THAILAND’S Pavit Tangkamolprasert will have Asian Tour star Prom Meesawat on his bag when he tees off in the all-important Asian Tour Qualifying School presented by Sports Authority of Thailand, which starts tomorrow.
Asian Tour winner Prom offered to be Pavit’s mentor and caddy for the week to give the young Thai a huge boost in the Final Stage where he will need to finish inside the top-40 and ties to secure his Tour card for 2014.
A total of 238 players will tee it up in the Final Stage, which will be played at Imperial Lakeview Golf Club and Springfield Royal Country Club in the first two rounds while Springfield Royal will host the final two days.
Pavit served notice of his talent when he claimed his maiden win on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) last month. He hopes to bring his game up another level by making the grade on the region’s premier Tour.
“I thought Prom was joking when he offered to carry my bag! I’m really happy and thankful for his help. He is a player with a great mental game. His gameplans and short games are incredible too. We play together all the time and he knows my game well. Hopefully I can do a good job this week and not disappoint him!” said an excited Pavit.
Prom, who has enjoyed a relatively good season on the 2013 Asian Tour season, is delighted to do his part and throw his support behind the young and upcoming players from his home country.
“Pavit and I are very good friends,” said the 29-year-old Prom, who hails from Hua Hin.
“We always practise together and we are like a family. He is one of the talented young players from Thailand. He has been playing well over the past few years but I think he needs to bring his game up to another level.
“The Asian Tour is a very good platform for him to step up his game.”