Peter Uihlein spent all four days on the first page of the leaderboard at the Thailand Classic, the final event of European Tour’s Far East schedule. Uihlein’s finished of -14/274 after four sub-par rounds adds another Top 10 finish, finishing alone in fourth place in Thailand event.
Uihlein had a slow start this year on the European PGA Tour missing the cut in his first three starts. That has changed with three Top-10 consecutive finishes since late February. The New Bedford native finished T-9th at the Championship Malaysia on the 21st of February and another T-9th at the Perth International a week later. Then, after a week off the in Australia, he traveled to the Thailand.
Turning professional in 2012 Uihlein gained full status on the European PGA Tour after winning the Madeira Islands Open in May of 2013. That year he finished the season ranked 14th on the 2013 Race to Dubai money list and was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year recipient.
Much like his freshman year at Oklahoma State when Uihlein struggled with his game as a freshman but persevered and worked through his issues. As a result he was named to the 2009 Walker Cup team posting a 6-2 record for the victorious U.S. squad. In 2010 he won the USGA Men’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay. Topping off his amateur career, Peter was named the R&A Amateur of the Year in 2010 and the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award in 2011.
Peter Uihlein is poised to win on the European PGA Tour in 2016
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