Thais get money with clubs

Chulalongkorn University graduate Russy Gulyanamitta (bio here) isn’t in Kansas any more. She shot a 68 and got a career-best second place behind Annika Sorenstam at the opening tournament of the 2008 ladies’ golf campaign, the SBS Open at Turtle Bay in Hawaii. That was worth a cool $75,867 or around 3 million baht. (Annika got $165,000 for winning.)

Stacy Prammanasudh wound up tied for 32nd. She took $7,139, also not a shabby four-day pay cheque.

It’s hard to know how good or what the prospects are for the Thai. She hasn’t much to show for a year on the tour, but you never know. She’s determined as all get-out. Her only real win in America was back in 2001 on the Futures Tour, in Witchita, Kansas.

As for Annika, who some people (ahem!) think is the world’s second best golfer, she didn’t win a thing last year. But she is back!

Meanwhile Prom Meesawat had a very nice payday at the Indonesia Open, which is actually a European Tour event. Prom wound up in third place behind Chilean sensation Felipe Aguilar, and won 46,576.95 euros, or about 2.2 million baht. Not many of us get earn a million baht a day.

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