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Narkprachar leads first round of men’s golf

VINH PHUC (VNA) – Thai golfer Weerawish Narkprachar has led the first round of the men’s single category at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to the organising committee.

The 18-hole event was held at Heron Lake Golf Course & Resort in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

Weerawish took the lead with four-under par. Hiroshi Hirahara Tai of Singapore came second (-3), and Pongsapak Laopakdee of Thailand and Indonesian Amadeus Christian Susanto were joint third (-2).

Vietnamese golfer Nguyen Anh Minh finished the round 1 under, alongside Ervin Chang of Singapore and Ratchanon Chantananuwat of Thailand.

In the women’s group, Natthakritta Vongtaveelap and Eila Galitsky, both from Thailand, are leading the first round both scoring five-under par.

The 20-year-old Natthakritta is one of the best golfers in Thailand, ranked 79th in the world.

The athlete with the highest ranking is currently 18-year-old Malaysian female golfer Jeneath Wong (64th).

A total of 55 golfers from nine countries began competing at the 31st SEA Games yesterday.

The athletes are to vie for four sets of medals in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s and women’s teams.

Weerawish Narkprachar. PHOTO: VNA