Whenever the pressure is on, Jazz turns up a notch and thrives.
From flirting with an early exit from the Fiji International to firing the week’s lowest round score of 64 in the final round, Jazz sure knows a thing or two about playing it right.
The young Thai missed only one green in regulation on the final day and amassed a total of 28 putts, including an eagle-putt from 25 yards on the par-five 17 to finish tied for second.
“It’s my first time in Fiji and I really enjoyed myself this week. It’s a great place to be. It’s a very nice golf course. I am enjoying the views out there.
“I made the halfway cut on the number and made a big move on the leaderboard in the last two rounds. I have no complaints,” said Jazz.
While Jazz’s career is on the upswing now, things did not start off right for him at the beginning of the season.
“I took a step back as I lost my card for the first time in my career last season. I didn’t make the mark at Qualifying School too,” said Jazz.
The 21 year-old turned his game around with his breakthrough win in Bangladesh to regain his playing rights on the Asian Tour before going on to secure three other top-10s in Chinese Taipei and Thailand.
“You got to learn to handle the pressure somehow. I guess those setbacks helped in my game,” said Jazz, who moved up two spots to sixth place on the Order of Merit after taking home US$87,434 on Sunday.
Zimbabwean Scott Vincent made a huge move to 40th place on the merit list after finishing finished tied-ninth at the Fiji International.
“I have a lot of positives to take away from this week and hopefully I can ride on the good form heading into the remainder of the season,” said the 2016 Asian Tour Rookie of the Year.