2019 BNI Indonesian Masters Winner Jazz Janewattananond

Panasonic SWING, Season 3 TOURNAMENT REPORT

Panasonic SWING

  Thailand

  India

NEW Indonesia

  Malaysia

Maybank Championship April 16 to 19, 2020 Saujana Golf and Country Club

  Japan

2020 Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship Details TBA

  Final Ranking

TBA

2019 Thailand OPEN

The third season of Panasonic SWING is underway at last. The first round takes us around five Asian countries, starting with the Thailand OPEN.

After several days of fierce competition, a sudden death playoff was held between John Catlin (USA), Shiv Kapur (India) and Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Thailand), who tied at 11 under par. At the first hole of the playoff, the par-four, 466-yard 18th hole, Kapur and Tangkamolprasert hit rough with their tee shots, while Catlin stayed in the fairway, shooting a stunning birdie and claiming the first victory of the season.

This win saw Catlin rank first in the Panasonic SWING rankings at 1800 points, while Tangkamolprasert and Kapur, the champion of the first Panasonic SWING season, both received 865 points. Tangkamolprasert also won a place in the 2020 Panasonic OPEN tournament in Japan as the top-ranking Thai local.

Photo: John Catlin

Dates: November 7 to 10, 2019
Location: Thai Country Club
Winner: John Catlin

2019 Thailand Open
Rd 3 highlights

2019 Thailand Open
Final round highlights

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2019 Panasonic OPEN INDIA

The Panasonic OPEN INDIA, the second game in the third season, moved to a new location in Haryana, a state in the north of India.
Due to poor weather, the first round was held over two days and reduced to a 54-hole event.

On the final day, Joohyung Kim (South Korea) scored 65 and won his first victory in the Asian Tour at 13 under par. At 17 years old, Kim is the second youngest winner of an Asian Tour tournament.
Second place was won by two Indian locals, Shiv Kapur and Chikkarangappa S, both 12 under par.

Kim shot to the top of the Panasonic SWING rankings with 2069 points after being awarded 269 points in the Thailand OPEN one week prior. John Catlin (USA) is in second place with 1800 points, while Kapur is third with 1730 points.

Photo: Joohyung Kim

Dates: November 14 to 17, 2019
Location: Classic Golf and Country Club
Winner: Joohyung Kim

2019 Panasonic OPEN INDIA
Rd 2 highlights

2019 Panasonic OPEN INDIA
Final round highlights

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2019 BNI Indonesian Masters

The third season of Panasonic SWING continued onto its third event with the BNI Indonesian Masters at the par-72 Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Despite finishing day two in 14th place and seven shots off the lead, Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand hit two eagles and seven birdies against one bogey for a round of 62 on day three to head into the overall lead on 16-under-par. On the final day, Janewattananond managed to pull away from his compatriot Gunn Charoenkul, who started the day just one shot behind, to earn an emphatic victory and finish five shots ahead on 23-under-par.

Danny Masrin finished as the highest-placed Indonesian player in fifth position and qualified for the 2020 Panasonic OPEN tournament in Japan.

Joohyung Kim of South Korea finished tied for 21st place, gaining 103.60 points. Combined with his points from the two previous events, his total of 2172.60 points was enough to remain at the top of the overall Panasonic SWING rankings for this season. Reigning champion Janewattananond was competing in the series for the first time this season and moves into fourth place with 1800 points.

Photo: Jazz Janewattananond

2019 BNI Indonesian Masters
Dates: December 12 to 15, 2019
Location: Royale Jakarta Golf Club
Winner: Jazz Janewattananond

2019 BNI Indonesian Masters
Rd 3 highlights

2019 BNI Indonesian Masters
Rd 4 highlights

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