Bangkok, Ana Peláez behind Patty Tavatanakit

Ana Peláez showed patience and held on to the pitch as best she could on a tough day due to the extreme heat at the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, in the second round of the Aramco Team Series, a tournament belonging to the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Peláez now occupies the eleventh position, with 140 shots (-4) in the accumulated and is five behind the leader, the local player Patty Tavatanakit, who finished off the day with two birdies at 17 and 18 to increase her advantage and put distance with their pursuers.

The day did not start well for the 24-year-old player from Malaga who, this time, did notice the fatigue of the last two weeks, especially mentally, due to the accumulation of emotions, fatigue and extreme heat in Bangkok. She signed 73 hits, one over par for the field.

Ana Peláez, statements

“I started very badly (he entered the course through the 10th hole), I was not right with the greens, I was wrong on several falls, and today I did notice fatigue, especially mentally. So, the second nine holes I I decided to take on the fatigue, not risk uselessly and it has gone better for me (two birdies on 11 and 14 of his lap). Now I’m going to work on my putt a bit”, commented the winner of the Community of Madrid Ladies Open last week 

Peláez is currently the best positioned Spanish player in the classification table, which is led by Patty Tavatanakit, winner of the Chevron Championship in 2021, an American LPGA Circuit tournament. The local heroine is raising passions among Thai fans, in a sport still emerging in the country. The Thai made a constant golf, without frights (only two failures in two days) and finished off the day with two birdies on 17 and 18 to put land in the middle with the second classified.

The second place with seven less goes to the Englishwoman, Felicity Johnson, who jumped into the Spanish media in 2009 after her victory in the Tenerife Ladies Open that was played in Costa Adeje. Since her victory at the French Open in 2011, the British player has tried several times without success. She shares the position with Belgian Manon De Roy, whom Carmen Alonso from Madrid remembers well for losing the Santander Golf Tour Letas de Valencia playoff against her in 2019. Meritorious sixth place for former Solheim Cup captain, Catriona Matthew.