Pattaya: Natthakritta Vongtaveelap and her close friend Suvichaya Vinijchaitham carry the hopes of host nation Thailand in the final round of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (WAAP) championship today.
Natthakritta birdied the last two holes for a four-under-par 68 in the third round yesterday.
She had a three-day total of eight-under-par 208 and was joined by Suvichaya (69), Taiwan’s Huang Ting-Hsuan (70) and South Korea’s Lim Ji-Yoo (72) at the top of the leaderboard to set up an exciting final round at Siam Country Club’s Waterside Course.
The Philippines’ Rianne Mikhaela Malixi (70) was in fifth place on seven-under 209, while South Korea’s Park Ye-Ji (67) jumped to tied sixth place at 211 with Japan’s Mamika Shinchi and Australian Kelsey Bennett (72).
The 19-year-old Natthakritta, who started with a bogey on the first hole but then made six birdies and…