Last weeks ADT event saw me in the beautiful Phuket, Thailand for the Singha Phuket Open, an event co-sanctioned with the All Thailand Tour & Asian Development Tour.
After a couple of weeks at home after my PNG trip I was ready to compete again and having never been to Phuket before I was excited to get there and see what it was like.
After arriving on Monday evening I got out on course Tuesday and played 9 holes followed by 18 holes on Wednesday in the ProAm. Laguna Golf Course is a great facility, and although it is the beginning of wet season the course was in great condition and everything was in place for it to be a great week. My tee time for round 1 was 12:30pm and I was now ready to fire.
I got off to a great start and managed to ride the momentum all the way through the 4 rounds. Whilst I didn’t feel completely comfortable with my swing I was playing smart golf and picking my targets and keeping the ball in play and out of trouble.
I shot rounds of 62(-8) 69(-1) 64(-4) 64(-4) to finish 259(-21) and T-4th. Great to once again be in the mix on a Sunday. During the tournament I managed to only make 2 bogeys, which came on my 70th & 71st holes, was really pushing to keep them off the card for the 4 days but this is still my best result for a 4 round tournament. Throughout the week we had numerous rain delays due to storms ripping through however the course staff did a fantastic job of keeping the course in playable condition. Over the 4 days I received great support on course from some Aussies that live in Phuket as well as my playing partner from the Pro Am. It was great to have these guys out on course willing me on.
This result has kept me in 2nd position on the ADT Order of Merit after 5 events of the season. I now have 3 weeks at home to prepare for my next stretch which will feature 4 events in a row and 2 of the bigger tournaments for the year in Taiwan.