enjoy world-class players showing off their skills, in addition to a good-quality course and a place that is very easy to access and also very friendly for spectators to explore every hole without fatigue. This is proven by the large number of spectators who came from the first day to the final.